Pros: This thing is amazing for it's physical size alone. A little shorter than a match stick, it fits perfectly on a key ring without being obtrusive or getting in the way of other items on your key ring. It's length & width is such that basically it looks & feels like a short key. Perfect for what I wanted, hangs on my key ring, in my pocket, & where ever I may need a flash drive on the fly. Great form factor, casing is made of aluminum, not plastic. Has great aesthetics,...
Pros: Fast read and write speeds. Sandisk says read up to 190 MB/s and Write about 150 MB/s. I have not timed it but I can copy a 1 GB file to it in less than 2 min on my laptop USB 2.0 port. On desktop 3.0 port it is even faster. Twice as fast as Sandisk Ultra 3.0. I run Firefox Nightlies from one and they aren't any slower than from the hard drive.
Cons: Light weight plastic case. I wish the would put it in a case like the old Sandisk Titanium.
SanDisk Cruzer Switch SDCZ52-016G-B35 16 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Bla
30 December 2013
Summary: SAN DISK is a very reliable manufacturer. I have purchased a number of flash drives by this company and have never had any issues. I have reformatted the flash drive many times as I use it to transfer data files as needed and not for long term storage. However, I have used other SanDisk drives for long term (6 years) data storage and the files are just as clean as the day they were created.
Pros: The simplicity, durability and security, The entire outer shell is chromed metal. Finally a USB that doesn't feel like a plastic toy that will break the next time it gets bumped around. There is no retract or flip mechanism to have to mess with. that extends on its own when its on my key chain exposing the contacts just waiting to get messed up. This design is just what I've been looking for. It feels like a serious piece of hardware. The logos are even etched onto th...
Cons: As with most USB flash drives its not super fast. Its adequate for what I use it for though.