Summary: purchase date Feb 18, 2010 I've used this drive for a little over 3 years without any problems at all. It has been used for storage, transferring files, as a boot drive for troubleshooting, many OS installations and also with ReadyBoost.
Pros: reliable fast for it's class quality construction
Summary: I bought this to replace a well worn 3 year old flash drive DataTraveler from Kingston. I has not failed even though used on my work bench for years - but I felt it should be nearing the end of life. I'll get another Kingston now that I wasted $55 and hours of life.
Pros: Doesn't burn the house down when inserted
Cons: Crashed after 7 days - after numerous scan & fix, and numerous formats, I give up.
Summary: We did loose data once during a write of a 4.4GB disk image. We formatted the filesystem to HFS+, once the data got corrupted during a write and we lost everything. Good thing we had a backup.
Pros: Low cost and high capacity, though not that great of a deal. The "cap" does stay on and is pretty secure, it does take quite a bit of strenght to remove it each time.
Cons: The write speed is 2.12MB/sec, this is way too slow for my needs since I need to transfer video files on a shoot location. The overall design and quality still feels like the unit will break apart if you don't handle it gently.
Summary: Spending 10 minutes or so taking the cap off and putting it back on sufficed to "break it in" so that taking the cap off is slightly less difficult. But after doing so, you may find it addictive, in which case you might end up wearing down the plastic tabs that allow it to lock in place :-P
Pros: Works, very lightweight, elegant-looking.
Cons: The cap requires substantial force to remove, considering how the plastic it's made of is so thin and light. As Will Smith once said, "I feel like I'm gonna break this thing."
Cons: Does not work as a storage device on the XBOX360 with the April 6 Dashboard update, enabling flash drives as additional game storage. Tried FAT32 and NTFS formatting. Each time, the XBOX errors out with "your device failed the data loss test and can't be configured please use a different device"
Summary: Any flash drive which does not contain a full disclosure of the speeds -- well, they are most likely hiding something - the last ADATA usb drive that I bought was amazingly slooowwww. I would not buy this without performance disclosure.