Summary: The drive grew hot as well, more than it ought to for the kind of performance we are talking here. After a few reboots the USB slots simply stopped working despite several attempts at kicking the tire around in device manager and ended up having to do a system restore to (luckily I had one) the day before I began using it.
Pros: You get a free lanyard.
Cons: I went through two of these devices so I was certain I didn't receive a dud, but I'd find myself rebooting the machine at random as any USB port I'd stuck the drive into would suddenly cease working.
Pros: Three of the more popular **high performance** USB 3.0 flash drives are: the Kingston HyperX, the Lexar Triton, and the SanDisk Extreme. I ordered one 64 GiG version of each to benchmark (all formatted NTFS). Analyzing with CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD benchmark software, there was no single outright winner in all categories.
Cons: Might interfere with your other USB devices if they are very close to each other and that your other USB device is a little bit big. But, I do not think that will deserve an egg off. Just a note.