Summary: I took a chance, hoping that I would get a hardware write models \\ since others stated this is what they got. Well, as of June 2014, I did NOT get the write protect, what a rip! Not sure if it is even worth fighting to get an RMA and return something that costs less than $20, BEST BET IS TO WARN OTEHRS THAT THIS IS NOT AS DESCRIBED!!! AVOID - RUN AWAY - FLEE - PURCHASE FROM ANOTHER VENDOR - NO HADWARE WRITE PROTECT!!!
Summary: I was looking for a solution to how to move photos off my phone (a Galaxy S4) and save them to a hard drive. I had tried using a cloud service and didn't really like the result. This solution is direct, the S4 recognizes the USB flash drive as soon as it is connected, copying the files is very easy with the apps supplied by Samsung(no additional software to install), and transferring to the computer is a simple drag and drop operation.
Summary: Imation is my preference whenever available for just a little more than competitors. The swivel cover also serves as a great handle for sliding the flash drive into its slot. 64GB is tremendous capacity for photos and other memory hogging items.