[clug] Wanted: Transcend Jetflash USB Key

Rob Weir rweir at ertius.org
Sun Jul 18 04:32:06 GMT 2004

On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 08:18:49PM +1000, Basil Chupin said
> Rob Weir wrote:
> >On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 02:49:48PM +1000, Michael James said
> >
> >>On Fri, 4 Jun 2004 11:19 am, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> >>
> >>>http://arstechnica.dealtime.com/xCP- 
> >>>Transcend_512MB_Jetflash_2.0_(ts512mjf2a)_Flash_Memory~PD-21716434~FD- 
> >>>96259~kworg-21716434~kw-21716434~linkin_id-3038560~DMT-1~VK-
> >>
> >>>If anyone knows where I can find the Transcend range in Australia, or  
> >>>something that satisfies my requirements, I'd love to know.
> >>
> >>They have Transcend 512MB USB 2 sticks
> >>in stock in the computer shop at ANU.	$219
> >>Also 256 and 128s
> >
> >
> >Just picked up a 32MB one (for gpg/ssh keys) for $40, and it even has
> >instructions for Linux...tacky, tacky plastic, though.
> >
> >-rob
> The price seems rather high. A 256Mb one is around $85 at the Computer 
> Fair (one on tomorrow at Woden CIT).

Hm, I suppose so.  But I was in a rush and 32MB is still far more than I
need.  Oh well.

> Re the plastic. A tip: always hold it by the SIDES when 
> inserting/removing. The plastic shell is rather thin and the "guts" are 
> separated from the plastic body my little bent metal "legs" which will 
> push thru the plastic if you squeeze the top and bottom of the Jetflash.

Argh, thanks, good to know...the whole thing does seem fairly flimsy, I
think I'll try to only use it with the attached USB cable so I'm not
putting so much strain on the little plug.

> If the "legs" do push thru and the plastic is damaged (actually breaks 
> away) you can repair the damage by using clear nail polish to glue back 
> the plastic bits that come away.

Ah, good to know, thanks.

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