Summary: I own the non refurb version of this too, and it has held up for me for over a year of abuse. I accidentally washed it, its still going. It has been dropped, abandoned, left in the car in -25C weather etc. Good little drive, does what it should.
Summary: I use this flash drive for replacing and external hard drive, it's more practical and faster. With a 32 GB capacity, it's ideal for my needs. It is very well built with a soft casing to protect it from shocks. I like the speed too with USB 3.0 compatibility it's ready to use with the next generation of computer. When bought in sale it's a very good deal, even at full price it's an excellent buy.
Summary: When doing research for the drive I found that many people faced issues with the drive. In particular the PCB board would become damaged inside because the drive lacks any material to prevent the drive from bending. Or the USB head would bend so much that the connection would fail. Either way if used gently the drive should last for a long time.
Pros: So far everything is running Fine. Speeds are consistent and slightly above advertised. 32GB of storage is fantastic to have!
Cons: The only problem I have is the cap and ring loop are both 100% rubber, by that I mean there is no plastic or metal skeleton. So they need to be used gently.