a good product if you do not desire password protection
31 March 2014
Summary: The Verbatim USB 2.0 8 gb drives are easy to use. This product does NOT have the option of password protection, which is the reason that I gave it only 3 stars. It is excellent for photos, music, etc. I think the option to password protect a USB should be available for all products and leave it up to the user whether or not to invoke the option.
incredibly small and thin; could be crushed easily; good for hiding data
Don Incognito, Amazon
7 October 2013
Summary: The measurements are listed, but I still didn't realize how extremely small and thin this stick is. I don't imagine it would survive being stepped on, and its size makes it particularly easy to misplace. It goes into the USB port label side up, and fits very loosely. It occurred to me that it could be a good medium for hiding personal data in case of theft, because it's so small that it's easy to miss if hidden.
Summary: Sure it's sleek and sexy, but how does it hold up in the niche for which it was designed? Not that well, in my experience. This little drive has a great form factor, and goes well on a keychain. But the plastic housing just doesn't hold up. I started seeing significant scratching of the plastic in under a month of just having it on a keychain. In month 2 or 3, a small piece of the housing had actually chipped away. It is no longer water resistant, that's for sure.
Summary: I purchased this item in the 128GB capacity. It cost a bit over 100 bucks; And in the word of a previous poster I would call it an "Oversized Jump Drive". Not quite the capacity to make it a useful tool. Flimsy casing. Tiny USB3 cable. Cheaply crafted. Taking it for what it is, I have to admit that it's very useful - copying 10s of gigabytes of data respectably quickly in my opinion.
Doesnt work well in my car, but works well with computers.
PRC "Deal Hunter", Amazon
11 January 2013
Summary: I purchased this UB drive solely for use in my car's headunit that has a front USB slot. The small size ensures I dont have a bulky unit sticking out of the headunit, thus being an eyesore. For some odd reason, anytime i need to switch to another option (bluetooth, or getting back into the car) it displays unit error when all it needs is to be pulled out then back in. I even noticed I have to slightly wiggle it out a hair for it to make proper contact to function.
Great Speed, but with A lot of Connection Problems.
Liolania "In2Jesus", Amazon
6 January 2011
Summary: EDIT 6/16/13: I had so many issues with this drive I eventually had to trash it, in fact, it stopped working all together due to the connection issues, did not think to contact customer support... So I can't vouch for how they would have helped. :( ___________________________________________________ ORIGINAL REVIEW: I got this hard drive to for my husband to replace his old USB 2.0 hard drive which he had had for 4yrs, and has been quite beaten up, and I wanted to give...
Summary: I ordered this SSD based on four criteria: price, capacity, read MBps, and write MBps. The first drive I received was DOA, so I needed to do an exchange, but amazon is always great about that. So far I'm satisfied with this drive, however there are a couple things that I find odd: 1. The drive is bulky for an SSD; I had to use the bottom screw holes on the drive when mounting it to my Thinkpad W510's hard drive tray. 2.
Summary: After initially setting up a password, formatting the drive and transferring data to it the drive allowed password access about half a dozen times before some hardware/software failure made the Privacy Zone inaccessible. Contacted Verbatim support and was told to download and re-install the software. Of course that requires reformatting the drive and loosing all data stored on it. Fortunately, the information was still recoverable elsewhere at the time.