At first glance the Lexar JumpDrive Secure II Plus looks like a thermometer with a sleek black design. The Lexar JumpDrive Secure II Plus has a nifty 10-bar meter that shows the available storage space even when this USB flash drive is unplugged from the PC.

Once we plugged into our PC the Lexar JumpDrive Secure II Plus USB 2.0 flash drive, it performed comparably with the other drives we tested. The Lexar is compatible with Windows Vista, XP and Mac OS X.

The 4GB Lexar JumpDrive Secure II Plus recorded an average read speed of 18.88 megabytes per second (MBps) and an average write speed of 7.32MBps.

We were impressed with the Lexar JumpDrive Secure II Plus' bundled software. This allows you to password-protect multiple areas on the drive (known as Encrypted Vaults) and utilise 256-bit AES encryption to encrypt data.

The Lexar JumpDrive Secure II Plus comes bundled with File Shredder software and a two-year limited warranty.

OUR VERDICT

If the fastest write speeds aren't crucial, but you're looking for good build quality and security features, then the Lexar Jump Drive Secure II Plus is for you.