Stopped working on my Mac after I plugged it into a Windows computer (even without formatting)
27 November 2013
Summary: I really like the design of this thing and have received many compliments on it. However, it started acting after I used it in a Windows computer a couple of times (without re-formatting or otherwise doing anything like that). Now, when I plug it into my Mac, it won't recognize it anymore. I had to use my husband's Windows computer to move the files to another flash drive. Before that, I was very pleased with everything.
Summary: I have been using it for all this time. I have no issue with it. It is a very good product, fast and fits to my needs. Update 12/28/13: I changed my rating from previous 5 stars to 2 stars. After 8 months of moderate using, the USB flash drive suddenly stopped working. Format did no good. Fortunately I had kept a backup copy for all data. Amazon provided the best customer services ever. Without any questions asked Amazon refunded the purchase in full.
Summary: There weren't many negative reviews about this drive when I got it, but I saw sad stories for most 32-64 GB flash drive models. I wanted this one and my chances didn't look too bad. The first one worked for 1/2 a day before I started getting error messages and suggestions to format the drive. 3 computers each produced a similar result and 1 didn't recognize it at all. I attempted reformatting it when all-else failed.
Summary: It looks tough and durable but it isn't. The top part where it attaches to the key chain snapped off--then it managed to fall out of my pocket. My entire hard drive is backed up on it and now anyone who finds it has all of my stuff. I am not happy AT ALL. Note that I am left with a perfectly good key chain which is not damaged at all--which means it is the actual flash-drive that broke not the chain. Note that the flash drive itself worked fine.
Summary: It seems to be a reliable flash drive. Data is safe. I use it for my car stereo and it handles heat in the 110's F in Phoenix (who knows how much hotter it is in the car while I'm at work?). I've only had it about two months but it seems reliable with my data and I like that it's a portable slide out with a little decoration...even the little chain could be useful I suppose.
Summary: I rated this a five star, because as far as zip/flash storage goes, this has everything I'm looking for. 1. Lots of storage 2. Compact size 3. A chain connected to it, so I can strap it to things and won't lose it 4. Low cost It has a sliding mechanism inside it, to make the plug come out whenever you want to attach it. It's something I've never seen before with USB devices. Another good thing is that the casing feels like it's build to last.
Summary: I was so excited when I ordered this because I loved the amber color and it was so small and stylish, and 16gb big! However, when it arrived it turned out to be more of a sickly greenish yellow color. I actually did carry it on my keychain, but it only lasted around 4 months before locking up. It still showed up on the computer when plugged in, but no data could be moved onto or off of it.