fast as lightning, worth it if you can still find one
Matthew T., Amazon
7 June 2014
Summary: Had one of these in 16GB size for years, managed to find this 32GB still new in box and jumped on it. The 32GB size is in itself nothing special. What is special about this drive aside from it being USB 3.0 is the fact that Lexar used SLC flash chips in the Triton series. Most other USB flash drives offered today use MLC or TLC flash chips, which allow higher capacities but are slower and wear out sooner than SLC chips do.
Summary: I am happy with this flash drive. It has so much capacity that it's really more than I need. I have found that flash drives are somewhat slow when you load them up with thousands of wordprocessing files. But this is a good flash drive, and if you have very large files, it's probably a good way to go. It works fine for me, and it has the look and feel of quality. The retractable plug on the end means you do not have to worry about losing a cap.
Summary: I bought this drive to copy a factory recovery partition onto. It's bootable, works on Windows 8.1, allows me to remove the recovery partition and gain 27gb of usable space on my SSD. Came with some sort of software on it, didn't use it.
Summary: This thing is fast and reliable, and seems to be holding up quite well over time. The plastic top portion (the black part) does pick up scratches, but after a while, they stop bothering you. I know I haven't yet run out of storage space on this thumb drive, which is great because I work with a lot of music and video. Highly recommended.
Summary: i wish i had bought this in a larger size. its definitely the fastest usb stick ive had, even though ive bought newer models since. i end up using this as my main stick for work, normally transferring 4-5 gigs at a time (folders of 2 to 50mb files), and it flies. of course, its much more expensive.... its also very heavy, due to the higher grade materials used.
Summary: I just bought a new MacBook Air (OS X 10.8.5). This model is advertised on the Lexar website as Apple-compatible but it does not work with my new machine. I reformatted it to the newest Mac-compatible format (exFAT), tried either of the USB drives, tried the Disk Utility, and so on... nothing. Thanks to false advertising - "Windows/Mac compatible" - I just wasted an hour trying various ways of making it work when apparently there is nothing that can be done.
Summary: I bought this as a fast way to transfer files between many computers. This is the perfect drive for that because not only does it have fast reads (like many USB 3.0 drives), it also has very fast writes. A USB drive with fast writes is a rare find. When writing large files I top out at the advertised speed: 150 MB/s, that's 1.2 gigabit/second! Reads are equally fast. It only takes a few minutes to transfer 5-10 GB files between computers.
Failed in a year and a half, but looks nice even when not functioning RMA in progress
10 October 2013
Summary: Drive failed after a year and a half. It wasn't ever used a lot, I picked it up to copy some files and when I plugged it in it was only showing 29MB of space available. I formatted it and nothing changed. The formatting tool was only showing 27MB of space on it. I am in the proces of RMAing it, we will see how that process goes. It is already irritating that I have to pay to ship it back.