SWISSMEMORY Victorinox 128mb storage
Posted by: Rchiileea on: 07.08.2004 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
PART 2 – Connection
After reading the setup guide I plugged the device in as soon as it was in a tiny green led in the memory casing started to flash, windows also automatically detected the device as a SWISSMEMORY® USB this was excellent As my own 128 pen drive just got detected as 128 storage not even a brand name. I like this when equipment is auto recognized by windows, it adds that touch of professionalism. Opening is easy just double click my computer and you should see it in there (it should be named) after opening it I spot the built in software and load it up.
Not only has it got locking software it also has a repair disk function. The locking software is easy to use and gives you the option of unlocked, locked and part locked/part unlocked. The latter is a nice idea as it allows you to password protect exactly what amount of the disk you want whether it be 1mb or 100mb and the remaining space any one can access. It also allows you to use this as a bootable drive on bios versions that support boot from USB.
I liked this software a lot and found it very easy to use, to be quite honest the simplicity of the software is so great it would be nice to see it available for normal and USB Hard Drives. Nice Software guys!
Part 3 –Tech
SWISSMEMORY USB USB Class ·USB 2.0 Full-Speed coPower Supply USB bus powered, no external power required
Standby 900 µA (typical), 2 mA (max) / tba
Full-speed 120 mA (typical), 140 mA (max) / tba
Controller Mass storage class controller
· ECC on the fly
· Automatic bad block management
Supported OS Win XP, Win 2000, Windows ME
Linux 2.4 above
MAC OS 9.0 & higher
Win98/SE driver available
Mac 8.6 mass storage driver available from Apple
Security features Password protection for private zone with SecureLOCK
Bootability Boot up with (USB-ZIP, USB-FDD or USB-HDD)
LED Indicator blinks to indicate write/read status
Full speed Read max. 1MB/sec
Write max. 0.85 MB/sec
Capacity 64MB, 128MB
Operating temperature 0°C to +50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Integrated tools travel-safe version:
red LED, ballpoint Pen
red LED, ballpoint Pen , Knife/Blade,
File with Screwdriver, Scissors
Part 4 – Conclusion
I love this thing now, put it this way I had the device delivered and took a little look straight away. Since then it been attached to my keys all the time, my old 128mb has been put back in the box and maid redundant I now use this for everything from opening delivery packages, opening letters and even written down a few notes. But of course the main thing I have used it for is file transfer and storage, I personally left 100 megs open and the remainder as storage for private info such as contacts addresses and important stuff like that.
A top quality product that I will never give up, I have got so used to having it I feel lost without it.
Small neat package
Excellent software included
Build quality you would expect from a Victorinox
Nice simple easy to use design
Ideal for laptop owners on the move
Review by R.Bowzer
Thanks to SwissBit for getting me a sample of this to review