Summary: The one good thing I have to say about this drive is that it's relatively fast at reading/writing. However, it's not even close to the advertised 16Gb of storage space. It's common for that number to be off a little on all storage drives, but this one only has 12.2Gb of space available. Almost 4Gb is NOT a little bit. That's a fourth of the advertised memory that isn't there!
Summary: I have to agree with many of the reviews here. After having tried many different USB flash memories, I have to say this one comes short of what I expected. I can name a few disappointing things: - bulky design - may be water resistant but it easily bent from the adapter and died, so it's not so rugged after all - compared to other flash memories it has SLOW performance, specially when transfering many small files. the slowest I've ever tried.
Summary: At first I was really happy with this drive. It was fast. There was no problem loading it with all the files I wanted to store and bring back and forth with me from home to work. With 16GB it should have lasted me for years. I had read other reviews where people thought it was a really reliable drive. I have not had that experience. After about 3 or 4 months, it no longer makes a tight and consistent USB connection on either my laptop USB ports or my desktop USB ports.