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Xbox 360 and PS3 flash drivesGame consoles and USB drives were not always a match. Earlier generations of gaming technology had their limits. Without USB flash drive capabilities, you were often chained to your room or home if you wanted to progress in the particular game you already invested hours in playing. Because of that, you could forget about taking your saved game profile to a friend’s house or other console. Updating firmware either used discs or was impossible. The idea of storing music and photos alongside your games was also unheard of.

Gamers can breathe a huge sigh of relief that they don’t have to live in that kind of world anymore thanks to the implementation of game console flash drives. What’s more is that flash drive currently laying around the house will likely do the trick.

How to Use Flash Drive on Xbox 360

Last year, Premium USB wrote an article that weighed the idea of purchasing the Xbox 360 USB Flash Drive by SanDisk compared to going with a cheap flash drive. The primary requirement of this alternative drive is that it is 16GB with a minimum of 1GB of free space available in order to move and store data. The downside to using your own USB drive is configuration instead of use right out of the box.

First you’ll turn on your Xbox and plug in the flash drive. Go to “My Xbox” and select “System Settings”. Next, click on the “Memory” tab and scroll down to “USB Storage Device”. Once selected, you’ll have the option to “Configure Now” or “Customize”. If you select “Configure Now”, be mindful that it will format your flash drive, meaning all files will be removed for the console’s storage needs.

If you “Customize”, you’ll be able to designate how much space to give to the Xbox. This may be a good option for those who don’t want to erase all of their files or don’t anticipate more storage. In this case you’ll still need at least 768MB of free space. The settings allow you to adjust your designated space. Once you make your selection, it will test compatibility between the console and drive. If the configuration is a success, you can proceed to transfer data from your console or hard drive to your destination source—your USB drive. Through an intuitive menu, Xbox will tell you how much space each file takes and how much is available.

How to Use Flash Drive on PS3

The Sony Playstation 3 boasts 4 USB ports for easy use of a mouse, keyboard and other peripherals, like the USB flash drive. While you won’t have to deal with configuring a flash drive on PS3 you will need to be aware of formatting. Generally, today’s PCs use the NTFS format, but Playstation requires the FAT32 format, which can be done on your computer.

Go to “My Computer”, right-click on your removable flash drive and select “Format”. Click on FAT32 under the file system and deselect “Quick Format”. Formatting will erase all of your data currently on the drive. Click “Start” to complete the formatting process.

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by 8-DK

The $72 PC
Pick your parts carefully and you can make your own computer for the price of a month’s worth of lattes
By Dave Prochnow
With antiquated components flooding the surplus-parts market and free operating systems only a click away, building a fully functional computer has never been such a bargain. No, the $72 PC won’t replace your new dual-core, Vista-shredding laptop. But with its compact size and solid-state components (no hard drive or CD drive), it’s perfect for building into custom enclosures and for specific tasks like Web surfing or playing games. The computer boots from a USB flash drive running an operating system called Damn Small Linux that can handle just about any job

EASY

by H_T_D

Almost all distros (versions) of Linux are FREE. You can find hundreds of versions available for download here:
Now that page can be a bit confusing, and of course you are faced with wondering which version would be right for you, so I usually recommend Ubuntu, which you can find here:
OR
You can create a Bootable CD or even a Bootable Flash Drive and not have to install anything, run the new OS right off the CD to see if you like it:

That guy is outta his mind.

by kaffeinefix

Starting from scratch, you'd have to buy the CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Hard Disk, DVD drive, Case, Power supply and Operating system.
That'll cost you at LEAST $400 right there. And that's if you're pretty good at getting deals/know what you're doing.
THEN you add keyboard (assuming it's from scratch and not using pre-existing components) and mouse, monitor, speakers and whatever else you may need a computer to do. Like, a flash reader. I haven't even brought up the graphics card needed to run today's games!
Now you're talking $500-$900
Of course you can salvage existing parts, re-vamp an old one off craigslist or upgrade your existing PC

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