I bought the Dane-Elec zLight Pen Drive No Limit 16GB from Pixmania.com for the very reasonable price of £29.90. Originally this zLight Pen Drive was £60 which seems incredibly expensive and probably wouldn't have been something I was willing to pay, but at this reduced price it seems like a pretty good deal!
As all pen drives, this little device allows me to carry a large amount of date with me wherever I go without having to cart a hard drive with me. I tend to use it for storing photos when I go traveling, but I have also used it for storing text documents related to my work. The pen drive simpy plugs into the USB port on any computer or multi-media device so that you can transfer data files / image files onto it without the need for any other equipment. This drive does not require any installation software or procedures and so its very convenient to use when you might be using different computers if you're traveling. It can also be used on different operating systems and computer systems, for example Mac and PC computers, which is useful to me as I tend to use a Mac at home, but when I'm traveling, it tends to be PC's which are available for me to use.
The pen drive is small and lightweight with dimensions of 1.7 cm x 5.5 cm x 0.6 cm and it weighs just 10g. It really is small enough to store in my pocket or in my purse, although sometimes I worry that this is going to make it more likely to be lost!
This particular drive has 16 GB of storage capacity, which is an adequate amount of space for my purposes. In addition to the 16 GB storage capacity of the pen drive, you also get an extra 1 GB of online space on the dane-elec.com website which is accessible once you enter the activation code that comes with the pen drive. I have only used this once and that was more to investigate whether it would be of any benefit to me, but I have actually found that the 16 GB is more than enough for me and so I don't tend to utilize this online storage facility.
When I plug in this pen drive, a window pops up which helps me to organise my files and also allows me to choose whether I want to store these files on the pen drive or on my Dane-Elec online storage facility.
This pen drive is particularly quick and transfers and retrieves files very quickly. I have been particularly impressed by the speed compared to other portable drives I have used and so for anyone where speed is important then I would recommend this.
When I bought this from Pixmania.com I received a 2 year guarantee with this product which gives me added peace of mind. So far I have had this pen drive for about 8 months and so far so good!
USB pen drives are extremely popular these days as they allow you to carry a fair amount of data along with you on a light stick which is so easy & convenient to carry along with you wherever you go. In addition they just plug into the USB port on any computer without the need for any extra software installation.
There are various different storage capacities available from as small as 1GB to as large as 64GB, this particurly drive has a capacity of 16GB. With the wealth of other such drives available on the market, why should you buy this one in particular?
As well as working on both PC & Mac computers, it is extremely high speed allowing files to be retreived rapidly. It also comes with a five year warrranty if needed. As an added bonus, when you buy this drive you get an addition 1GB of online storage space which is useful for backing up some of your essential files in case you loose your USB drive.
All these benefits however come at a cost however as this drive at just under £60 is a fair bit more expensive than other similar sized drives currently available in the market.