Lexar® JumpDrive® C20i Reviewed

Lexar JumpDrive C20i connected to an iPhone 6

Lexar JumpDrive C20i connected to an iPhone 6

The Lexar® JumpDrive® C20i is a 3-in-1 iOS flash drive that was announced at this years CES. Featuring Lightning and USB 3.0 connectors the C20i is capable of also being used with Apple’s iDevices to easily manage content, storage and battery charge on the go.

Key Features:

  • Lightning and USB 3.0 connectors
  • Up to 95MB/s read and 20MB/s write speeds
  • Expand iPhone/iPad memory via Lexar Mobile Manager
  • Supported capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB

We reviewed the 32GB model.

Lexar Mobile Manager

Lexar Mobile Manager home screen shows a range of available features.

Lexar Mobile Manager home screen shows a range of available features.

Simple process to backup all your iDevice photos

Simple process to backup all your iDevice photos

Simple process to backup your contacts

Simple process to backup your contacts

If you are low on storage you can use the external storage for voice recording. A great feature for students and those in regular meetings.

If you are low on storage you can use the external storage for voice recording. A great feature for students and those in regular meetings.

Lexar Mobile Manager also provides a fairly basic file manager to see what's been saved.

Lexar Mobile Manager also provides a fairly basic file manager to see what’s been saved.

USB Performance

The C20i was benchmarked on a current generation iMac with USB 3.0 ports. The performance results will be up shortly.

We also tried the USB 2.0 backward compatibility by inserting the JumpDrive C20i in an older Windows 7 laptop. As expected, it automatically installed as a mass storage device and all the backed up files were accessible by the laptop.

C20i Drive Properties under Windows 7

C20i Drive Properties under Windows 7

The contacts we exported off the iPhone

The contacts we exported off the iPhone

The photos we exported of the iPhone

The photos we exported of the iPhone

Final Thoughts

The Lexar® JumpDrive® C20i is the perfect companion for those that are always on the move. The ability to charge, act as external storage to your iPhone or iPad and USB storage for your PC makes this suitable for a wide range of people from frequent travellers to university students. The cord is a tad on the short side given its charging capabilities but frankly, it was the only negative we found with the device. Compared with other similar products in the market, we found the The Lexar® JumpDrive® C20i to be great value for money.

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