Summary: Bought this at CircuitCity.com. Very pleased with its performance for the first two months. Then it died suddenly - all my information was gone. It would not even re-format. I truly liked everything about it until then. Speed, the cap and "shock-proofing" were just what I was looking for, but all of a sudden, it doesn't work. I suppose I will settle for one of the more reliable name brands for a replacement.
Summary: I recieved my unit defective. When plugged in a usb 2.0, it works flawlessly, but when i plug it into a usb 3.0, BOOM!! It transfers like 5% of the data i want, then it disconnects, i unplug it, and plug it back into the usb 3.0, it works for like 5% of the transfer, then cuts out.
Summary: If this functions at all like a USB 3.0 device, it's not as straight-forward as advertised. I know my computer (running Windows 7) is set up adequately, because I've gotten blazing speeds from a USB 3.0 external hard drive in the past, but this thing will only copy files at pedestrian speeds. No faster or slower than the USB 2.0 stick that I had been using and intending to replace. Don't waste your money if copy speed is important to you.
Summary: We bought this to use as a OS last-ditch back up and the remainder for simple sneaker-net file transfer. All tolled, we used it a total of 20 times, after the acronis OS backup. 45 days, dead, not recognised by any system (7 total, 3 OS, return window closed 14APR12). I hate 1 star reviews, and know people will likely ignore it, but hard to find anything nice to say about a product that you specifically bought to be indestructible and fails having never left the house or...
Summary: It's great at first, but after a few months, it will just stop working. I have had two of these. Same problem with both. It's a hassle. You not only loose your data, but it's not there when you need it. There seems to be several user reviews complaining about this very same thing. Too bad because it's nice and feel substantial. But don't bother buying it.
Summary: It worked very well for the first few times I used it, but it is now toast and only a few months old. It "looks" like it's built to withstand shocks with its impressive looking rubber case but I think it's more for show because as others have said it easily flexes which I assume has killed it.
Not as durable as expected...changed buying behavior for stick drives
Harrison Hall, Amazon
24 March 2012
Summary: When I got the drive and felt how soft and grippy the silicon skin is I was hopeful that it would protect it from impacts and other mishaps. Upon plugging it in I was shocked at how difficult it was to stay powered by the USB port, I had to torque it and support it in order for the power light to flash.