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Lexar Media JD256-231 256 MB USB 2.0 JumpDrive

by Lexar

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  • 256 MB of storage space
  • Can hold any kind of data--MP3 files, pictures, video, etc.
  • Data protection light that blinks until your data is safely stored
  • Built-in hole where you can add an optional key ring
  • PC and Macintosh compatible
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Lexar Media's new hi-speed JumpDrive 2.0 Pro will revolutionize the way you store, transfer and carry your files. Moving files from one computer to another has never been easier. With cross platform capabilities, the JumpDrive allows you to effortlessly store and transfer files via the USB port on your computer with no driver installation required.*

Store

  • A 256 MB JumpDrive Stores:* four CD 's worth of MP3 Music, or 176 Floppy disks of data, or over 200 high resolution digital photos
  • Data protection light blinks until data is safely stored

Transfer

  • Transfer 200 Megabytes of data:* JumpDrive 2.0 Pro < 50 seconds, Full Speed Flash Drive > 300 seconds, Floppy Disk > 3,750 seconds,
  • No drivers required†
  • Works with existing USB 1.1 ports and USB 2.0 ports in both PCs and Macs

Carry

  • Leave your floppy drive at home
  • Portable, lightweight and durable solid-state storage
  • Keep your essential data with you

1-year Limited Warranty

Specs and System Requirements:

  • Capable of 6.0 MB/s sustained read speed in USB 2.0 system
  • Capable of 4.5 MB/s sustained write speed in USB 2.0 system
  • Compatible with the USB 2.0 specification
  • Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
  • Mac OS X, Mac OS 8.6 or above
  • One available USB port
*Actual results may vary †Windows 98SE drivers are available online at http://www.lexarmedia.com/support

Overall Dimensions:
77.4mm x 26.8mm x 11.0mm


Product Details

Product Manual [685kb PDF]
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00007K3A3
  • Item model number: JD256-231
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 26, 2002

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Lexar
  • Model: JD256-231
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 256.0 MB

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Works well on Windows 98, 2000, and XP.
"boknows7"
Finally, I attempted to reformat the drive and Windows said that the drive couldn't be formatted.
Amazon Customer
I am very happy with this portable drive.
Atomicwasteland

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

535 of 557 people found the following review helpful By S. Gerber on September 24, 2003
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This is a generic review of Windows XP's support of USB 2.0 mini-drives that are attached to USB 2.0 hardware ports. If this is not your environment, then please pass on this review. Otherwise, you would serve yourself well to share my experiences and testing. The rating of the Lexar Jumpdrive Pro 2.0 will either be a 5-star or a 1-star depending on your environment, so I gave it a 3-star. (There was no problem with any of my 2.0 mini-drives when I tested them on WIN98 with USB 1.1 ports.) I'm not picking on the Lexar.
I'll go right to the bottom line and tell you that I've found that these drives may perform VERY poorly in Windows XP SP1. They will appear to perform well, compared with similar USB 1.1 drives, only if you are copying a very small number of very large files. They will perform incredibly slowly compared to their USB 1.1 brethren, if you reverse the scenario and copy a directory of say 500 or more very small files.
I'll provide the solution now and then tell you about some tests I've run. THE SOLUTION: Format your mini-drives as "NTFS". (THEY DO NOT COME FORMATTED THAT WAY!) If you do, they will perform very well on USB 2.0 ports under WinXP SP1. It does mean, however, that you won't have portability to a WIN95, WIN98, WINME system (if you want high performance in WinXP).
If I've still got your attention, read on please.
I own an Iomega 1.1 Mini Drive and have purchased and returned two Lexar JumpDrive Pro 2.0 devices, a SanDisk Cruzer Mini, and almost returned my newest, a PNY Attache 2.0. I've also had a dialogue with someone in a forum who issued a similar complaint about his Sony MicroVault 2.0 device.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Gadgester HALL OF FAME on February 18, 2003
Wearable on the keychain, the new Lexar USB 2.0 Jumpdrive is a 256MB flash memory drive that works on both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 interfaces. If you use Windows 2000 or XP, you don't even need to install any drivers; it's true plug-n-play. The transfer speed is good, although you won't get 480 Mbps on USB 2.0 due to bottlenecks with flash technology and the actual interface. But that's not a complaint at all since the speed is comparable to hard disk-based drives. And best of all, you don't worry about any moving parts being broken. Ultra-portable, high-quality, fast... I'm happy with my Jumpdrive, until the 1GB version comes out. :)
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Stephen M. Hice on September 8, 2003
The Lexar JumpDrive 2.0 Pro is my first entry into this type storage device. As a College Instructor teaching Computer Applications courses, I am frequently transferring files between various Windows operating systems. With no writable CD drive, transferring files larger than 1.44 MB requires zipping or mailing � and these are very limited options. For me, the JumpDrive solves many problems including backing up critical files quickly and transferring large files (photos, Access databases, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) between PC's.
The first time I plugged the JumpDrive into a USB port, the drive worked. On Win-98 PC�s I did need to install the driver. A Sony Vaio laptop running �XP� and a Sony PC running �ME� both recognized the JumpDrive immediately. One caveat: Close the JumpDrive before unplugging. This is accomplished by clicking the icon located on the status bar.
All in all, the Lexar 2.0/Pro JumpDrive is a great investment, and I found no price better than that on Amazon.com.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Christian Wheeler on September 27, 2003
Just kidding. For those who need good portable memory for laptops, this compact little unit can't be beat. It bests its nearest competitor--the Sony Micro-Vault 256--in price, speed, and size. File transfers on a USB 2.0 connection are quick, faster than a ZIP drive, and the device is out-of-the-box compatible with Windows 2000 and XP; those with older OSs will probably need to download drivers. It does have some drawbacks, though:
--It's not very durable. A co-worker of mine dropped his, and the plastic--yes, plastic--case cracked; he's lost everything he had on the unit. Also, as another reviewer noted, the pocket clip doesn't hold up well. I don't recommend keeping it on a keychain or belt, where a simple jostle can send it flying. Keep it in your laptop bag or bookbag, or even in your pocket.
--There are mixed results when used with 1.1 ports. It's slow, (though still faster than most ZIP drives), and one may need a downloaded patch or two to get things running properly.
--Although it's supposed to be Mac compatible, a warning to Mac users: You may have some compatibility issues that are not easily resolved. Honestly, this works best with Windows.
Even with these problems, this is still the best portable memory on the market, and is the prime reason my ZIP drive is gathering dust.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 2003
I'm very pleased with the Lexar 256MB JumpDrive. I use it on my Windows 2000 SP4 system to perform daily "delta" backups in between my monthly CD backups. I use WinZip to zip up all files containing a set archive bit, copy the zip file to my flash drive, and then disconnect the flash drive. I attach the drive to the rear of my computer via a USB extension cable (not supplied).
This drive, though, does lack several features found on other flash drives that may affect your purchase decision. Since I just use it for bulk storage only, it's ideal for me.
Windows 2000 SP4
Pros:
. . . o USB 2.0 support.
. . . o Fast transfer speed.
. . . o Activity LED.
. . . o Built-in plastic key ring hole and plastic pocket clip.
. . . o Low price.

Cons:
. . . o No write protect switch.
. . . o No USB extension cable.
. . . o No neck strap/cord.
. . . o Supports only one filesystem partition.
. . . o No filesystem password protection.
For my data security needs, I own a different flash drive that supports all the features listed in the "Cons" section including support for one to two filesystem partitions where one partition can be password protected.
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