Summary: Kingston should recall all of these drives. Some are good and some or bad. Don`t take a chance you will receive a good drive. Shop other drives. Had I read the reviews on this drive I would not have purchased.
Cons: A turtle is faster than this USB drive. it took one (1) hour and 20 minutes to load 10.1 Gig of date. I have a 2nd Kingston 16gb USB 2.0 and it will load the data in about 15 minutes. This drive is defective.
Pros: Cheap for what it is, decent size for storing files, transferring files and is also small, which I find as a pro, as it doesn't take up a bunch of room or feel bulky.
Cons: Obviously due to its price, it feels cheap. The metal piece can easily come off. The write speeds are slow. If you are an impatient person I'd recommend another product either by Kingston or another company as the write speeds slow down after the first few seconds. I've found the average write speed to be about 1-2MB/s where as most USB 2.0's I've had transfer around the 10-15MB/s which disappointed me.
Summary: I bought this a year or two ago, I use it periodically for college work, and miscellaneous stuff like transferring video games from device to device. After atleast two consecutive years of use, it is still trucking. Great deal for the money.
Summary: This flash drive is pretty good. The only issue I have with this flash drive is the difficulty to get the little guy to open and close. Mostly the closing part. It makes me worried that I might one day break it. The other issue I have with it is that the usb end is exposed to possible dust; hopefully that's not too big of an issue.