The Lexar JumpDrive Secure II Hi-Speed USB Flash Drive: Portable, Convenient, and Useful


G. Stolyarov II

See Mr. Stolyarov's Index of Selected Writings, Originally Published on Associated Content / Yahoo! Voices.

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Note from the Author: I was commissioned to write this product review by Associated Content (which subsequently became Yahoo! Voices) in 2007. The article has enjoyed some popularity and has received over 700 views to date. Due to the closure of Yahoo! Voices in 2014, I render this article permanently available on this page.

~ G. Stolyarov II, July 21, 2014

The Lexar JumpDrive Secure II Hi-Speed USB Flash Drive offers me immense convenience-letting me work anywhere I please, doing anything I want at any time. Virtually every day, I work at three or four different computers-none of which offer me the ability to save my work to their hard drives. With the Lexar JumpDrive, I do not need to worry about using any computer in particular or having my files on it; I can access all of my current work at all times. With 256 megabytes of storage, the Lexar flash drive allows me to store Microsoft Word documents, lengthy PDF files, and web page source codes without using even a quarter of the drive's capacity.

Purchasing the Lexar JumpDrive Secure II for under $20 was perhaps the best investment I made in the past several months; it has saved me far more money in the cost of printer paper and ink; I no longer need to print out hard copies of documents in order to carry them back and forth between the numerous places at which I work on a daily basis.

The cap of the flash drive can be easily attached to a keychain. It is quite important that, unlike certain other flash drive designs, the cap rather than the actual drive is the part to which the keychain is linked. If the body of the drive were attached to the keychain, the keys would dangle from the drive as it was being used. This means that the keys would, by their weight, force the drive to be improperly attached to the computer's USB port; or, if the port were located in front of the computer, the keys would occupy some of the same space as a person's hands moving along a keyboard. If the keychain is attached to the cap, the drive itself is separable from the keys, and none of these problems occur.

The finger-sized Lexar JumpDrive Secure II takes up negligible space; wherever I go, I take my flash drive with me. If time to work makes itself available, and a computer is nearby, I can take advantage of the opportunity. Before purchasing the Lexar JumpDrive, I would have regretted not having access to my own computer under such circumstances. Now it makes virtually no difference to me where I am or which computer I use. I can even do Internet-related work on computers with no Internet access. In making a webpage, for instance, I can create the source code on a non-Internet-connected computer, transfer it to my USB drive, and upload it to my website whenever I happen to be at a computer that is connected to the Internet.

My Lexar JumpDrive Secure II has functioned impeccably despite enduring harsh weather, heavy exercise, and repeated accidental exposure to water. Opening, reading, writing in, and saving files directly on the Lexar flash drive takes no more time than doing any of these on a computer's hard drive. This tiny but immensely useful device has been indispensable to my productivity in the past half-year, and I am greatly pleased to own it.

Gennady Stolyarov II (G. Stolyarov II) is an actuary, science-fiction novelist, independent philosophical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. 

In December 2013, Mr. Stolyarov published Death is Wrong, an ambitious children’s book on life extension illustrated by his wife Wendy. Death is Wrong can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

Mr. Stolyarov has contributed articles to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), The Wave Chronicle, Le Quebecois Libre, Brighter Brains Institute, Immortal Life, Enter Stage RightRebirth of Reason, The Liberal Institute, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

In an effort to assist the spread of rational ideas, Mr. Stolyarov published his articles on Associated Content (subsequently the Yahoo! Contributor Network and Yahoo! Voices) from 2007 until Yahoo! closed this venue in 2014. Mr. Stolyarov held the highest Clout Level (10) possible on the Yahoo! Contributor Network and was one of its Page View Millionaires, with over 3,175,000 views. Mr. Stolyarov’s selected writings from that era have been preserved on this page.

Mr. Stolyarov holds the professional insurance designations of Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), Associate in Regulation and Compliance (ARC), Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE), and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF).

Mr. Stolyarov has written a science fiction novel, Eden against the Colossus, a philosophical treatise, A Rational Cosmology,  a play, Implied Consent, and a free self-help treatise, The Best Self-Help is Free. You can watch his YouTube Videos.Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted at

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Learn about Mr. Stolyarov's novel, Eden against the Colossus, here.

Read Mr. Stolyarov's new comprehensive treatise, A Rational Cosmology, explicating such terms as the universe, matter, space, time, sound, light, life, consciousness, and volition, here.

Read Mr. Stolyarov's new four-act play, Implied Consent, a futuristic intellectual drama on the sanctity of human life, here.