Summary: Got it for $39 free shipping, so $/GB comparable to SSD, although the latter is obviously much better. Crystal Disk Mark Seq 190 91 512K 156 11 4K 7.3 0.2 In contrast a hard drive: Seq 87 89 512k 46 79 4K 0.8 1.8 Unless I'm transferring from/to my SSD, the hard drive is too slow for this USB3 flash drive. Writing 2.3GB file takes 30sec, and Win7 reports 80-85MB/s. Copying back takes approx 11 sec, although this is probably file caching.
Pros: + fast, + better than many small flash drives (58.9GB formated), + easy to use, backwards compatible with USB2
Cons: - long, and a bit thick, if concerned about size, highly recommend ADATA 100MB/s 50MB/s 32GB model., - like 99% of USB flash drives, poor random/small file performance -> always zip small files!, - the cap falls of easily
Summary: The drive itself is quite long. Transfers a 5gb file in under 5 minutes. The cap is extremely loose and is prone to loss. The aluminum case makes it extremely durable. The switch from USB 2.0 to 3.0 is light and day. Best price to performance, best value for storage and ultimately, the cheapest USB 3.0 64gb drive out there.
Pros: Fast, inexpensive and good build quality
Cons: Cap is poorly designed. It comes off extremely easily.
Summary: I bought this flash drive several weeks ago, and was impressed with the speed copying files over USB 3.0. However, after about a month, the plastic exterior cover came off when removing it from the computer (just glued/taped on from the inside). Shortly thereafter (almost 3 months of ownership), the drive stopped being detectable by any computer. I contacted ADATA warranty service, and was told that because the casing had come off, that the drive was not at all covered.
Summary: Incredibly useful. I needed to transfer all the movies I had stored on my PS3 back to my PC, and while my PS3 obviously doesn't have USB3, my PC does and it made transfers a breeze, I filled up the entire drive with video files and I barely felt like I had to wait at all for them to transfer over to my PC.
Summary: I am very pleased with this purchase. I did some speed tests with my USB3 motherboard, with a large movie file stored on a local drive. I was able to consistently get 90MB/sec write speed and read speeds were between 120MB/sec up to 185MB/sec. I'm totally stoked on this thing!
Pros: Fast!!!! They aren't lying about the speed benchmarks!