Review of the Transcend JF220 Flash Drive

Manufacturer: Transcend
Model: JF220 Flash Drive
Price: £20

The Transcend JF220 USB drive no only has fingerprint recognition technology, but it has a few nifty features on the inside, too.

The Website Auto-Login function automatically logs you into websites where you have a registered account, while a facility to store you ‘Favourites’ folders from an Internet Explorer browser also exists.

The supplied software is primitive and can be a little awkward but it doesn’t take long to set up the security side of things.

Users of Windows 2000, XP and Vista benefit from driverless functionality, although there’s no support for Mac systems.

Also, the recent price drop of USB flash devices makes its £20 price tag a little dear, but if you’re to use its features and security then it’s not so bad.

A little pricey but the fingerprint recognition technology and Website Auto-Login means it’s definitely worth a look

Interesting features, security

A little expensive

What Digital Camera Score: 84%

  • Dominik

    Nice Features, bad implementations.

    First I tried to use this device oün my Win2k and XP computers. It was impossible to use it with more than 4GB on Win2k, it was impossible to use the SW Fingerprint/Security feature reliable on Win2k (with Administrator rights it was better, but who logs in as admin to use an USB stick?).
    In the end: After 5h of configuration and trial and error, I learned that i could use the devie as a normal USB pen, just a little slower than lower priced items. On XP I could also use the security features, but they were never portable; not with Win2k, not with linux or Mac OS X; useless to me.

    I gave up and took a 2nd approach: try to get rid of everything and use it as simple 8GB device. Worse than ever: It is not possible to use the whole memory, you will end up with 7.XGB. Even worse: When partitioning to more than about 3.8GB, it becomes so slow that it is practically unusable (you cannot have coffee for 42 minutes while copying 6GB to your USB pen drive).

    This is the worst USB pen drive I’ve ever seen. Unusable features in most environments, dread slow, bad software suite.