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Transcend JetDrive Go 500S, flash drive for iPhone Review

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Old 04-01-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
Venus Salud
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Transcend JetDrive Go 500S, flash drive for iPhone Review

One of the disadvantages of owning an iOS device is the lack of having a microSD card slot for that additional storage space. Good thing there are companies like Transcend that make storage devices in all sort of size and shape, they have a product called JetDrive Go 500S Flash drive that supports Apple very own lightning interface.

The Transcend JetDrive Go 500 is specifically designed for iOS devices with a Lightning interface. It comes with 32GB up to 128GB capacity. It has Lightning/USB 3.1 connector for that easy transfers of files from iPhone to Pc/Mac.


The JetDrive Go 500s comes in sleek zinc alloy casing, and its portable only 36.55mm and compact only 5g that you can carry anywhere you go. It has a loophole where you can use to put it on a lanyard so that you donít easily lose it.

JetDrive Go 500S and HP USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive

Package Contents

It comes is blister pack at the front is the information about the product and the capacity while at the back are some technical information.

JetDrive Go 500S (32GB) flash drive in gold/silver color
User manual
Protective cap (2X)
Warranty information

This flash drive connects easily with any iOS device with lightning port such as iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and iPad. While the other ends have a USB 3.0 connector so it can be plug on PC or MAC for transferring the content.

It comes with a protective cap which is good since it can use to protect the lightning connector and USB connector when not in use and when youíre carrying it in your pocket together with other items such as keys and coins.

Software and Performance

Before you can use it on your iPhone you need the JetDrive Go companion app which can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Store this app will be used to manage contents and file transfers.

The 32GB version has 29.4GB available space for user storage. The JetDrive Go companion app is pretty much straight forward app and easy to use. Once you plug the JetDrive Go 500S on your iPhone the app will launch automatically, where you can browse the files such as pictures, videos, and documents easily. The app can auto backup the content of your iPhone including iCloud to the JetDrive Go 500S.

In terms of performance, the transfer speed using the lightning port us up to 20MBps while the USB 3.1 port transfer speed can go up to 130MBps according to Transcend. But based on our experience we got around 110MBps read speed and 53MBps write speed using Macbook with the default file format which is FAT32 file systems.

JetDrive Go 500S

Dimensions 36.55mm x 14.3mm x 9.01mm (1.44″ x 0.56″ x 0.35″)
Weight 5g (0.18 oz)
Capacity 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Color Silver, gold
Connection Interface Lightning & USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A connectors (backwards compatible with USB 3.0/2.0)
Maximum Performance* Lightning: 20MB/s
USB 3.1 Gen 1: 130MB/s
File System FAT32 / exFAT

The Transcend JetDrive Go 500S is a great companion for iPhone, specially if you have the 16yGB version, with this, you can easily free up space on your device and transfer it to your PC/Mac for safe keeping. With its slim design and metal body can easily be slip on bag and purse so that it can be used anytime you need it. The Software is easy to use and it you can ever password protect it to prevent unauthorized use. The downside just like any Apple devices is also a bit pricey.
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Old 22-08-2017, 11:19 AM   #2
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This is actually very nice. A lot of it in different brands has been released in different prices and qualities too. I think Transcend is one of the trusted brand.
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