Summary: I got a 8 GB PNY USB and the hole was so fragile that was broken and I was lucky to notice it before it got lost. After searching through the internet, I found this 64 RAGE USB. The 64 GB USB was excellent, EXCEPT, the hole on the USB was so small that it was impossible to thread a ring through it so that I could to attach to a lanyard. I had to use two pieces of threads and braid around it. I worked.
Pros: Initially purchased as a fast backup & XFR-tool for large ACAD & project files. Scrap that! So fast that I literally WORK off this drive. Often it outperforms my Latitude E6530’s SATA III HD, which is hampered by End-Point Encryption but nonetheless impressive. Have had it for more than one year with constant usage: Not one problem! Like the non-slip rubberized finish.
Summary: I've owned one of these drives for a long period of time and have been very happy with how it performed and held up to the daily abuse that I put it through as a technician. (I probably shove it in a USB port at least 15 times per day.) I recently ordered two more as I was very pleased with the first one that I bought early last year. However, I was very disappointed as it took 6 tries to get 2 functional drives with a sturdy USB head.
Pros: Capless, USB 3.0, Great Performance & Durability.. It's an excellent choice when you happen to get a good, non-defective drive.
Cons: Bulkier design. It can be hard to have one of these drives and use the USB port right next to the one currently in use. Patriot quality control is lacking lately.
Summary: Works fine for the most part. Just keep everything backed up somewhere else. Only suitable as a file transfer drive, dont try to use this as a backup device!
Pros: Good transfer speeds and high capacity. USB3.0. Solid construction.
Cons: Has lost the filesystem 3 times on me now, forcing me to format it and lose everything on it. I back up frequently, so usually no huge loss, but still not really acceptable. Not as bad as the old corsair survivor's that the controller would suicide and leave the device as a paperweight, but still a nuisance.
Summary: As a constantly moving Network/Helpdesk Admin, I always carry a USB stick with me for those "Hey, I need this program on my computer" moments, which happen multiple times a day. 128GB sticks always seemed to be overkill, but 32GB never held what I needed, so 64GB has always been my sweet spot. Finding a stick that fits in my pocket and reliable has always been difficult, let alone one that is capable of USB 3.0. This stick shines like no other.
Pros: Portable USB 3.0 64GB stick with fast read/write times.