Summary: The encryption software that comes on the drive is slow on large files, and you have to install part of it on your computer. To remove the drive by ejecting it first, you first have to stop the software or you will be getting warnings that the drive is in use. So I just removed it, and will use third party one. The second software is ads, so don't install it.
Pros: Very large space (119 actual gigabytes). I always wanted to own one. Now I do. :)
Cons: Very slow. Even after formatting for NTFS, I get steady average of 8Mb/s. It starts with 130 but then quickly falls.
Pros: It's a solid piece of equipment. Meaning it does what it should.
Cons: The latch to hold the connector out is very weak. I don't know if it was just a fluke for mine, but after 2 or 3 inserts, I had to hold the connection slider every time I put it in whereas other USB drives that I had click into place and I'm able to push it in with one hand (not so with this one).
Pros: construction is more sturdy than the two other SanDisk I own, had the same capacity as before even after it was formatted NTFS, holds a lot, good price
Cons: SLOW! to write, slow to read, and therefore slow to mount. It took two and a half hours to fill it using a USB 2.0 port (to be fair, it was lots of tiny files ... the most demanding of any kind for any drive).
Summary: -Very slow, for a few seconds the write speed will be about 8 MB/s, then 6 MB/s, then it goes down to and stays at about 3.5 MB/s. My old drive averages 10-12 MB/s, fast considering its' age and that's still pretty good for USB 2.0. When I first moved files to this I was like "wow why is it taking so long?
Pros: -Reliable, haven't had a problem with that aspect yet
Cons: -Feels really cheap. My old drive has a "solid" feel to it
Summary: Tried to rate this before but it didn't go thru. The drive was delivered quickly & works fine on my computer, However, I bought it to display my 24,000 photos on my 2012 GT-50 Panasonic viera smart? tv. For unknown reasons there are entire blocks of hundreds of pictures scattered randomly on this drive that the tv simply says it cannot read, even though they are all the same in terms of specs.