Summary: A year and a half ago I left a poor review about this thing. While I liked the performance and build quality, it died on me in under two months. Patriot responded to my negative review by quickly shipping me a new one.
Pros: Tough, extremely durable, decent performance. Small. Fits on a keychain for portability and security.
Cons: First one died in under two months, but Patriot replaced it and the new one has been stellar.
Summary: Pros: I have the Patriot TAB 16GB and 32GB USB flash drives. I have found although they are USB 3.0, one they have slower write speed that others, reads about the same other 3.0 drives. They will get hot with prolong use, reading or writing.
Summary: Does what I needed it to do. I needed a small drive, preferably metal, to load up with MP3 files and plug into a car stereo and stay put. This one is all that. Its small, sturdy and so far as done what I bought it to do.
So far, pretty good for Live USB 3.0 booting on an HP Chromebook 14 in developer/legacy+usb boot mode
26 November 2014
Summary: This is my first USB3.0 usb "stick". To describe the appearance when inserted, it's really more of a 'nub'. My intention was to see if I could get a fast "Live USB" operating system to boot up and have better performance than with USB 2.0 sticks/USB2 ports. It's been nice.
Summary: I really like the small size of the thumb drive, but it isn't much use if it can't reliably store data. I've initiated a replacement with Patriot as my thumb drive started randomly corrupting files, and eventually became unreadable by my machine–forcing me to reformat it.
Summary: This drive is SLOW. About 2min/GB on my computers. That's about half the speed of my 2-yr old equally cheap USB 3 flash drive and 20% the speed of my WD Passport portable hard drive. This leaves me with plenty of time to write a review while waiting for yesterday's photos to copy.
Summary: I've had none of the issues some of the reviewers here have. I work in an environment managing thousands of computers. This is perfect to throw a bootable image of your companies "baseline" on, and be able to install windows (or your OS of choice) a thousand times faster than using a disk.