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: 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.
IT_Architect "IT_Architect", Amazon
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.
Summary: Bought for the read only switch, I won't buy thumb drives anymore if they don't have read/write switches. Been using this thing for 2 years now, more than one thumb drive actually, and I have no complaints. It works on everything and the switch is still working. The writing has all worn off from it but it doesn't matter. Little light on the back lights up on transfers and it seems to be made out of durable steel or aluminum or something.