Summary: I don't know what Sony did when they produced these flash drives but this is far and away my fastest USB 2 flash drive. It is also my 3rd and 4th ones from Sony. I have used just about every other brand yet this can install Linux quicker than all of the others. Further, it is even fast compared to some of my USB 3 flash drives. That is specifically why I purchased these drives. They are quite simply durable and fast. Love the green light.
Summary: So far, I have had no problems with thees drives. I knew right off the bat that they would not hold up to the kind of use I put my personal drives through, but for mailing large files out, they're perfect.
Summary: I just got the flash drive today and after opening the package and holding the drive in my hand i was surprised to see that it is made out of plastic and not metal like the Kingston Digital DataTraveler SE9. This device looks cool and works, but it's just not the build quality that I expected from Sony or for 8 dollars for that matter. We'll see how long it lasts in my backpack, if it fails its not a big deal since I use a Sony 32GB sd card for backups anyway.
Summary: It is a 2.0 USB drive, something I didn't see in the specs. THat was not a deal breaker for me. The device is impossibly small and works fine. Has a LED that flashes when device is plugged in and when writing.
The previous USB I had was a pretty regular sized USB
3 March 2015
Summary: This is a very slim product, I'm able to keep it in my pocket without even noticing it's there. The previous USB I had was a pretty regular sized USB, but it always felt inconvenient to throw it in my pocket when I didn't know if I needed it where I was going. This USB is so slim that I don't noticed it at all, so I bring it everywhere with me without thinking about it twice.