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Transcend 64GB JetFlash 500 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (TS64GJF500)
|Price:||$33.78 & FREE Shipping|
- Elegant retractable design, never worry about losing the cap
- Read 19 MByte/s, Write 7 MByte/s
- Limited lifetime warranty, the data storage solution you can trust
- USB powered.
- Includes JetFlash Elite Data Management Tool
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|Digital Storage Capacity||64 GB||64 GB||64 GB||32 GB||64 GB||64 GB|
|Hardware Connectivity||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||USB 3.0||USB 2.0||USB 3.0||USB 2.0|
|Item Dimensions||0.83 x 2.48 x 0.35 in||0.8 x 2.31 x 0.4 in||0.42 x 2.5 x 0.83 in||0.8 x 2.31 x 0.4 in||0.48 x 0.88 x 0.24 in||0.83 x 2.5 x 0.42 in|
|Item Weight||0.35 ounces||0.64 ounces||0.32 ounces||0.32 ounces||0.12 ounces||0.17 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||64 GB||64 GB||64||32 GB||64 GB||64 GB|
Losing USB end caps can be quite annoying, not to mention the inconvenience of taking the cap on and off every time the drive is used. For extra convenience and protection, the JetFlash 500 flash drive is designed with an innovative extension and retraction mechanism that enables users to bring out or hide the connector with a single flick of the thumb. Its capless design not only keeps dust and debris out of the drive, but also ensures there is no cap to misplace or lose. Thanks to its use of ultrasonic welding technology, the JetFlash 500 drive's inseparable outer case not only makes the drive more solid and rugged, but also improves its tactile and visual appeal. With capacities ranging from 2GB to 64GB, the JetFlash 500 is a USB flash drive you will want to take out of your pocket and show off to your friends
From the Manufacturer
Designed with price-conscious users in mind, Transcend's JetFlash 500 USB Flash Drive is an easy-to-use, affordable flash drive that offers excellent storage options and versatile compatibility, making it easier than ever to store, carry and share all of your digital contents wherever you go.
Using the latest flash technology, Transcend's JetFlash 500 features a USB 2.0 interface with a read and write transfer rate of up to 16MB/s and 6MB/s respectively. Available in multiple colors, the JetFlash 500 lets you carry all of your favorite movies, music, documents, and much more – all in the palm of your hand.
Simple, Sleek, and Easy-to-Use
The JetFlash 500 features a lightweight, capless design with a USB connector that extends and retracts to provide extra hardware protection against dust and liquid spills. The flash drive comes in a durable body so compact that it will not block adjacent ports on your device. Using the JetFlash 500 could not be easier, simply connect the drive to the USB 2.0 port and drag and drop desired files to and from the device.
Compatible with a Wide Range of Devices
The JetFlash 500 supports most operating systems - Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Vista, XP; Mac OS X; and Linux systems, and is backwards compatible with older USB 1.1 ports. JetFlash 500 can also be used with any device equipped with a USB port without additional software, including TVs, Blu-ray players, DVD players, stereos, digital photo frames and games consoles.
Free Download – Transcend Elite Data Management SoftwareWith a purchase of JetFlash 500, users can download and install Transcend Elite data management tools from Transcend's website for free. This software will allow users to perform incremental backups, synchronize desired files in real-time, store favorite browser bookmarks, compress files with 256-bit AES Encryption, and use the flash drive as a digital lock for their PC.
Quality AssuranceTranscend's JetFlash 500 USB flash drive is manufactured with premium quality NAND Flash memory chips and is extensively tested for performance and reliability.
1Based on file size 2MB. 2 Based on 4min per song, 128Kbps quality. 3 Based on 2.25GB per hour DVD quality.
Storage capacity approximations are for general reference only. Actual results will vary depending on resolution, compression quality, video frame rate/interlace settings, and content. 1GB = 1 billion bytes. A certain portion of the storage capacity may be reserved for firmware and maintenance use.
