21-25MB/s transfer speeds; you get what you pay for.
20 August 2014
Summary: I am OK with this flashdrive. I have 2 1.5TB usb 3.0 HDDs and they give me at least 50MB/s when transferring large amounts of data, so I am disappointed w/ this flash drive, but since I paid only $25, I understand that I got what I paid for. Untrue claims about speeds. The look - It does not stand out from the crowd. It's actually made of cheap plastic. But for the price, it's a fine purchase. I wish the red one was available in usb 3.0 but sadly it is not.
I bought the Blaze hoping I would be pleased with the transfer speeds, and so far I am.
M.D. "M.D.", Amazon
18 August 2014
Summary: I'll admit that I have a sweet spot for SP products, at least the thumb drives and external memory. I love the support policy of this company, most products they make are sexy and engineered well ( this stick is no exception ) and I was pleased the Read/Write speeds were included with the specs.
Summary: The diamond pattern texture feels real nice in hand. I've just gotten the flash drive so I can't say how tough it is just yet/how easy it will break. I am expecting some pretty high quality material from "silicon power" For all those wondering, there is a little hole on it to attach it to a ring/keychain. its about the size of those black squares on the flash drive and it's located on the curved cover.
Stopped Working when I Tried to use it as a Recovery Disk. I have to destroy it.
Paul McAfee "PaulMcAfee", Amazon
14 August 2014
Summary: It worked until I tried to use it for a Recovery Set disk for my laptop. Then it became unusable. It will not mount as a disk anymore. I've tried rebooting, and running diagnostics on it. I have to burn it because I had important data on it. I don't recommend this.
Summary: For some reason (I didn't bother to troubleshoot), the drive wasn't working in my laptop under Windows 7. I was rebuilding the machine anyway, and tried again with Windows 8.1. No problems. I have no idea why it didn't initially work, or if rebuilding the machine was really the fix. It could be a driver issue, or maybe I was doing something wrong.
Summary: This is a fast USB 3 flash drive. Even though the packaging does not say it works with Macs, I've used two of this successfully on my Macs running Mavericks. The drive does get S-U-P-E-R hot after copying files for more than 10 minutes!! Really hot. I've never experienced this with another flash drive. Maybe it's the metallic cover. Also, the drive comes formatted as FAT32. This is bad for Mac users because FAT32 limits single file size to 2GB only!
Summary: Don't let the price fool you, it's not some cheap piece of cr*p. I had this Flash Drive for over a month and I would not hesitate to get another one. While it's not as fast as my SanDisk Flash Drive (which it's not suppose to be) it was $10 cheaper and twice the storage of my SanDisk, making it a great deal for your buck. Right now I'm have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it and I'm running it through a USB 2.0 port.
Summary: For those who just want the short version: This flash drive is very fast and lives up to its advertised read/write speeds. The swiveling cover is very nice and the drive is aesthetically pleasing. The only downside that I have found so far is that the drive can get fairly hot when copying a large amount of files at once. Worth the price? Yes. Recommended? Definitely.
Summary: For the price, this is one of the faster USB 3.0 Flash drives you can buy. I was getting between 40-70 MB write speed (I am not too concerned with the read speed, but it was double that). I recommend formatting this flash drive to exFAT (I used the default "Allocation Unit Size" on Windows). exFAT is lightweight, specifically made for flash drives, and faster than NTFS. The flash drive itself is very well made and doesn't feel "cheap".