Summary: The product pictures displayed speed tests outputting as much as 15 MB/s write and 30 MB/s read but in reality its just 7 MB/s write and 26 MB/s read. I wouldn't suggest the extra price for the little extra performance.
Summary: Very happy with the capacity and read/write speeds, but that rubber casing drives me crazy. Lint, dust, fuzz, and grime stick to it like a magnet. Profile of casing is not slim enough to squeeze between two USB plugs in a vertical side by side situation.
Summary: Very big in capacity, but slow to transfer data, specially when dealing with many files (like back-ups) Tried to check my computer, but it was ot the case. Well protected, you can drop it and it bounce like a ball. If you are not in a hury to copy huge amounts of data, a good deal.
Summary: 16GB for $40 (plus a $15 rebate) made me buy this... I have about 12GB of files I need to backup and transport between computers (without wasting a CD due to frequent changes) Running XP the write speed is dismal... it took 12 hours to copy 12GB of files in a half dozen directories (Ok, folders... when I started they were called directories) I did have to change the format from FAT32 to NTFS due to one very large file...
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, TAKE NOTE OF A COUPLE OF ITEMS THOUGH:
25 July 2008
Summary: OVERALL: I have owned three USB flash drives thus far (Kingston, 2 Sandisks). This one I have to say I feel most secure with due to its exterior qualities as well as 10 year warranty. PROS: 1. Does the job: stores data and is very fast 2. Rubberized exterior resists water 3. Cap fits very securely on USB plug CONS: 1. Rubberized exterior picks up any and all dust/pocket lint. 2. Very bulky. If your Laptop/PC has USB ports side by side it will impede the open slot.
CaliforniaKid "author, screw the recruiter, a..., Amazon
6 May 2008
Summary: You won't be able to use any of the utilities that come with this drive unless you build a series of mini-partitions of 4gb or less. Why bother buying a large drive and then break it up into little pieces? If you forget the utilities and just format the drive as NTFS, you can use the entire 16gb for copying. They should make this more clear in the advertising.
Summary: I purchased 12 of these drives for the office and three have gone belly up in the first three months of use. I sent one back and I'm waiting to here if they will replace it before sending the other two. I also bought a 16GB version which seems to be working fine. The three drives that went bad were being used by three different people on various machines, so I don't believe the users are at fault for the drive failures.