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Micron Discontinuing Lexar Removable Storage Retail Business


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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

Sorry if this has been posted but this is the first time I'm hearing of this.  I really love these Lexar Drives, especially the Lexar Twist and  some of the S75 USB's.  They were reasonable and easy to get at my local store, or online.  The Lexar Twist has a twisting cover that allows for the End of the part that goes into your pc to be fully protected, or at least better than most I've seen without a Loosable cover.

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 04:17 PM

The Lexar division was bought out including the name. I think you will still see Lexar flash drives, only not those made by Micron. Will the quality be the same? Who knows. But as a side note, I have dirt cheap flash drives that have not failed. It gets to a point where NAND is NAND. 

 

https://www.anandtech.com/show/11801/longsys-acquires-lexar-brand-from-micron

 

Micron purchased Lexar in 2006.


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Posted 25 December 2017 - 04:57 PM

Doesn't surprise me that much seeing as an 8 Gb flash drive can sell for as little as $6, while 8 Gb of DRAM can sell for over $100...


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Posted 25 December 2017 - 05:13 PM

DRAM prices are kind of nuts right now.

 

http://www.pcgamer.com/samsung-to-increase-dram-output-as-ram-prices-continue-to-climb/



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 06:58 PM

Lexar Up And Running Again

 

Well, I don't know if they ever stopped operations, but at least they are moving forward.  All the Text on the Right side of that Link are other Links to their Articles.

 

I just saw today "New" by the "Lexar® JumpDrive® TwistTurn USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 16GB, Purple, LJDTT16GAMODV" Entries at officedepot.com.  So can only assume that they are indeed new as I've never seen that before. 

 

I know they have taken ALL Lexar products off the shelf in stores by me but are still selling them online.  And in some stores they have stock but not displayed.  So if anyone wants the old Micron drives get em while you can.  Like John says though, NAND is NAND for the most part.  I think if you are just copying files and saving them, updating them, deleting them all is good, but flash drives can be damaged, don't ask how I know...hehe.

 

I post this because I love the Lexar Twist USB Flash Drives and I'll tell you why again:

 

1. They fit side by side in a laptop easily and have a relatively low profile while doing so.

 

2. Have a nice ring for a lanyard that doubles as a cover that you cannot lose.

 

3. Construction seems solid for plastic and better than most.

 

4. Doesn't have those wanky little Slide Switches that never lock out properly.

 

5. LED Light makes it easy to see when your files are finished being worked on:  This is especially nice when you are in a hurry and want to Eject the USB and you can see when it is done.


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 09:08 PM

Yep I've been buying them everywhere I can find them as they are an excellent thumb drive.

 

I've still got a big pile of the 4GB and 8GB an 16GB and buy a $100.00 worth of them when Office Depot has their back to school sale for $5.99 each.

 

I don't need thumb drives any bigger than 16gb although do have a few 32gb only because I bought them cheap.

 

Unfortunately all good things come to an end so gonna have to keep the eyes open for a different brand now.


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 09:28 PM

I'm not that big of a fan of the Sandisk Cruzers that slide but I never had a issue with them and Best Buy usually sells the 16GB version for $5.

They now have a sale on the PNY flash drives that I do like.

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hard-drives/usb-flash-drives/abcat0504010.c?id=abcat0504010


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 09:35 PM

It's interesting to see how different people love different styles for different reasons.

 

My favorite is the "key type":  https://www.walmart.com/ip/Unirex-16GB-USB-2-0-Key-Shaped-Flash-Drive/166069879 

 

I've had several of these in their 8GB size dangling off of my real keyrings for several years now and they literally "take a lickin', and keep on tickin'".

 

I also recently bought these:  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B012V0I008/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and fully expect them to wear like iron.

 

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 09:47 PM

I'm not that big of a fan of the Sandisk Cruzers that slide but I never had a issue with them and Best Buy usually sells the 16GB version for $5.

They now have a sale on the PNY flash drives that I do like.

I agree John, I would, and have bought both of those many times.  I prefer the Lexar Twist though for reasons listed.  I find the Attache a little cumbersome to handle, but they seem good and are super cheap.  Unfortunately the TwistTurn USB 2.0 Flash Drive 16GB is now 6.99 at Office Depot. 

 

Just wish I'd bought more of the Lexar Twist when they were super cheap.  Glad they are still making them....Whew!  I will buy one of the new releases soon.


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:02 AM

"Key type" are my favourites too. I do not like everything that slides or similar. They start failing early.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:20 AM

Yep I've been buying them everywhere I can find them as they are an excellent thumb drive.

 

I've still got a big pile of the 4GB and 8GB an 16GB and buy a $100.00 worth of them when Office Depot has their back to school sale for $5.99 each.

 

I don't need thumb drives any bigger than 16gb although do have a few 32gb only because I bought them cheap.

 

Unfortunately all good things come to an end so gonna have to keep the eyes open for a different brand now.

 

I would love to be able to buy a bunch of 4GB also T-T, if I could get them cheap, but they don't make them anymore.  The new 16GB are still reasonable at 6.99 at Office Depot but am holding off ordering them until this Hurricane passes.  

 

If your willing to pay they are still on amazon, and of course still for sale online at Office Depot and many other smaller outlets.  So glad to see they kept that design and apparently still making new ones.  I will buy these for myself, but may get the cheaper Sandisk as John pointed out for customers, they don't care either way, or the PNY, they are also cheap at bestbuy.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:07 AM

Yep I've been buying them everywhere I can find them as they are an excellent thumb drive.

 

I've still got a big pile of the 4GB and 8GB an 16GB and buy a $100.00 worth of them when Office Depot has their back to school sale for $5.99 each.

 

I don't need thumb drives any bigger than 16gb although do have a few 32gb only because I bought them cheap.

 

Unfortunately all good things come to an end so gonna have to keep the eyes open for a different brand now.

Purchasing their product is the best endorsement as you've done.  I also emailed them telling the how much I liked their products, and some of the things I did not like about some of them.

 

Also looking forward to getting one of the Lexar® JumpDrive® Tough USB 3.1 flash drive  Why, well, it just looks cool and functional!

 

This one also looks simple small and functional Lexar® JumpDrive® V40 USB Flash Drive but not on sale at amazon?


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