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Transcend JetFlash 700 and 780 64GB

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Posted March 22, 2013 by Jake in Storage
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Price at time of Review: $37 (700), $65 (780)
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Sleek and compact design; Great value; good speeds on the 700 model; stunning speeds on the 780 model
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Write speeds on the 700 model are lackluster
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Sleek and stylish design backed by strong performance and value.
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by Jake
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Introduction

Fast and small is good, right? At least that’s how it works in the computer world. And USB flash drives are no different; we like them fast for data transfer, but also come in a small package. Indeed, the best of both worlds. But the previous USB 2.0 speeds proved woefully inadequate to address increasingly large files and storage capacities, as we seem to have less and less time to wait for something as simple as a file transfer.

This is where USB 3.0 comes into play, and particularly as it’s become nearly commonplace in modern systems. USB 3.0 boasts huge speed increases that can allow us those faster transfer speeds we want, while still maintaining large capacity and highly portable nature of those ubiquitous flash drives.

And this brings us to today’s topic of discussion: the Transcend JetFlash 700 and JetFlash 780 flash drives. Sporting a USB 3.0 interface to vastly improve performance, these little drives pack 64GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring.

But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, so just how fast are these flash drives from Transcend? Let’s find out.

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