Summary: This USB flash drive is not recognized by Windows 8.1 on a USB 3.0 port, or when plugged into a USB 2.0 hub. There are no driver updates available on the Centon website; in fact, when you browse to the product page, the "support" link is dead. Worthless garbage.
Summary: I bought this drive because both my PC and Mac can use USB 3.0, but this drive is very sluggish. I have run one pass of Check Flash 1.16.2 on it and while the average read speed is perfectly adequate (113.11 Mb/s) average write speeds flattened out at a dismal 5.71 Mb/s.
Summary: Only works on USB 2.0 port on my computer running Windows 8.1. All other USB 3.0 peripherals that I plugged in/out worked perfect. Paid premium price for what supposed to be USB 3.0.Poor manufacture support. Do not buy.
A. J. Miller "reality hurts briefly, but lies..., Amazon
30 October 2013
Summary: I have had 5 Centon Flash Drives, 2 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0. Both USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 drives have either become read-only or unreadable suddenly and with no warning. After the 1st failure, I am religious about safely removing hardware, and it still happens.
Summary: Got this as a result of RMA'ing a Centon Rush 8 GB that wasn't performing. Centon RMA process was very smooth. This drive was everything I expected from a USB 3.0 drive and twice as large as what I bought. Very satisfied with Centon Customer Service.
Pros: 90 MB/s read, 40 MB write on a PCI usb 3.0 add on card. I think that's probably about as fast as the PCI card can deliver for reads. Might be faster on a PCIe card or an on-board usb 3.0 port.
Cons: Writes could be faster, although 40 MB/s isn't bad. Could be a little smaller. It's not overly large, I guess average size for a flash drive, but flash drives are getting smaller and smaller.
Summary: Bought it December 2011, and like any drive that doesn't require me to keep up with a cap - you know eventually it's going to grow legs. This one slides to the edge 1/2 inch to protect the connector, although it really doesn't protect INSIDE the connector.
Summary: While it's very fast for 2.0 it can't handle large files any faster than 2.0 speed. Seems any file larger than 3 gig kills the speed. While I haven't tested many smaller files, I got this for the larger files. It's still a nice flash drive at a decent price, but don't expect super speed.