March 02, 2012
Upgrade Flash Drives In Time For Windows 8

Windows 8 is the codename for the upcoming software from Microsoft which will replace Windows 7. Features include a redesign of the conventional start menu, with a home screen that suits touch screen devices as well as mouse and keyboard input. Advanced hibernation functionality will improve start-up times, and users are able to sign in using a Windows Live ID for access to their SkyDrive. One of the more interesting features of the new operating system is Windows To Go; an innovative element which allows Windows 8 to boot and run from a USB mass storage device such as a flash drive or an external drive.

Although there is no release date yet set for Windows 8, those planning on experiencing the update for themselves might benefit from updating their flash drives or external hard drives in preparation. The Windows To Go feature needs only 16GB to run, so 16GB flash drives are set to soar as a result of supply and demand. Data Memory Systems is one of the foremost suppliers of PC and Apple memory products in the USA and has a huge variety of flash memory to suit all needs.

External hard drives have become an ever more popular method of storing information in this fast-moving world of business and industry, and Data Memory Systems' selection is second to none. The most budget-friendly of their offerings is the LaCie Rikiki Hi-Speed USB 2.0 500GB, which, at $91.50, is perfect for anyone who needs constant access to their music, photos or important files. USB Boost software is included for Windows users, for enhanced speed, and the aluminum exterior is tough without being too heavy.

For those with slightly higher specifications in regards to the external drives, the LaCie Hard Disk MAX Hi-Speed USB 2.0 - 2TB is an ideal choice. Two RAID options (RAID 0 for speed and RAID 1 for security) paired with the plug and play capabilities mean this external PC memory solution is as versatile as it is sleek and stylish. A USB expansion port even means it can be attached to other USB devices for further back-ups. This drive, perfect for when Windows To Go finally lands, is available from Data Memory Systems at just $238.50.

Some users may not be looking for a full hard drive, perhaps just a USB flash drive to do the job. The 64GB Transcend Retractible USB 2.0 JetFlash 530 has enough memory capability to power the Windows To Go system, as well as being pocket-sized and durable. The retractable design protects the drive and the unit also offers a free download of JetFlash's Elite data management tool. The model is available from Data Memory Systems for $84.10, with more budget-friendly options available in the same range.

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About Data Memory Systems: The Data Memory Systems' team wants to provide the best possible quality PC memory and Apple memory at the lowest prices. They offer great service and value for your money. Whether you have a Dell, HP, Sony, IBM or Apple Mac system, they have the compatible memory for your device.

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