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I've been using this regularly for three months now with no problem. I haven't really used a lot of these over the years, so I'm no expert on how "fast" they are supposed to save and read files. However, I haven't at any time felt like I was waiting too long for even large file transfers to complete.
The unit has a convenient slide to protect or extrude the USB connector. When fully extruded, it locks into position so that you don't just push the USB connector back into the cover when you try to plug it into a computer. However, make sure that you aren't putting pressure on the slide button when trying to plug it in, or you can accidentally release it anyway.
I'm happy with this device and feel no qualms about recommending it to other customers.
Not much you can say about storage other than it's fast and dependable with free software to help make your life and work easier. It's a nice looking little unit and I really like the way you simply slide the connection out.
UPDATE: I accidentally left my Transcend in my jeans and washed them. I'm pleased to report that the Transcend manned up and worked as well as before it took a bath. While I don't recommend this sort of treatment, it's good to know this little guy can take a bit of rough treatment.
-- Susanna K. Hutcheson
Physically, this Transcend USB flash drive looks almost identical to the SanDisk Cruzer Micro 16GB drive. The retractable USB plug on the Transcend drive also works EXACTLY the same way as the Sandisk (I'm surprised that somebody hasn't got sued yet). But that's where the similarity ends, because the Transcend JetFlash is a whole lot faster!
When I first received this Transcend JetFlash drive, I put it through several benchmark programs, to compare against the Sandisk Cruzer Micro:
- For typical photo files, write speed of the Transcend varies from 6.8MB/s (for 1MB file) to 11.3MB/s (for 5MB file). In contrast, the Sandisk only ranges from 2.0MB/s to 3.5MB/s. That means the Transcend is about 3x faster than the Sandisk! (See my Customer Images for details)
- For very large video files, the Transcend writes at about 7.8MB/s, while the Sandisk only reaches 5.1MB/s. The difference in smaller but still significant.
In terms of storage space: The Transcend drive reports 15.1GB of total capacity, while the Sandisk drive reports 14.9GB. Note that it is normal for a '16GB' flash drive to show only 14.9GB of storage, because 14.9GB for computer people (where 1GB = 2 to the power 30) actually translates to about 16,000,000,000 bytes. So that can be called '16GB' according to marketing people (where 1GB = one billion bytes).
In summary, the Transcend JetFalsh 16GB drive looks and works just like the Sandisk Cruzer Micro, but its write speed is +50% to +200% faster than the latter. At the present price of just over $0.80 per GB (which is half of what I paid for my unit just 20 months ago), it is a great value.
On the other hand, right now you can get the Kingston DataTraveler 16 GB Flash Drive DT101G2 for about the same price, but the Kingston is faster in writing large files (11.4MB/s compared to 7.8MB/s). So overall I have to rate the Kingston drive 5-star and the Transcend drive 4-star.
Some additional notes:
- Several reviewers have reported bad experiences using this USB drive on the Xbox 360. Right now your only safe bet is to get the Xbox 360 - 16 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive by SanDisk, which costs twice as much.
- If you don't intend to use the software supplied by Transcend, simply rename the file "Autorun.inf" (located at the root directory of this drive) to something else, such as "Autorun._inf". Then you can use it as a simple USB storage device.
I am sure as to the warranty period on this drive is a lifetime warranty as shown on the Transcend web site
So following my policy of having two copies of everything I am not worried about a failure. All the Transcend cards I have are working fine, and have never failed me. I have two Cf cards with my last vacation on them, and a copy on my hard drive, just as I do my work files.
I can not understand those who experience a failure do not get them replaced, and I never trust a card in the first several months in mission critical work.
After my last trip I wiped this USB drive clean and backup pictures to it, and of course have them on my laptop and desktop till they are put in the cloud then will be put on a backup hard drive and files away. Once filed away this USB drive will go back to movies and be used by my tablet as added memory. It is much easier to move things from my desktop to the USB drive.