Just bought myself one of these - Transcend JetDrive Go 300S - I got the 128GB Model and being the impatient person that I am, decided to pay for premium delivery from Amazon so it would get to Australia within 3 days. Arrived right on time so kudos to Amazon for keeping their delivery promise.

Have been playing around with it for a few hours now and my first impressions are that I am suitably impressed.  Even though my iPhone 7 is already a 128GB, I find I've never got enough space so it's already about 70% full, which made me go looking for something to increase it.

It's fast, the IOS app for my iPhone and IPad is great and it doubles as a nice 128GB USB 3.1 Thumb Drive for my Windows PC as well.  Should be great for quick compressed Backups of my iPhone when travelling without my PC too!

Once I've explored all the available options and tested the unit thoroughly, I plan to write a review about it as an article here.

Wondering if anyone else owns one of these (or similar) little gadgets?  What do you think of them?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
I purchased the right size iPhone to start with and it backs up the the Cloud or my PC if around !

I don't like inferior flash products which have a habit of failure!
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by:Andrew Leniart
Hi Andy,

Each to their own I guess :)  

I too purchased the largest capacity iPhone and iPad myself, but still find they fall short sometimes when I go away on holidays or whatever. What will make this particularly useful for me is being about to copy large movie files to it and then be able to watch them on my iPhone.

Though both my iPhone and iPad are also backed up to a cloud (Acronis) server, as well as to my PC, if I take a lot of movies or photos when travelling, I can save on Internet Data by doing a quick backup of my entire phone to it as a temporary measure until I'm home and my own WiFi is available to me again.  Also useful because I can take Pics and Movies from both phone and ipad and save directly to it, giving me 128GB of additional storage. I'll have lots of uses for this little unit and in so far as quality of the unit, with a 2 year guarantee, I'm hoping it's of a decent quality or they wouldn't offer such a long warranty on it :)

Cheers...
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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by:Andrew Leniart
I thought it was (long warranty) for a USB type stick? :)

we use these....
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Connect-Wireless-Stick-128-x/dp/B00ZCFYFAO

Sandisk is a great brand.. own a couple of similar ones myself.  But how do you plug it directly into your iPhone though?  That's one of the great things that attracted me to the Transcend device I bought. Has a USB connection on one end and an iPhone compatible connection on the other :)
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
You don't!

Something called WiFi we have in the Nothern Hemisphere!
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
We also have these things in the office, which people use, similar to your Transcend device, but you can change the MicroSD card!

they act as a USB to MicroSD reader/writer, but also stick in your phone for additional storage!

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by:Andrew Leniart
Hi Andy,

Being a bit of a gadget freak, I must say that little device looks cool!  :)

Do they come in sizes larger than 16GB?  Where (or how) could I find out the prices?  PM me if easier.

Thanks..
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by:Benny Shtark
for me, best are USB 3 type-C external SSD Disks.
yes, much expensive, but way faster then regular usb sticks..

depends on how much you value your time :D

something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-T3-Portable-SSD-MU-PT250B/dp/B01AVF6WN2?th=1
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
I actually regularly carry around two SSDs (512GB and 1TB) and use a USB to SATA cord!

I've actually just recycled a Toshiba 3 Enclosure with another 1TB SSD. (and If I could find it on this pile of paper on my desk, I would photo graph it)

The flash used in modern day USB flash drives is of very poor quality - Source - Kingston!
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