Lexar Media 128 Mb JumpDrive

by Joe Gillespie — Dec 1, 2003

It's amazing how floppy disk became obsolete so quickly, I don't think I've used one for three years or more. When I started using CD-ROM disks in the early '90s, they cost about $30 each for blanks and now they cost little more than a 1.4 Mb diskette.

It's even more amazing that you can get 128Mb of Flash memory for $36. That's what Amazon are currently charging for the Lexar 128Mb JumpDrive. There are various brands of these keyring-size USB flash drives and there isn't a huge difference between one brand and another. Some of the more expensive ones have slightly faster access speeds but we are talking about fractions of a second and the convenience more than outweighs any small time difference.

The ability to put up to 128 Mb of data onto one of these little beasts in a few seconds beats all the messing around with CD-ROMs, ZIP disks, etc. Just stick one into a spare USB port and it's ready to use. When the data has been copied over and it has been dismounted, it can easily fit in a shirt pocket or purse and it doesn't matter if it gets scratched. The only minor problem is that they are so small, they can get left behind or lost if you're not careful.

There are other sizes (and brands) available, bigger and smaller, but at only $31, this one is exceptionally good value.

Lexar Media 128 Mb JumpDrive USB flash drive
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Manufacturer Lexar Media
Price $30.99 from Amazon
Summary Storage doesn't get much easier than this!
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