Transcend’s newest USB drive has more space than your phone, or tablet

transcends newest usb drive has more space than your phone or tablet transcendusb2
Transcend, the flash drive and SSD drive manufacturer, has designed a series of new USB flash drives with up to 256GB in capacity. The new line is made up of the 256GB JetFlash 780, 128GB JetFlash 810, JetFlash 700/730 and JetFlash 790/790W..

The JetFlash 780 is the headliner. It not only packs 256 gigabytes of storage, but it supports read speeds up to 210 megabytes per second and write speeds of up to 140MB/s. That makes it one of the quickest flash drives in existence, though it’s a bit slower than Samsung’s tiny Portable SSD T1.

If you’re looking for a flash drive with more durability, you might want to consider the JetFlash 810. This model is designed to resist shock, dust and water damage. Its USB compatible and has a maximum storage capacity of 128GB, which still isn’t too shabby.

The JetFlash 700/730 is the product you want if you desire a simple, efficient USB drive. This USB 3.0 drives has read speeds up to 90MB/s and write speeds of 40MB/s. That’s not quick, but it’ll get the job done, and the drive still offers capacities as high as 128GB.

Finally, the JetFlash 790K/790W have retractable designs to protect the drives and the content inside. They have read speeds of 90MB/s and write speeds of 40MB/s, and they come with storage ranging between 8GB to 128GB for your needs.

Pricing varies, but CDW.com is retailing the 256GB JetFlash 780 for $120 on its website. That works out to about 48 cents per gigabyte, which is competitive with the pricing of many internal solid state drives.

If you’re looking for a new USB drive, these options from Transcend are likely to be very attractive. Flash drives with capacities this high are still relatively rare. With that said, though, there are some USB 3.0 options from Corsair and PNY for less than $100. They offer similar capacity, but aren’t as quick as Transcend’s new JetFlash 780.

Gaming

Playing ‘Battlefield V’ on an $800 Nvidia card is stunning. And disappointing

‘Battlefield V’ is the first game to use Nvidia’s ray tracing support, now available with the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti graphics cards. The feature can, in an ideal scenario, make the game look better, but the performance hit may not be…
Computing

HP takes $100 off of leather-clad Spectre Folio 13 bundle for Black Friday

HP is offering a discount to Black Friday shoppers for a bundle that includes its leather-wrapped answer to Apple's MacBook Air. HP is offering a $100 discount on the Spectre Folio 13 when bundled with a mouse and leather sleeve.
Deals

Check out the best Xbox One deals and bundles for November 2018

Microsoft's consoles are just as capable of streaming movies as they are of playing the latest games. Check out our top Xbox One deals and bundles, which include new and upcoming triple-A games like Battlefield V and Fallout 76.
Computing

All the best Apple MacBook deals for Black Friday 2018

Shoppers looking for a new Apple laptop could find huge savings on a new MacBook come Black Friday. Retailers are offering discounts as much as $650 on select MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models this holiday season.
Mobile

How does fast charging work? Here’s every single standard compared

Modern smartphones can charge in mere minutes instead of hours. How does fast charging work? Here's a guide to the most popular standards, including Qualcomm Quick Charge, Apple fast charging, OnePlus Dash Charge, and more.
Smart Home

All the best Amazon Black Friday deals for 2018

Amazon may be an online-only retailer, but that doesn’t mean its Black Friday sales are anything to sniff at. In fact, due to its online status, Amazon has huge flexibility with the range of products and deals it can offer. Here's our…
Computing

Ditch the passwords and buy Xbox games with just your face

Passwords are the past. The latest version of Windows 10 allows you to sign in with your Microsoft account on the web through Microsoft Edge using Windows Hello or a FIDO 2 Yubikey. 
Computing

Save a heap with these Black Friday 2018 graphics card deals

The Black Friday 2018 sales period is finally here and it's brought with it a tonne of great component deals. We've been scouring websites and catalogs for days to find you the best graphics cards deals for Black Friday 2018.
Deals

The best Target Black Friday deals for 2018

The mega-retailer opens its doors to the most competitive shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, and signs indicate that the retailer means business this year. We've sifted through all of the deals, from consumer electronics to small…
Computing

Still miss Windows 7? Here's how to make Windows 10 look more like it

There's no simple way of switching on a Windows 7 mode in Windows 10. Instead, you can install third-party software, manually tweak settings, and edit the registry. We provide instructions for using these tweaks and tools.
Deals

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Web

Canceling Amazon Prime is easy, and you might get a refund

Don't be intimidated. Learning how to cancel Amazon Prime is easier than you might think. You might even get a partial or full refund on the cost, depending on how much you've used it. Check out our quick-hit guide for doing so.
Computing

Editing a PDF is easy when you have the right tools in hand

Editing PDF files can be a real pain, but there are a few tricks to make the process a bit easier. This guide will give you three easy methods for how to edit a PDF, two of which work without needing Adobe Acrobat.
Computing

Pinning websites to your taskbar is as easy as following these quick steps

Would you like to know how to pin a website to the taskbar in Windows 10 in order to use browser links like apps? Whichever browser you're using, it's easier than you might think. Here's how to get it done.