Summary: the best i can figure the drive died from being plugged into the laptop when going into suspend mode. afterward, the drive would recognize as a device, but the file system was gone. as in completely gone. couldn't be recovered and couldn't be re-formatted. not sure if windows was the culprit or the drive itself.
Pros: good performance
Cons: a little long. died after about two weeks of use with a laptop running windows 7
Summary: Would like for it to be faster but it gets the job done.
Pros: 16 GB, Reliable. I've had this for a year and it has worked flawlessly. Not the fastest drive on the block but it's a consistent, predictable drive that you know is going to work when you reach for it.
Cons: no light to indicate when its functioning which means if you have quick removal vs write caching enabled you have to be careful that the read or write has finished otherwise the drive may become corrupted.
Summary: This flash drive is still great if you want to just load pictures on and some other bigger files as long as you have the patience. If you were looking for the true 3.0 speeds and want it faster shop else where.
Pros: Product has a nice structure and secure cap that clicks on.
Cons: Data speeds between read/write aren't up to what most 3.0 usb's should be. As tested its about -18% less efficent but still +27% > 2.0/2.1
Summary: This flash drive is very handy to have around. Plenty of space for most files I need to move. It's also very fast on USB 3.0, just copied a few movies off of the drive at over 80 MB/s. The drive has a bit of weight to it, which makes it feel solid and durable. After a year and a half I've had no issues with it.