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. In this case, throughput doesn't seem to matter as the drive is incapable of keeping up. There are better alternatives on Amazon. I got this from Micro Center because I needed a USB 3.0 flash stick.
Summary: USB flash drive broke as soon as I connected and removed from my laptop's USB port. The end piece that retracts to cover the USB terminals, broke and I could actually see the EEPROM memory chips. Weak design.
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.
Summary: Does not work in any of my Win 8/8.1 devices (tablets, laptops, and desktops). All flag it as an unrecognized device on USB 3 port, all but one don't recognize it even on a USB 2 port. Seems to work fine on Win 7 desktop, but bought it to move files between systems so not really useful when it can only be read on the old system I'm trying to move files from.
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. They are cheap, but I have found that as a safe store they are dicey. If you just need a cheap huge way of moving data around, they are fine, and reasonably fast.