Summary: There's no excuse for marketing a thumbdrive that cannot be configured as a bootable drive. Walk away.
Pros: Seems to store files fine, and a fair clip -- time will tall (lots of reviews with tails of failure, down the road).
Cons: Not bootable. I bought several of these to use as bootable Linux drives, and they CANNOT be configured as bootable, PERIOD! No problem with the blue 16GB USB 3.0 ones, or the old red 16GB USB 2.0 ones, but the yellow 16GB ones just won't boot.
Summary: Let me put it this way. I have had more of these ADATA yellow and blue drives go bad or arrive D.O.A. than all other drives combined in the last 10+ years. Love to gamble? Buy some of these. These are like scratch off lottery tickets, you will throw a lot of them away.
Pros: - It actually arrived
Cons: - It actually arrived - EXTREMELY high number of defects (D.O.A.) - Unreliable
Summary: This seems to be an entirely different animal than the blue 16gb UV128's that I recently purchased at NewEgg, which read/write at 28 and 10mb/s. The starting (512 byte) sector is also different ... @96 for these yellow 32gb ones, and @128 for the blue.
Pros: CrystalDiskMark agrees with observations, that it writes at about 22mb/s, and reads faster than my USB 3.0 rig accurately measures, 80 to 116mb/s. Faster than advertized! Excellent deal for an economy flash drive.
Cons: Would like a smaller, slimmer housing ... but these "cheap/flimsy" comments I read on other reviews are without merit. Very solid plastic, locks into place.
Summary: I've never had a thumb drive fail. I've owned Sandisk, Transcend, and now ADATA. Only the ADATA 128 Gig drive failed and within 2 months! Not recommended. I'll replace this brick with a Transcend.