Flash drives have the potential to eventually do away with a computer technology still common today, floppy disk drives. Flash drives have far greater capacity, quicker read and write speeds, and now can serve as standalone bootable devices. Most enthusiasts have already realized these relatively cheap devices are the future. So let's take a look at the Transcend
JetFlash 120 flash drive and see if it's time for you to toss that floppy drive in the trash.
Company Profile (taken from Transcend website):
"Transcend Information. Inc., was founded in 1988 by Mr. Peter Shu and has its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Our extensive product portfolio has grown to include over 2,000 memory modules of every type, flash memory cards, USB pen drives, portable HDDs, multimedia products, graphics cards and accessories. Transcend products are available for proprietary equipment, as well as for mass marketed PCs."
Specifications (taken from packaging):
• Model TS1GJF120
• Size: 75 x 25 x 11mm (L x W x H)
• Weight: 15g
• Capacity: 1GB (1,000MB)
• Data Retention: Up to 10 years
• Erase Cycles: > 100,000 times
• Speed: Read 10MB/s (Max), Write 8MB/s (Max)
• Warranty: 2 years
The pictures below show the front and back of the product packaging, respectively. No accessories were provided with this flash drive other than the flash drive itself, a driver & software CD, and small instruction book.