Summary: I had a problem when I plug this key on my computer: my wireless mouse does not work ! I have to plugin it with a wire. But I'm quite sure it's not related to the USB key, but the USB 3 hardware implementation (my motherboard was one of the first to support USB 3).
Pros: A good USB 3 key, which do his job quite well. One of the few which really use USB 3 to provide high transfer rate.
Cons: Well, it's ugly are much more cumbersome than I expected.
Summary: This thing is fast under USB 2.0 but my results seem to be slightly less than the rest of the class. 25MB/s write with Optimized for Quick Removal turned off in Disk Manager. This is still the fastest flash drive I've personally used and didn't cost an arm and a leg buying it on sale.
Pros: Fast. Fast. Fast.
Cons: No place to stick a lanyard. Slightly bulkier than a typical flash drive. The dongle for USB 3.0 to double USB 2.0 makes it a little bulikier and means something else to carry. It does get warm as others have noted.
Summary: They get "warm" with intense use (HDtune testing, formating, large transfers, etc), not "extremely hot". In the same rant the user decries the slow access time, but in KB/sec, so I don't know what either statement means.
Pros: Finally a thumb drive with the speed (as a USB3 drive) to allow moving large files between machines. R/W speeds are what Kingston advertises in both a USB3 and USB2 port. I bought three and have used them in four different machines, all is well in each of them.
Cons: I paid as much for one drive as I did for my recent Intel 1155 motherboard! They are about 1/8 inch thicker (but the same length) as my many Corsair Voyager drives, this will create a problem for closely spaced USB port connectors on most laptops.
Summary: Bought two of these and haven't had much issue with them so far. There was a compatibility issue with one mobo, but it turned out to be a BIOS problem that the mobo manufacturere fixed. Bought four PQI U338s earlier, and two have died.
Pros: Reliable. They work consistently in all my USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.
Cons: Like other USB 3.0 flash drives, these run hot. They're fat, but not HUGE like others claim. Nothing I can't live with.
Summary: I am talking with Support about the extreme heat and poor random access times, hopefully they will get back to me sooner rather then later! Check Blog.EMPulseGaming.com for a review with more statistics, replies from Kingston, and more in the next week or so!
Pros: Read/Write Speed on USB v2.0 the FASTEST I have personally seen! real world with TeraCopy was 34-36MB Read and 27-29MB Write! Do not have USB v3.0 to test with sadly!
Cons: Drive gets EXTREMELY HOT!!!, Read/Write RANDOM Access times SUCK compared to almost all the other USB/Card Flash Media drives/devices I have! In some cases as much as 10000kb/s, Had to fight to get ReadyBoost to pass it! Comes formatted as FAT32 for compatibility! Not really NewEgg's fault, but e...
Excerpt: В принципе доволен, только размер ее немного не устраивает. А по технич. характеристикам - претензий нет! Все устраивает! Если бы была поменьше - было бы совсем хорошо! Использую с марта 11 года.
Pros: Все достоинства USB 3.0! Быстрая, не глючная! Красивый корпус.
Cons: Довольно большая (7 см. с небольшим в длину, и примерно 2 см. в ширину)!!! Как переносную флешку - не очень удобно использовать! Если все соседние USB порты заняты - есть вероятность, что у кого-нить она может уже и не влезть. Сильно греется! Через год с небольшим начала глючить - не включается и...