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Buying this memory stick was a necessity for me. After having some problems submitting my university work online (my internet decided it wanted to make my life more difficult), my lecturer suggested me buying a memory stick. The problem is I already had a 1GB memory stick that I accidentally left in my home town so I did not want to buy anything too expensive, so I bought this from Amazon for £5.30. I thought it has more memory and if it did not live up to my expectations, I had not wasted a lot of money.
This product is around 5cm in length and its top has a tiny hole in it to thread some string through and hook it on your keys (presumably). This product is black with a strip of colour (mine was green but it comes in an assortment of colours) with white writing saying 'Transcend'. When opening this product and holding it, it felt a bit plasticy. I tapped it and it sounded hollow. I thought maybe this was a cheap piece of equipment that may not last even one transfer.
However, this product proves that looks can be deceiving. I popped it into my laptop and it registered it straight away. I moved some word documents and pictures onto it and it transferred really quickly - quicker than my 1GB! When inserted and transfering data, it has a small blue light inside to tell you that its working. I took it out for the ultimate test - whether it would have lost the data between taking it out and putting it back in. It had not. Everything was still on it. I was impressed.
When getting my new laptop, this little memory stick was a dream to transfer all my files from my old laptop to my new one. With the 4GB, I had enough room to put everything I needed to transfer on one stick. Brilliant. It only took about 10 minutes to transfer my files onto my new laptop too.
I love this memory stick because it fits into my purse discretely and does not take too much room. Since it fits in so discreetly, I know I will not lose it and it can be used in case of an emergency transfer out and about (it's a long shot but as a uni student, I have to be prepared!)
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone I know. It's cheap, fast and does it's job. The amount of storage on it is plenty. If you are looking into buying a memory stick, this is the one for you.
Having a memory stick is so common now; I don't know many people who don't have one. They can obviously be used for a variety of uses dependant on the owner. Anything from storing pictures, files, music and more.
There are many different usb flash drives on the market in a wide variety of colours, designs and storage amounts. I don't see the need for spending more money than is necessary when buying a flash drive and this will depend on what you need it for.
I settled on my Transcend 4gb flash drive six months or so ago as I needed somewhere to backup some personal documents, and a selection of photographs that I wanted to be able to transport around with me.
Flash drives are like any other technology and there is always something bigger and better arriving on the market, hence the prices tend to drop for the lower storage options quite frequently. You can buy this 4 GB drive for around £6 from Amazon now, but when I bought it six months ago it was nearer the £9 mark.
There's nothing fancy about my Transcend drive. It's a sleek black in colour, and slim in width. At only 6cm in length and 2 cm wide, this isn't one of the smallest drives you can buy, but it's certainly not bulky either. As it's nice and thin I find this drive easier than some I have used to place into tight spots on the back or front of PC towers when attempting to place into the usb slot.
A trademark of the series of Transcend models, my 4 GB drive has a lime green end to it. Different storage capacities have different colour ends.
Using the flash drive is almost simpler than boiling a kettle for a cup of tea. Place into the usb socket on your PC, laptop etc and the pre installed drivers will automatically search and find your flash drive and install onto your computer. This model also works with Windows 7 which I assume many of them will now.
When using the flash drive in all of my workstations, I have always found the device to be picked up quickly. There is an option when you first use the drive to change the name of it from transcend to something more personal to you. You can also take the option to password protect the flash drive if you so wish. This is useful when you're storing sensitive documents that aren't for general view.
Once you are ready to copy from or to your drive, I have always found the drag and drop method from two windows very easy. The drive works quickly for something so small, and to date I haven't had a problem with anything being corrupt or missing when I have completed tasks.
The only slightly negative I can find to my flash drive is in the design. The lanyard hole to be able to secure to another item is very tiny and it's difficult to get anything to thread through. The cap also sits quite loosely on the top of the drive. I do worry about losing it, as when you remove from the lid, there is no option to turn it around and place it on the base for safe keeping whilst using the flash drive.
Within your 4 GB you will be able to store approximately 1000 12mp photos or 2000 8mp photos. If you're saving files then you could store almost six million pages of a word document.
Overall if you're looking for something to store you're photos and files that won't cost a lot of money, then this is a good choice as long as you don't want any fancy design.