Compact and cool, Memorex's popular Mini TravelDrive USB flash drive is available in all of today's best-selling capacities, from 512MB all the way up to 4GB. The Mini TravelDrive is less than an inch wide and about a quarter inch thick, sporting a custom design and a silver-metallic finish. The Mini TravelDrive offers enhanced ergonomics such as a round, textured gripping area and a transparent cap that fits at the back of the drive, just like a pen cap, to prevent it from getting lost when the drive is in use. The drive features an aluminum reinforced lanyard hook, highly resistant to bending or breaking. Adding to the drive's visual appeal is the wrap-around blue LED indicator lamp, bringing an extra touch of coolness to this attractive portable storage device.
Not As Described
This review is from: Memorex Mini TravelDrive 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Yellow) Model 98420
Pros: In spite of the fact that this USB drive is incorrectly described on the web page at the time I am writing this, it’s still a nice little basic 4 GB drive. This is a yellow colored, medium sized, no-frills, plastic, light weight, well-built feeling, USB flash drive. It is housed in the current basic Mushkin/Memorex style plastic case with a clear cap. It is slender enough to be used side by side in adjacent USB ports. The web page description omits mention that it includes a “password” program, and a password program manual in PDF format. There is a very dim activity light inside the case that I can see through the thick, barely-translucent case walls only if I cup my hands around the drive or turn off the room lights. The drive I received works just fine and the read and write speeds “seem” to be quite sufficient. I haven’t tried the password software.
Cons: Alert ! This is not the drive described on the Newegg web page at the time of this writing. It matches the picture, however. The description apparently belongs to some other USB Drive. This drive DOES NOT have a “Reinforced, aluminum lanyard loop”. It is molded plastic. The cap DOES NOT “fit on the back of the drive to prevent loss”. It doesn’t fit anywhere except on the USB connector itself. This drive DOES NOT have a “Cool, wrap-around blue LED indicates drive status”. That wrap around light feature is found in other Memorex models like 09077, 09097, and 98105, listed on Newegg, and on the previous model of the mini travel drive. The activity light on this model is similar to the standard internal LED used within this basic Mushkin/Memorex style case, which is depicted in the product picture.
Other Thoughts: I have observed that at the time of this writing, this drive is 40 to 50 percent more expensive than other basic 4GB drives listed on Newegg. Those other drives are often displayed as “Similar Items” at the bottom of the product web page.
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