1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 5, 2006 11:29 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Hybrid format Memory Sticks?

    Applied CD Level 1
      I’ve got a client that wants to give away memory sticks (in this case Jump Drives) with a little multimedia project on the stick. They want the project to be cross platform. Putting a Mac and PC projector on the same stick is no problem, but the client is an agency where everything has to be perfect. They’re used to hybrid CD’s where Mac users see only the Mac projector and Windows users don’t see anything at all ‘cause we autostart the CD. They also don’t like seeing the .ds store and .trash files that the Mac throws on the stick, but, if we remove the files on a PC, when the stick is returned to the Mac the projector is no longer recognized as an app.

      Anyone know if you can hybrid partition a memory stick and get it to behave like a CD with autorun for Windows?
        • 1. Re: Hybrid format Memory Sticks?
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          Applied CD wrote:
          > I?ve got a client that wants to give away memory sticks (in this case Jump
          > Drives) with a little multimedia project on the stick. They want the project to
          > be cross platform. Putting a Mac and PC projector on the same stick is no
          > problem, but the client is an agency where everything has to be perfect.
          > They?re used to hybrid CD?s where Mac users see only the Mac projector and
          > Windows users don?t see anything at all ?cause we autostart the CD. They also
          > don?t like seeing the .ds store and .trash files that the Mac throws on the
          > stick, but, if we remove the files on a PC, when the stick is returned to the
          > Mac the projector is no longer recognized as an app.
          >
          > Anyone know if you can hybrid partition a memory stick and get it to behave
          > like a CD with autorun for Windows?
          >

          Yeah, but you have to get a special kind of USB stick. Windows is
          designed to keep anything from a removable drive from auto-starting, so
          it has to see a portion of the drive as a CD rather than USB. You can
          get these kind of USB sticks from a company called UDRW. You can check
          their web site out for information at http://www.udrw.com

          If you're in the States, I've ordered some of them from their stateside
          distributor. His name is Joe Koyanagi. You can reach him at
          949-756-2028, or e-mail him at joe@hsc-us.com

          The sticks work just like they claim.

          Hope that helps.