Summary: I do computer work for my friends/family and do not like using flash drives that do not have a physical read/write switch. All of the "fancy" ones that use software protection are not worth their money. There are not many vendors that make flash drives that have a physical read/write switch. Very glad to have found this make/model. Unit arrived based on the shipping method I choose and I have been using it to fix Windows, MAC and Linux pc without issues. Great product.
I'm not worried about my thumbdrive being infected, I'm worred about the computers it may get plugged into.
Matthew Carey, Amazon
18 February 2014
Summary: It has a write protect switch. Which means I don't have to worry about it getting something funny from other peoples dirty, nasty computers. I use the drive for utilities and other stuff to diagnose or fix systems that may or may not be infected.
Summary: This one is a very good device. It is fast. The write protection switch is very ergonomic. It helps in a lot of situation, specially when you want to use this device instead of CD or DVD disk.
Summary: OK, I am a dummy, but in case anyone else might trip over this, here you go. This is listed as a Flashblu 2 4G drive. I wondered why somebody was sloppy and put the extra space in, but that wasn't it at all. The box is clearer as it labels it as a Flashblu II 4G drive, which is much clearer. I think Amazon should do likewise. The drive itself is very nice, and the write protect switch is what it is all about.
Summary: If you need a locking USB key this is one of the last ones out there available today. The quality leaves something to be desired, though. On mine the casing slides and can move the lock switch when I remove the cap. Very annoying.
Summary: These flash drives are just about the only ones that can be physically write-protected against any kind of on-line attack. Most people won't spend the premium these drives command, but the techies who have to dive into the pirahna-infested part of the internet in the course of their business will find that the extra money buys very inexpensive insurance.
Don't let your techs use a USB drive that doesn't have a write-protect switch.
29 November 2013
Summary: Approximately a year ago I was called in to clean up an infection that another vendor had accidentally exposed them to through a USB Flash drive. While I took a bow for cleaning it up, the next thing I did was do a thorough search to see if there was such as thing as a USB with a write-protect switch because I could have just as easily caused a problem like this. After a thorough search, I found that the Kanguru was the only "real" product with a write-protect switch.