Summer 2006 Memory Stick Fashion Show

Transcend JetFlash 2A (8 GB)

The JetFlash 2A is not the fastest memory stick by Transcend any more, because there is a JetFlash 210 now, but at 8 GB capacity it is the largest, and the JetFlash 2A should still provide up to 22.5 MB/s maximum transfer speed. It supports drive partitioning, so one partition can be used to store password protected data. It also has a lock function for your PC: when you remove the memory stick, Windows will be locked until you reinsert the JetFlash 2A.

There is an activity LED, but we missed the lanyard hole. In addition, the 8 GB capacity comes at a price: the device is not quite cheap and others come with smaller dimensions. Transcend offers a lifetime warranty.

Test Setup

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System Hardware
ProcessorAMD Turion 64 MT-40, 2.2 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache
PlatformIBUYPOWER S550-Turbo, VIA K8T890, AMI BIOS 01/11/06
RAM2048 MB, PC3200 DDR
Hard DriveHitachi Travelstar 5K100, 100 GB, 5,400 RPM, 8 MB cache, Ultra-ATA
NetworkingOn-Board Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet
Graphics CardATI Mobility Radeon X700, 512 MB
System Software & Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, 5.1.2006, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Graphics Driver6.14.10.6575 - ATI Catalyst 5.10