Transcend JetFlash V30 - 4 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive TS4GJFV30 (Black)
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- Fully compatible with Hi-Speed USB 2.3
- Easy Plug and Play installation
- Driverless USB powered. No external power, or battery needed
- DataBackup Function: Backup, Restore and Synchronize your Data using the JetFlash Elite Software
- Certificate: CE, FCC, BSMI
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Transcend JetFlash V30 has a curved, ultra-compact body (60mm x 16.5mm x 8.1mm) and only weighs 7g. Its color scheme is simple and elegant, being almost completely black with a splash of color around its cap. With eight full gigabytes of storage capacity and renowned Transcend build quality at down-to-earth prices, the V30 represents a new standard in value. The extra storage space allows you store a whole lot more of your personal files, documents from work, digital photos, movies and music on a flash drive smaller than your finger. Never worry about running out of space again! The JetFlash V30 comes bundled with Transcend¿s incredibly useful JetFlash elite software package. JetFlash elite focuses on the needs of frequent computer users and is specifically developed to help manage your data and increase productivity. The JetFlash elite includes eight handy functions: AutoLogin, PC-Lock, Mobile Favorites, Secret-Zip encryption, Mobile E-mail, DataBackup, Online Update and the My JetFlash browser. .
Top customer reviews
No memory issues
Hole for lanyard or necklace makes for convenient carry
Fair price for amount of GB
Constantly loose the cap
I used my mom's Mac's Disk Utility application to erase it completely and reformat it to FAT32 (where it already was), and wrote zeros to all the free space. After that was done, it was the perfect starter flashdrive for my girlfriend.
To erase the firmware, Mac and Linux users, Use the application Disk Utility (if it is there). Select your device. There should be an option to format (Linux) or erase (Mac). Use that option, and make sure you format it to FAT32.
For Windows Users, go to Start>(RC)Computer>Manage. Navigate to the disk manager. Find out which one is your flashdrive. RC)>Format. Make sure you choose format FAT32. [RC means Right Click.]
So, for the crapware, 4/5.
The best thing Transcend flash drives have going for them is their portability. Small as they are, they are easy to carry but, and this is a big BUT, they are easy to lose too. I would NOT walk around with sensitive stuff on these drives unless my data was seriously encrypted and I would definitely NOT have my only copy of the data on the flash drive I keep in my pocket. These being said, I found them absolutely perfect for my needs - long term storage inside a safe deposit box.
Now, for the specs: the USB 2.0 aims at data transfer speeds of up to 480 Mbit/s (it's 'bits', not 'bytes'). This drive falls short of that but I believe it achieved about half of that in my testing - about 4 minutes to copy a 1GB file and that's perfectly okay with me. Everything else seems to be nominal. I've encountered no problems whatsoever.
A note of caution on usage. Everyone should be aware that flash drives allow for only a LIMITED number of read/writes at the same memory location. This means that you should NOT use them as memory extensions for your computer and that you should NOT keep any 'temporary' files on them. They are perfect for storing more or less static data but if you do some heavy reads/writes on them they are VERY likely to fail.
The black shiny case with its lime-green band where cap meets body looks cool. I consider it a stealth flash drive since it tends to "disappear" on dark surfaces. The hole for a lanyard is really too tiny to use unless you have a relatively stiff piece of elastic and good eyes; however, this isn't an issue for me since I'm more of a pocket or handbag storer.
All flash drives will fail eventually, so don't use yours for permanent back-up. I've had good luck with Transcend, and for that reason, I expect better than average reliability.
-- Debbie Lee Wesselmann