Summary: NOTE: these are 3.0. That's a big deal for speed and a great value for these. I use these (yes, I bought more) as ones for guests to use. I like that there's a completely different color on it (yellow on mine) such that they can always be distinguished from the others.
Summary: Unless this thing comes free, I would not waste a single dollar on this USB flash drive.
Pros: It came free with my Intel SSD.
Cons: This this is SLOOOOOOOOOOW. I couldn't believe that the fastest it could go on my PC was KBPS. My rig is built pretty sturdy with i7-4970K and MSI gaming 7 therefore I know it was not my USB ports. My patriot xporter with its USB 2.0 runs 10x faster than this thing.
Summary: I just did extensive testing on 2 different computers and compared it to several USB 2.0 thumb drives. I repeated the tests many times with the same results. A 1.4gb file took 2:55 min to write to this Adata and 3:30 to a USB 2.0 Sandisk Cruser. 35 seconds faster is hardly USB 3.0.
Cons: Died after two months. Can't recover the data that was on it. This is not the first time that a large USB stick sold in 2015 has just died after substantive use. I was sent a 64GB stick that died in 3 weeks. I'm using a 2+ year-old 6GB stick to transfer files, which is a nuisance once or thrice a...
Summary: I got these to use as cheap boot drives to install operating systems.. but they're so slow and flaky that I don't even want to use them.
Pros: Retractable Connector, Cheap (not necessarily a pro)
Cons: Not reliable, no activity indicator, lanyard loop is so tiny it's worthless, feels flimsy... outperformed by several other USB 2.0 drives I own. Cheap I ordered three of these, two of them work and one was DoA. The first time I connected it to the USB port, the computer restarted immediately... f...