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Toshiba 512MB TransMemory

Say what you will about Toshiba's reputation for quality but this flash memory drive does it great injustice.

With parts that don't fit well and a chassis made from cheap-feeling plastic, there doesn't seem to be much for us to praise even on first touch. Even its simple, elegant design which looked great under the packaging could not distract us from the feeling that Toshiba was short-changing us when it came to build quality.

It was little different in the area of read and write performance. The 512MB TransMemory was consistently much slower than its contemporaries. It was also significantly slower than the Seagate 5GB Pocket Hard Drive in reading small files and writing large files.

Its only saving grace is probably the accessories that came with it. Toshiba provided a very nice manual in addition to a software CD, lanyard, a USB extension cable and even two index labels! Probably the most complete pack of accessories that we have ever seen included in any USB flash memory drive kit.

However, with such lacklustre performance and poor build quality, we cannot recommend this flash memory drive to anyone but hardcore fans of Toshiba products.

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

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Review Comprehensive Review
Part Number

• USB-512MT


• 7.18 cm (2.83 ") long
• 1.95 cm (0.77 ") wide
• 0.78 cm (0.31 ") thick

Weight 9 g
Flash Memory Unknown
Flash Controller Unknown
Dual Channel Transfers Unknown
Capacity • 480 MB
USB Standards • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• USB 1.1 (Backward compatibility)
Temperature • Operating : 0 to 50 °C
• Storage : -20 to 60 °C
Humidity • Operating : 5 to 95 % RH (no condensation)
• Storage : 5 to 95 % RH (no condensation)
Package Contents

• One Toshiba 512MB TransMemory flash memory drive
One USB extension cable

One lanyard
• One driver CD
• One manual
• Two index labels

Warranty • 3 Years Warranty


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