Summary: Great flash drive, seems to live up to its expectations so far. The plastic "swtich" is a little flimsy and I don't know if it will last, however when it breaks I hope Sandisk will replace it.
Summary: This is a pretty drive, and may work well, but the body of it is too bulky. It will not fit into the space that my laptop provides between usb ports. It will likely be more useable on my desktop, but since it was meant to transfer data between the two machines, having it not fit one of them doesn't work for me. I've use other flip & slide drives, and not had this problem. I appreciate the style, but just cannot use it.
Summary: I don't use a flash drive for mass moving of data. I DID buy it hoping I could use it as a backup for an operating system (my needs are small). When transferring data, pictures especially, I don't get near the download speed all the guru's are talking about, so I'm a bit disappointed in that. I WILL say that it could be my computer that is limiting the speed of this flash drive, but I'm not that well versed in computer stuff to be able to say for sure.
Summary: I've had this about 8 months. It is good and fast. It is bigger than most usb sticks, but I knew that when I bought it. Only complaint is that extending usb port is slightly bent now, probably from being bumped whilst plugged in. But it is seriously SERIOUSLY fast - I haven't benchmarked exactly but I've seen it easily 100-200MB/s when transferring in windows (only when transferring from fast hard drives and when plugged into USB 3.0 port).
Fast, Solid (now, if only it was a simple cap design)
Tom Suarez "Cattigara", Amazon
13 October 2014
Summary: Pros: FAST... the first supposedly super-fast flash drive I've bought that seems to deserve the praise. Solidly built. Can get pretty warm, but not worrisomely hot as some do. Cons: the password protection was disappointing in that it doesn't password protect the drive itself, as typically happens with external hard drives, but simply encrypts the individual files. Neutral: I hate these cap-less designs. Protects everything except what's important (the inside contacts!).
because it's easily moved out but very difficult to move back in ...
9 October 2014
Summary: The black plastic slide case is really frustrating, because it's easily moved out but very difficult to move back in the blue port. The data transfer speed vary by devices and operating systems, but other than the slide case, the flash drive is very good.
Summary: I use these for clients (as a photographer), I sand off the green sanDisk logo that comes with it using fine sandpaper, and then paint over it. Works well enough. Would prefer without the logo but it's fixable and is a good price for bamboo usb's of good quality. Could see someone using a sticker logo over it as well.
Cool magnet top, but aesthetically not as good as the photos.
1 October 2014
Summary: I like the magnet top. Aesthetically the wood on the top does not (at all) line up with the wood on the bottom such as in the photo. The cap and the stick itself appear to be made completely separately all be it both of bamboo.