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Lexar JumpDrive USB Flash Drives

The Lexar Media line of JumpDrive USB flash drives also includes models focused on a variety of needs, including size, security, durability, and speed. Several drives also have an external capacity meter that displays the percentage utilization of the drive -- even when the drive is not plugged in.

The small JumpDrive FireFly is available in stylish colors (256 MB $14, to 8 GB $149 list).

The JumpDriveSecure II Plus includes security software and capacity meter (512 MB $24, to 8 GB $159).

The premium JumpDrive products then include the Secure II security software, PowerToGo software to bring your Windows environment on your drive, and are Windows Vista compatible / enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost.

The spiffy JumpDrive Mercury with a brushed metal look is rated at 15 MB/s read and 10 MB/s write speeds, with capacity meter (1 GB $34, 2 GB $59).

The more compact JumpDrive 360 has a capless design with rotating metal jacket, and is rated at 15 MB/s read and 10 MB/s write speed (1 GB $34, 2 GB $59).

And the zippy JumpDrive Lightning is rated at 30 MB/s read and 21 MB/s write speed (1 GB $39, to 8 GB $179).

(Lexar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, and also supplies consumer memory upgrades under the Crucial brand.)

See my Portable Storage Gallery for details and comparisons on memory cards, USB drives, and hard disk storage.

    Find the Lexar JumpDrive Firefly
    and Lexar JumpDrive Mercury on Amazon.com

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