Summary: You're better off burning data to a blank DVD. The disc may hold half as much, but you can write 1.13 GB to it at 8x speed in under 2 minutes. And you can grab the data off the disc in like 30 seconds. Not to mention the cost of a single DVD-R works out to 25 cents. ..
Pros: I bought this as a no-frills simple USB drive from a trusted brand. My only real requirement was that it be capless. Caps suck. It works. Hasn't died yet. Good right? Sort of. Read my cons below.
Cons: It's SLOW. Too slow to just call slow. I had to test it for you. Here are my empirical findings... Test Platform: High-end desktop with Intel 520 SSD as source/destination drive (no bottleneck here) [I didn't rely on Windows speed calculation, which is abysmal. I took the elapsed time on a stopwa...
Summary: I would not get this flash drive again. I got it to install Windows 7 without having to buy a DVD drive and it worked perfectly for that. It was only a couple dollars more than a 4 gig and I thought it would stay on my key chain for longer than a week.
Pros: 8 Gigs of USB Flash Memory for a very reasonable price.
Cons: Slow, but I knew that. I put this on my key chain and the retractable USB always comes undone in my pocket. The other day I was just trying to close it and the cheap plastic that kept it attached to my key chain broke very easily. Good thing I'm not toting the thing around everywhere on my keys a...
Summary: How this rates at 4 eggs is almost comical - clearly most people don't care about performance. I do. On a positive note, it does read at 16.8 MByte/sec.
Pros: Received as a freebie. Nice design, can put on a key chain (where it should stay). Faster than a Class 2 device!
Cons: Unbelievably slow. First time I used it, it took over 10 minutes to write a 10 Gb file. Formatted (full) exFAT, tested with H2testw, and found that it was 3.41 MByte/sec. Took 4:52 minutes to run a 1GByte test.
Summary: Would not recommend this product. Have other Kingston Flash Drives that are my favorites. Will never get this style ever again.
Pros: Kingston is a good brand. It works fine under certain conditions explained in the CON Tag. Price good
Cons: Sometimes bigger is not better. Once the cover is slid open to expose the male usb connetor the plastic edges on the side are too thick and it does not fit into either of the front ports on both of my 2 desktop computers. Because of that issue it will not make a complete connection and is unusabl...
Summary: LED light is extremely dim; you'll have to cover it with your hand to see if the drive is active.
Pros: Device has the amount of space indicated and has a decent transfer rate using USB 2.0
Cons: The slide mech of the drive doesn't actually lock. When you extend the connector you can feel/hear a click, but any pressure on the connector and it pops right back in. I've got a few Sandisk drives with the same concept that don't slide in until you press the slider.
Summary: Seems to be a fine drive other than the broken keychain loop. If you don't plan to put it on a keychain, I'd say it's a great buy, 5 stars. But, to me anyway, the main feature of a thumb drive is to carry it on my keychain wherever I go, and this drive is useless for that.
Pros: Good size, holds tons of data, slide cover means no cap to lose.
Cons: After just a few weeks, the loop that attaches it to my keychain broke. So now I have a nearly useless thumb drive - if I can't keep it on my keychain and carry it around, I'll either lose it, or it'll stay on my desk with my computer. I'm pretty upset that I paid $50 for a thumb drive from a qua...