Product Type: Just Rams Flash Drive
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Memory 2 Go 2 GB
Member Name: blissman70
Memory 2 Go 2 GB
Advantages: easy to use, holds ample data, nice speeds, well protected and pocket size
Disadvantages: none what so ever
Anyway, over time some have lasted the trials and tribulations that I have put them through whilst others have taken a turn for the worse, falling apart at the seems or shattering into bits on the street.
Recently though I have been using a pen drive that I managed to get my hands on at a rather nice price, even if I'd never used anything from the brand that was stamped onto it, this brand being 'memory2go'. but since using this pen drive I am quite impressed with this particular product and the brand name has made a bit of an impression on me.
The actual body is made of moulded plastic and the cover, which rotates over the USB connector itself, is made from a sturdy metal it is pretty well protected in case you drop this on some hard ground. As for the size of it, well it's about 70mm long by 18mm wide and about 9mm thick, which means that it fits so easily into your pocket without it digging into your thigh, or poking out of your shirt.
The pen drive I have is a 2GB version although there are several different sizes, I'm talking GB internal storage size not actual body size, from a nice cosy 1GB to a very handy 32GB, with several sizes in between. But the one I have is the 2GB version, although I am that pleased with everything about it that I will no doubt invest in a larger version, maybe even the 32GB if I can get it at the right price.
As with all data storage devices you won't get the full size indicated as each device need to take a slice of the memory space for its own little workings and the like, but this only takes a fraction of the space and you'll be left with enough space to store quite a bit of data.
Using it is so simple as it has what is technically known as 'plug and play' which means that you simply plug it in and it loads its own drivers instantly, so you don't have to go through the rigmarole of loading CD drives or searching the web for what you need. And also that it powers from your PC so you don't need an external power supply.
When you plug the pen drive into your PC it should come up as an external drive, then it's a matter of using the 'drag and drop' system, 'copy and paste' system or even the 'send to' method, they all work as good as each other. This will get your files onto, and even off, this pen drive....
And it works on most windows OS, such as ME, 2000, XP, Vista and even 7, plus it works on some Mac OS too, which is a bonus for those with Mac
So what about speeds...
Well, this varies a bit, depending on such things as your OS system, CPU speed and other such specs, but on average you're talking 3MB write speed and 12MB read speed, which for a 2.0 USB isn't that bad at all.
Plus it is back compatible so it can work on USB 1.0 without any troubles at all, although the speeds will be slower of course.
As I said I have many different types of these pen drives, and have found that some of them hold their own 'problems' shall we say. Such as the drives with the lids, which the lids can easily go missing. Then there's those that slide in and out of the body, but I find that the sliding mechanism on some of these can become faulty and has forced me to actually take them apart to reveal the USB connecter so that I can get it into the USB port on my laptop. But with this type of 'swinging' cover flash drives they have solved both them problems in one go as the main connecter is not only solid, it is also protected by the 'cap' which can't be lost at all... problem solved without a doubt.
As for the price, well this 2GB version is selling for around the £5.00 region, with the price varying for smaller GB version and larger GB ones.
But a fiver for 2GB of easily portable storage, plus the fact that the connecter is pretty well protected from damage, is certainly worth investing in.
In all, this is a cracking little pen drive which solves any problems that caps and sliders may come across, making this a very good idea indeed.
It has plenty of storage space, fits easily into smaller pockets and is well worth the price you pay for it.
This came with some built in encryption software but as I didn't need nor want this software I uninstalled it, so therefore I can't really comment on this software, but I can say that uninstalling it was as easy as uninstalling anything on a PC, just click on it and press delete, either that or 'format' the entire drive.
But do remember that you won't get the full 2GB on show, you'll get 1.9GB, but it's still plenty of storage for a fiver.
Summary: So much remembered in such a tiny space
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