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Memorex 32GB USB 2.0 Mini Travel Drive (98188)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2010
Pros: So far I am really happy with it. Very small and affordable. I prefer flash drives that don't have a separate cap (as they are easy to lose), but this one snaps on really tight so I don't see losing it being a problem. One of the best features is the "MemorexLock" password protection software that is included. You adjust how much of the drives space is secure and how much is public. When you plug it in to your computer, it appears as a single drive (d:\ for this example). Here you see all your public files (secure files are invisible). If you want to see your secure files, you run the software, enter your password, and it unlocks the secure side of the drive. When this happens the drive letter remains d:\ and now you can ONLY see the secure side of the drive (the public files are no longer visible). Run the software again and lock the device, and you can once again see the public files.

Cons: Seems somewhat slow compared to my previous 8gb flash drive, but I haven't done any speed comparisons yet so it could just be my imagination.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2010
The drive is partitioned so that it has a secure and an unsecure section. Even when it is "unlocked," you cannot access both partitions at the same time. You have to lock it to access the unlocked partition, and unlock it to access the locked partition. You can disable the password but doing that just "wastes" the space allocated for the secure partition because to use the secured partition you have to "unlock" it (i.e. create a password just to unlock it).

If you want, you can resize the partitions using the application on the flash drive but the smallest you can make one or the other is 8 MB. Using the windows GUI you can only format in FAT and FAT32 by right clicking on the drive to reformat because those are the only choices you get in the drop down menu. However, I was able to reformat it to NTFS file system using the command prompt. If you need help doing this just google "reformat to NTFS using command prompt" or "reformat using convert.exe" It's pretty easy to do. Note that you will have to reformat each partition individually (i.e. lock it to reformat the unlocked partition, then unlock it to reformat the locked partition.) Reformating either partition will erase all files on the flash drive except the "Memorex Lock" application. This is a good thing because you need it to resize the partitions and set/disable passwords to access the locked partition.

I would not recommend using third party software to repartition or delete a partition unless you know what you are doing. I have not tried other software like "G-parted" or "Partition Magic" but it is possible that those will allow you to delete the partition and the "Memorex Lock" application. Again, don't do it unless you know what you are doing cause it might mess up the flash drive.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2010
*****I have owned seven or eight different brands of flash drives over the years. This one is as fast or faster than any I have owned. It is sturdily constructed. It is small so I keep it clipped to my car keys so I don't loose it or leave it anywhere. I have had this for about a month and have had no problems thus far. I highly recommend this product. The cap is easy to loose but that isn't unique to this drive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2011
I have a bunch of other flash drives and using real world file transfers, the 32GB Memorex TravelDrive is my fastest. I typically get about 11MB/second write rate and about 26MB/second read rate. My 16GB San Disk Cruzer is about 1/2 the speed of this drive.

I can't comment about the MemorexLock feature because I have never used it and do not have a need for a secure partition.

Watch the prices on this drive because they are all over the map. I paid a little over $1/GB for mine.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2014
Previously, 4 GB flash drive was too not enough for my purpose and needed increase in GB to hold more downloaded pictures.
It's easy to use, the pictures are nice and clear. Would recommend this flash drive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2010
I bought this for my husband as a Christmas present. He loves it. Great for anyone who does a lot of video editing or moves larger files from one computer to another.
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on April 12, 2013
Perfect. Nice price, also. Time frame was perfect.
These guys are good. I wish that all vendor were like this.
I use it for the last 9 months and I had no problem.
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on April 22, 2014
This 32GB travel drive from Memorex is smaller than a 1GB Memorex travel drive I bought a number of years ago. I do miss the blue led however.
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on June 9, 2014
would have 5 stars but for 2 things (1) no LED to indicate data is transferring. (2) data transfrer seems a little slower than some I've had
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on October 12, 2014
I use this drive to move programs from one computer to another, Setting up a network just doe's not happen , I don't know what is wrong??
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