1. Size Matters — The SanDisk Cruzer Fit 32GB

    For those that don’t know, my main Mac is the low end 64GB MacBook Air (last generation). It usually is enough for me. I have about 15GB of available space at any given time and, since I work mostly in plaintext files, I never feel like I’m running out of room. That said, there are times when I wish that, for a short term, I had a bit more. Sometimes I’m working on a project for a client that requires more room on a temporary basis while the project is active. Once complete, I archive it to my Drobo anyway. So, I really only need the space for a week or two.

    The SanDisk Cruzer Fit (32GB in my case) is what I settled on to fill this need. It is a really, really, tiny USB drive. How tiny? Well, if you excuse my subpar iPhone photography:

    It’s even hard to tell from this but it barely sticks out of the USB port. Just enough to grab it to take it out actually. A bit less than a quarter inch. 

    What this means is that I can just keep it in my Air. Unlike a regular style USB drive, there is little risk of it being broken off in a bag so I don’t have to remove it all the time. The speed is in line with what one would expect as well. I’m kind of spoiled by the Air’s SSD but I don’t notice any appreciable difference reading and writing to this drive and I would say that, of the USB drives I’ve had this seems to be the fastest.

    So, if you are looking for a little drive you can just leave in a USB port for extended periods and barely notice it is there, this is the best I have found. Heck, I can think of another cool use — stick it into the back of your Airport Extreme and, with Back To My Mac enabled on it, create your own little personal “cloud” storage drive

    And, with that, I’m off to purchase another…

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