Summary: This item description is very misleading. It is a USB 2.0 flash drive but that is not stated anywhere. The description suggests it is a USB 3 drive. On top of that, when you filter USB drives for 3.0 only, this flash drive will show up in the list. Also, its price is in line with other USB 3.0 drives but not the USB 2.0 drives. I purchased this drive by mistake thinking (being misled to think?) that this is a 3.0 version.
Works like it is supposed to but hard to keep track of
K. Snyder, Amazon
11 June 2014
Summary: The flash drive works great. I like the SanDisk security stuff. But there isn't any easy way to attach this to your key ring. The loop is so small you can only get the smallest of split rings through the opening and then after about a week it pulled out and broke. So now you have to keep track of it which is a pain because it is so small.
Summary: I ordered this because it had the combo. The scan disk and the bracelets to hold. However, they had 10 scan disk and only 5 bracelets. Now I have to buy more bracelets... I passed a offer that I could have gotten both for a lot less cheaper.
Summary: There's no led or anything on these as with most thumb drives, they're just ultra cheap little plastic fobs. For me on this project that's all I needed, but they don't feel like they're made to last. And take heed to the fact that there are 5 straps and 10 drives; I don't care, I don't need straps anyway, but why only half get one???
Love SanDisk but these will not work as bootable flash drive
21 March 2014
Summary: I was making some rescue drives for myself and family member; Kapersky rescue disk and Windows Defender Offline and couldn't get them to work consistently. Did some investigation and found the SanDisk does not recommend these for bootable drives. Oh well....can always use them for portable storage. Always had good luck with SanDisk drives in the past so can't go wrong.
Summary: Something about this device seems to resist easy use in many machines. Plugging it in a USB 3.0 port can hang the machine. It's often telling me it's reporting chkdsk errors. Read write performance CAN be acceptable but is often horribly slow. It's adequate for moving files around but that's it.
Summary: The drives work ok for copying files but if your intention is to use them for Windows Backup or Media Recovery Creation on a new pc be aware that it might not work. Sandisk made these to be Windows 8 certified which forces the drive to added as a local disk instead of a removable disk. They aren't detected in the Media Creation program on my new Windows 8 HP Desktop.
Pros: works ok for saving files
Cons: can't use for backup / recovery media creation