Summary: Loved the small size. Plug it in and it installed fine. Drive was empty without all the extra junk programs found on some drives. I transferred 8GB of files from my old HP thumb drive to the Patriot Tab. The Tab drive got pretty hot even though the data was being written at only about 10 mb/s because of the speed of my old drive.
Summary: While this pint-sized USB jump drive has all the form and compact size that one could desire from a 32gb drive, the claimed write speeds of 10mbps is poor at best. Actual write speeds via USB 3.0 were even lower at roughly 6mbps. Simply put, this drive is unusably slow. Read speeds are incredibly fast but are crippled by write speeds 1/20th as fast. If write speeds are no concern, you'll probably love this drive overall.
Summary: This was my first Patriot Memory purchase and eventhough it failed I was still happy with the perfomance of the drive while it lasted. I just hope none of their other flash memory producs have such a short life span.
Pros: This drive performed great for all my uses, I mainly used this drive for file storage. I keep a few diagnostic tools on this device and personal documents for college. It writes quick and is small ebough and sturdy enough that i can put it on my keychain wihtout worry.
Cons: I purchased this drive on 09/25/13 and as of 02/23/14 this drive has failed. Luckily i keep backups of my flshdrives or I would have been very upset at the sudden file loss. This drive is recognized in windows as a drive with 0 bytes of storage. I have tried formatting in Windows, OSX and Linux with different ultilities and they have all failed. I am very dissappointed at the longevity of this flashdrive.
Excerpt: Fantastic read and write speeds - using it for Windows To Go, running Windows 8 entirely from the flash drive. I cant believe I almost settled on a USB 3.0 flash drive from Incredible at almost twice the size and twice the price. Wish it was a tiny bit shorter (its plugged into a Macbook Air) Hopefully some retailers in SA start supplying its bigger brother (internally bigger) the 64 GB Lifestyle Tab too.