You Call That A Flash Drive: Transcend Unleashes 64GB Monster

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Transcend yesterday introduced a capacity-barrier-smashing monster called the JetFlash V20 USB flash drive. With the same capacity as the MacBook Air’s costly add-on SSD, this new thumb drive is quite a marvel.

The drive measures 88mm (3.4″) x 33mm (1.3″) x 15 mm (0.6″) which is quite long compared to what we’re used to, but for 64GB is just smashing, baby! It weighs in at 24 grams, works with Windows, Mac and Linux over USB 2.0 (as you’d expect) and features a compression and/or password protection function to keep all your classified documents…well…classified.

The JetFlash should be available shortly from Transcend (they have the product page set up). No word on pricing as yet.

Sources:
Transcend via PC Launches

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Can someone tell me again why laptop manufacturers continue to put spinning platters in their machines?
It’s certainly not about capacity…

SSD’s sure have enough capacity nowadays to meet basic computing needs but still fall well short of the capacities of HDD’s which are into terabytes now. There are also speed issues but SSD’s are quickly catching up on that front. The other consideration is cost, but that seems to be evening out also as SSD’s are becoming more popular and produced on a larger scale.

The other problem with solid-state memory devices is that they are only good for a limited number of writes-some in the neighborhood of 100,000 – 1,000,000. While this may sound like a lot, if used for something which tends to “churn”, like virtual memory for example, they don’t last very long.

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