These days, most people have got a small USB drive or MP3 player at hand for small and quick storage needs. With the floppy drive storage on a floppy disk becoming unreliable over time, and now almost obsolete, the choice for a USB Flash drive is clear.
It’s safer, faster and provides more storage then a regular floppy disk.
Most modern computers already feature USB ports so lack of hardware support shouldn't be a problem.
TraxData sets out with their own flavor of a USB flash drive, the TraxData EZ Drive Twister Dragon style USB flash drive.
It comes in two limited edition styles, the Dragon style and the Aloha style and different size ranging from 128 MB up to 512 MB.
This one is 512 MB big; let us see how it shapes up.
Ritek Corporation in Taiwan in the manufacturer of optical storage media and was founded in 1988.
They supplied large OEM companies like Philips, TDK, FUIJ and TraxData.
In 2001 TraxData was taken over by Ritek and they use that name to sell their own optical storage products.
Conrexx Europe was founded in that same year as a European headquarters for place of business for Ritek.
TraxData has undergone a real metamorphosis since the take over by Ritek. Every new optical storage technologic breakthrough will first be marketed under the TraxData name.
TraxData was the first to market the 8x media (+ and – media), also the first to market the 16x DVD+R media and the first to market the DVD+R DL media.
Also the color schemes of the packages have undergone some changes.
TraxData functions as a daughter company to Ritek Corporation and in 2002 Flash memory products and compatible ink cartridges are added to the TraxData portfolio.
Here’s a list of the features that the USB drive has:
þ Portable and secure removable mass storage for business and personal use.
þ Full Compliance with USB spec v2.0 and v1.1; true Plug&Play connection.
þ Date transfer rate up to 19MB/s for Read, 14MB/s for Write in Dual-channel mode*.
þ Date transfer rate up to 10MB/s for Read, 7MB/s for Write in Single-channel mode*.
þ USB bus powered: Powered from USB port, no external power or battery needed.
þ Multiple Operation Systems supported: No driver needed in Windows® ME, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Mac TM 9.x or later, Linux TM Kernel 2.4 or later. Only Windows® 98 and Windows® 98SE need the enclosed driver.
þ Disk partitions and Security Area with password check.
þ Shock resistant, noise-free and long data retention.
*Note: The read/write speed of the USB Flash Disk depends on the Flash memory type inside the device and also on the computer’s system performance.