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Take some of TechRepublic's best content offline with the TechRepublic-2-Go USB drive


We've known for a long time that TechRepublic users like to download articles and compilations as PDFs to save them offline for later reading, print them, or make their own collections on various tech topics. We've tried to make this process a lot easier with the TechRepublic-2-Go USB Flash drive, which you can now buy through the TechRepublic Store.

This 2-GB USB drive (shown below) features the TechRepublic logo on the front and comes with a blue lanyard to make it even more portable. The drive is loaded with more than 500 files, including the elect TechRepublic Field Manual, the IT Shop in a Box, and the Administrator's Guide to Disaster Planning and Recovery (in case a disaster knocks you offline and this is your only resource). Plus, we've included more than two years of the best and most useful files from the popular TechRepublic Downloads directory.

Even with all of this stuff loaded on the drive, you'll still have 1.8 GB left to save other TechRepublic files, personal PDFs, documents, and files to create your own portable library, and/or to save software and tools you can use to turn this into a tech toolkit.

Order TechRepublic-2-Go

If we do another run of TechRepublic-2-Go in the future, what else do you think we should include on the USB drive? Join the discussion.

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Jason Hiner is the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He is an award-winning journalist who writes about the people, products, and ideas that are revolutionizing the ways we live and work in the 21st century.

6 comments
wks01
wks01

I can't even get my Flash drive to go beyond HTML Code.. What am I missing... Bill

3phatladies
3phatladies

Now that the price has come down considerably for usb flash drives, i would like to see something like a 8gb drive. And if you where to include a discount of the TRP subscription then you might have a buyer.

jdclyde
jdclyde

The downloads and ebooks included should match what the user is interested in. Make them cater to the different areas of IT. Windows support Network support Linux support Security A bootable office-on-a-stick to fit the needs of the various areas as well. Just a thought. Maybe even have a list of possible books to include. For that price, it would be nice to be able to pick the books you want. Sold "as-is", it would not be a good value to me. With some changes, it would be.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

This would make it easier for members whose work crosses "traditional" lines. Allow the member to select a specified number of downloads and ebooks for loading onto the drive. For example, in my work, I support networks, desktops, thin clients, Linux, and security at the end user level. I won't need instructions for migrating AD between servers, but I will need instructions for setting up individual PCs in a domain or context. I don't set up application servers, but do need to set up clients to connect to those servers and use the resources efficiently. Of course, if the user is like me, he already has his own TR-2-Go thumbdrive...

mikeholli
mikeholli

Make them FREE to us, your subscribers for a decade or more!

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