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Can we talk for a minute about the true cost of custom USB drives?

Time and time again I get contacted by customers looking for help loading data onto their customized USB Flash Drives.  Drives that have been sourced from outside vendors.

Now one would think that duplicating these drives would be a fairly straightforward procedure and the price would be a simple fixed price.

Unfortunately that person would be WRONG.

Flash drives are not all alike, many unscrupulous brokers and vendors like to throw around terms like "Tier 1" Memory or “High Grade Media” but time and time again when people bring in their flash drives sourced from outside vendors I see issues.  Issues like: unformatted drives, improperly formatted drives, stacked memory, pre loaded data (not new) and or excruciatingly slow performance.

We use tools such as Crystal DiskMark and Chip Genius to keep track of the worst offenders but frankly it's a daunting task. 

If a customer has already purchased the drives often times the price they are quoted for data loading is an eye opener. 

Why is this the case?

When we source a drive we can control the:
Quality and read/write speeds
Packaging
Controller
Format

When you don't control for the above requirements you run the risk of:
Slowing your processes
Researching solutions
Additional manufacturing steps such as erasing and reformatting
Increased labor from package removal and disposal
Finally worst of all you run the risk of burning out your USB module on your hardware.  All of the sudden the profit made on the data load doesn’t seem all that profitable when your replacing an $1800 duplication tower.

So what is the solution?

Sourcing your drive and data load together.  If you want the absolute lowest cost and your comfortable sending your data to China then ask your promo vendor for the cost of data load.   Of course this means you have to have all your ducks in a row well ahead of your deadline as sourcing from China requires long lead times.

Or

You can source your drives from me.  I work with suppliers by the thousands every month; I know what works and what doesn’t.  Plus when you add up all the costs and headaches associated with piece mailing your job together I am cheaper.
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Too bad our little 3d printer that can - doesn't have the print envelope to produce this bad daddy. 

http://gizmodo.com/the-first-3d-printed-saxophone-sounds-surprisingly-dece-1616272037

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Interesting responses to the claims asserted in a recent http://www.wired.com/2014/07/usb-security/ piece on #USB hardware vulnerabilities.
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Seven Tips for a Successful International Disc Publishing Project

Saving money on shipping, reducing frustrations and choosing the proper format for your Disc Duplication job.  If your an international customer head over to our newest post on the site for some great tips on how to make your next cross continental #duplication job a breeze.

http://www.discburn.com/news-information/international-disc-publishing-tips.php
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Nice info-graphic  on the #musicbusinessfrom   the folks over at +The Current 

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No extra charge for UV coat  or high gloss on our custom printed album sleeves - available in quantities as small as 100.

High gloss can really make your project POP!
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#TBT to when somebody thought throwing wood paneling on a piece of tech was #classy
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Custom mold #usbdrive shotgun shell project.
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4/24/14
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The End is Nigh for Lightscrybe disc printing

From Wikipedia -

Companies such as HP, Samsung, LaCie and LiteOn have discontinued or are phasing out LightScribe drives as of June 2013[5] with only LG still manufacturing drives.
As of the beginning of January 2014, LightScribe.com HP's official LightScribe website has been removed. This has been replaced with the following message:
“Thank you for your interest in the LightScribe disc labeling technology. This website is no longer active. LightScribe software and disc utilities may be found on a number of public websites.”

#lightscrybe #EOL  
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Custom CD & DVD Mailers - 6"X9" Final Folded Dimension

1. Peel and Strip
2. Tamper Resistant Tear Strip
3. Branded
4. Benefits/Marketing Message
5. Report Pocket
6. CD or DVD Pocket
7. Contact & Location Details

For more information on custom printed disc mailers give us a call.
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