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Lexar JumpDrive P20 128GB & S57 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Comparison

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   By comparing the performance of the two top USB 3.0 flash drives in the current Lexar lineup we think it’s clear that while the JumpDrive P20 is aimed towards demanding users looking for blazing fast read/write speeds the JumpDrive S57 is aimed towards people who are looking for ample available space (in all fairness however the S57 did surpass its advertised write speed of 60MB/s by a lot). Of course there are other issues at play here aside performance and capacity since the P20 features a rather sturdy plastic/aluminum body with a much better retractable design as opposed to the all-plastic body of the S57. On the other hand the S57 is available in several colors (depending on its capacity) so it may appeal a bit more in younger audiences. And then we also have warranty so although the P20 is covered pretty much forever (lifetime limited warranty) the S57 only has a 3-year one.

 
   The time has finally come to talk about the price of both the Lexar JumpDrive P20 128GB and the S57 256GB. Well the only good thing for consumers about Lexar closing its doors (either temporary or permanently) is that their products have taken a serious hit so currently you can get the JumpDrive P20 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive for just USD68.99 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and for just 75Euros inside the EU (Amazon.co.uk). The JumpDrive S57 256GB on the other hand costs just USD75 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and 99Euros inside the EU (Amazon.co.uk). If we were to directly compare the P20 128GB with the S57 128GB model then you can currently find the second for just USD39.74 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and for just 67Euros inside the EU (Amazon.co.uk). True prices in the USA are quite better for the S57 model but my guess is that they will get even lower as we approach September (however do keep in mind that it’s now as stock lasts). All said and done both the JumpDrive P20 128GB and the JumpDrive S57 256GB (or even the 128GB model) are very good choices for both of the groups we mentioned in this review but right now only the first deserves our Golden Award.

JumpDrive P20 128GB

PROS


- Build Quality
- Performance
- Capacity
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Price (For Some)


CONS


- Availability

 

JumpDrive S57 256GB

PROS


- Design (Colors)
- Available Capacities
- Write Performance (Compared To Advertised Speeds)
- Price USA (For Some)


CONS


- Availability
- Retractable Design (Piece Of Plastic)
- Price EU (For Some)