Summary: I bought these to put my music on. Windows media player would not recognize them. This is unusual because all the other USB drives I have used have always been recognized. I had to do a drag and drop from Windows Explorer.....very inconvenient for editing which songs/albums to transfer.
Summary: -USB 2.0 speeds are not the greatest, but this device is not really for it. When using it, to get the max speeds out of it, use it with a USB 3.0 port on your computer.
Pros: To start off my review, I must say I am impressed at how much storage can now be put in a device as small as your thumb. I received this from Newegg a week or so ago and have been doing various testing modules with this device. Here are the best pros I can come up with for this device:
Cons: For the cons, there are not any of them that I deem necessary to take too many eggs away from this product, but here are a list of them in-case you wanted to know:
Summary: The other complaint I have is that it doesn’t fit comfortable on my keys. It does come with a hole on the end for a keychain, but...the drive doesn’t really “lay flat” against the keychain. It’s not a major problem, but it would've been nice if there was something that would give it a wider range of motion on my keys.
Pros: I don't even know how to start with how much I’m impressed by this drive. Side by side with my 16GB USB 3.0, this drive is only slightly larger (in thickness and length). It fits comfortably in my pocket, and I often find myself playing with the sliding mechanism to get to the drive (it’s a little springy!).
Cons: As much as I enjoy the sliding mechanism to actually plug in the drive, it worries me. I feel like that is the weakest portion of the drive, and that the mechanism could break with heavy use. I suppose time will tell.
Pros: Ultra small. Great for restricted areas, where you don't want the drive sticking out to catch on things, or it needs to be inconspicuous.
Cons: Lanyard attachment point may be a bit weak for use as a flash drive you might keep on your keychain. Provided lanyard is very difficult to thread through the small hole provided on the flash drive itself. It can be done, but it takes work to get it. Quite slow writing, fair speed reading. You wouldn't want to use it much for transfering mega files unless you weren't in a hurry.
Summary: I took one star away for one simple reason (a reason not exclusive to SanDisk flash drives). Why is it that flash-drive makers automatically format them for FAT32? Ever since Windows 2000, NTFS file systems have ruled the roost. Normally, I format new flash drives anyway to remove unwanted software - since all I want in a flash drive is a storage medium, nothing more. But that's when I discovered it was formated for FAT32.
Summary: Have only had it for a week or so, but so far it works as expected ... and even a little better. Leaving it formatted as exFAT, it has been faster than my SanDisk Cruzer Sync 16GB (and I had tried formatting the 16gb with both FAT and NTFS). I didn't find the SecureAccess or other bundled software helpful (SecureAccess requires you to move/unencrypt files to edit them).