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Transcend JetFlash 780 16GB USB 3.0 Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specification
  3. Test Bench and Methodology
  4. ATTO Benchmark
  5. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  6. Transfer Tests
  7. Conclusion
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To simply put it: a flash drive is with you for a very long time. Although higher warranty period does not translate to higher product lifespan, it is more as an assurance if the unit fails for whatever defect/issue it may have, the manufacturer- within the company policy will take care of the issue unless its the customer who damaged the unit. Mentioning a fixed period assures the consumer. Other drives that I evaluated- including the El Cheapo drives- have a warranty period mentioned on this. Also, there should be an assurance that after registering the product, the RMA should be much quicker- and shouldn’t really take anything more than 5-7 working days even for a walk-in. After all, even if the customer doesn’t register, registration/S/N number authentication doesn’t take a minute.

A drive no heavier than 12g and no bigger than 70 mm x 21 mm x 8.1 mm, Transcend sent they JetFlash 780 16GB USB 3.0 for evaluation. Now that USB 3.0 pretty much have taken over, 16-32gigs would easily become a new norm. The last review for a flash drive which was done is with Corsair Stealth Survivor 16GB- which although it wasn’t able to match even close to Kingston’s DT Ultimate and HyperX. True, it has “rugged design” but other than that, it's just an ordinary drive with USB 3.0 port. I couldn’t say it for certain where…

Review Overview

Performance - 7
Storage Space - 7.5
Overall Value - 8

7.5

BBQ Score

Summary : The drive is much quicker when to comes to read performance, but there is a minor bump in Write performance. The dimension of the flash drive is smaller, but Transcend needs to be clear about the warranty period. But Kingston DT Ultimate G2 and HyperX are still the best performing flash drives which are tested here so far.

In much shorter words, having “lifetime warranty” for a flash drive is silly in my opinion. It is not a memory kit standard that gets replaced with a new gen like how DDR2 replaced DDR3. USB 2.0 was around for a very LONG time, so will the actual USB connector type.

At a very least, a lanyard loop should have been provided with a JetFlash 780 USB 3.0 drive.

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Rs. 1,709/- $26.71 £18.28

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