With the easy transfer of computer files and data becoming increasingly important in modern society, not to mention the fact that file sizes are becoming increasingly too large and too impractical to fit on optical media, then the use of memory sticks is becoming ever more important. This article shall be looking at where to buy computer memory sticks.
What is a memory stick and how can it be used?
The importance and usefulness of USB memory sticks are manifold. Indeed, there are too many uses for them to be focused upon here. However, some of the most common uses of memory sticks for your computer will be dealt with.
What is a memory stick?
Memory sticks should not be confused with the memory inside your PC (sometimes referred to as DDR memory). Instead, it should be thought of as a portable solution for transferring data from one computer to another, not unlike a DVD-R or CD-R. However, a memory stick is far more reliable and much quicker, not to mention increasingly more cost-effective than disposable optical media. Uses With prices constantly falling, but with the constant increase in capacities, it is easy to see why USB memory sticks are starting to supersede more traditional methods of portable data storage. Some less obvious examples may be from directly watching films downloaded via a PC onto the memory stick and watching them on a USB equipped TV set, to transferring music files to an audio system that contains its own internal storage. Of course, there are other examples of usage. These could be from transferring work to and from school or the workplace or using the memory stick as a temporary backup solution.
Where to buy
Whilst there are many High Street shops and many large grocery chains that sell memory sticks these days, your best option for value for money is to buy online. Hence, some good places to buy memory sticks from will be outlined below: Play.com Many memory sticks are available here with a range of costs and capacities to suit all pockets. Free delivery is also included. Dabs.co.uk There is a large variety of memory sticks to choose from here. Froogle.co.uk It is essentially a price comparison website. Items can be sorted by relevance, cost etc.. A good rule of thumb is to always buy as much memory as you can afford as often going for a smaller capacity device just because it saves a few pounds and can often be seen as a false economy.