Summary: I just needed a flash drive to instal a new operating system and it's done the job.
Pros: Works as advertised, plug it in and put data on it. The case looks nice and the extension/retraction slider is clean and locks firmly. The strap feels sturdy.
Cons: The case may look nice but it's a bit flimsy. It didn't take long at all for the top case to fall off. This doesn't adversely effect the functioning of the drive but if you plan to carry it around this might be a problem.
Summary: As this is my first USB3 flash drive I am very pleased with the speed. I'm averaging 90 MB/s write and 160 MB/s read. I no longer have to wait forever to transfer files. Only cons about this is the construction. Wish is was made of metal, the plastic feels a little flimsy. But for the price, I can live with it. Just need to be gentle.
Summary: Test done on a ASUS P8Z77-V LK with a i7-3770k CPU and Plextor M5s SSD. USB3 drivers from motherboard manufacturer were installed on windows 7. This was just an impromptu eyeball test using windows resource monitor, equivalent to sequential file copying. I quickformatted the DashDrive to NTFS at the largest allocation unit size (64kb). (This may affect drive portability between machines.) I used two files whose total size was ~24.9GB.
Pros: This sucker is FAST, true USB3 speeds. (sequential writes) SSD->USB3: ~90MB/sec. USB3->SSD: ~195MB/sec Came with a strap.
Cons: As should be suspected, the total size is 31.6 gb. That means, after partition data, it actually only holds ~29.3 GB data. This is a smaller storage space than many "ripped" bluray movie disc sizes. It seems to run hot (also not surprising, given the data transfer rate).
Summary: Initial I/O has been just OK and I'm seeing only half the advertised write speed and only a fraction of the advertised read. The bottleneck can be anywhere on my machine at work. I'll update when I get home to my SSD.
Pros: Device has a quality, premium feeling to it. The thickness is kept to a minimum with no compromise on build quality. The retractable connector is a plus. No caps to lose, nothing exposed to get damaged.
Cons: Pushing out the connector is harder than I expected. There seems to be a light resistance but it feels solid. One of the most sturdy-feeling retractable thumb drives I've seen.
Summary: The good: > fast memory. I didn't do precise speed tests, but performance is noticeably faster than other 64GB USB drives in my library > slim design: not as thick as most thumb drives, so storage (in a pocket or collection) takes less space > aluminum outer shell seems strong and less likely than plastic to crack if dropped > ships with a short lanyard The not so good: > between the two metal halves of the outer shell is a plastic layer, and it is within this plastic...
Summary: Great USB!!! however it was advertised as having an aluminum casing, and mine came with a black plastic. Not going to lie, but I really wanted that casing because I am little on the hard side on my USBs and this one looked cool as seemed tougher. Oh well, plastic one works I guess. 4 stars because of the false or misleading description.
Summary: I bought this because I keep a flash drive attached to my keychain and I need it to be retractable. I read up on all the specs and knew that this was not going to be the very fastest USB3.0 drive available, but even knowing that, I'd have to say that it still runs OK. It seems a little slow on small files but runs at 70MB/s write speed on a large file (say 1.5gb).