Summary: I picked this up for $17 on sale to check out a USB3 thumb drive. It comes with a fat32 format which is universal, but not useful for my purposes. I reformatted to a Linux file format, so I could try 10gig plus transfers, and all seems fine except that speed really drops off after a few seconds. It is large and that may give issues if adjacent ports are taken up by some larger USB wifi or mouse receiver sticks.
Pros: Price on sale., Warranty of 5 years., Faster than USB2
Cons: Write speed fast at first, then slows. See below.
Summary: Obviously, because of the large size, it tends to get a little cozy if you have anything plugged into a USB port next to it (especially if we are talking about a laptop or a computer where the ports are really really close together. This is mostly an issue side to side and not on top of one another.
Pros: Very nice and durable/rugged exterior that feels decently well made. The soft touch plastic on the outside gives a nice feel to the case. Obviously it’s big and it’s fast. It seems to be on par with the size of other drives of this capacity. The slider is convenient as there isn't a cap to lose.
Cons: The catch/clasp that holds the drive open or closed is pitiful. The drive usually stays about half way slid out in my pocket. You can’t hold on to the side of the drive to plug it into the port as said clasp won’t hold the drive open well enough for that.
Pros: Tons of room! It's a slider, so it does shrink **a little** for your pocket or bag. Feels pretty solid. You can easily install Windows To Go (if you're rolling with Windows 8 Enterprise) to have a solid OS walking around in your pocket for troubleshooting. Read and write speeds are about par for the course (actual benchmarks below). Blue transfer light isn't annoyingly bright like with some devices.
Cons: Wider than I'd like and may interfere with nearby ports, depending on what kind of ports those are. Not sure if it's possible, but I'd prefer a longer, skinnier stick than a shorter, wider stick. Comes formatted FAT32. Good for easy removal without ejecting, but FAT32 limits you to a max of 4GB "per file" size limit. If you're using this guy, my guess is you may need individual files (full image backups, videos) that exceed 4GB. If that's so, it's easy enough to refor...
Summary: Drives capacity as formatted exFAT 123,590,148,096 over 4 billion bytes short of 128 billion
Pros: Got the device and simple basic packaging that took minimal effort to open so that is better than many out there. Nice looking and smaller size than I expected considering the size of the 64GB GT drive. Like the slider aspect of drive as it puts the plug back inside a protective housing that reduces chances of it getting damaged where with cap type always risk of losing cap and the plug sticking out where it can get smashed or bent or worse broken off. Ideal size for ...
Cons: Not quite the full capacity as advertised with exFAT formatting
Summary: Arrived rather quickly in the mail. So far I have used this drive for data transfer as well as a boot drive. In both aspects it is exceptionally faster than a usb 2.0 drive, and well worth the money. I mainly bought this corsair for the brand name as well as value, and so far the drives been working great!