Roger has bought a 1TB USB memory stick for only £8.99 and wonders if he could use it as a day-to-day drive

I have just had to replace my 1TB hard drive, which cost £25 all done and dusted, but I notice you can now get a 1TB USB Flash drive for £8.99. Could you use one of those as a normal day-to-day drive? I will use one as a backup, but if I mirror my drive on it, could I switch over to it if mit goes down again? Roger

I was surprised – shocked! – to discover that you could buy a 1TB flash drive for less than a tenner, because I’ve been paying more than that for 16GB and 32GB versions. However, the old computer industry adage still applies: “cheap, fast, good – choose any two”.

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