Summary: I mainly bought this to transfer music from pc to laptop and play music in my car stereo. If there's one thing I hate doing, it's waiting for files to transfer, especially large files like lossless music files.
Pros: Pay for what you get. ~100 MB/s transfer speed of .wav files!!! Backwards compatible with usb 2.0.
Cons: Casing has a cheap feel to it and it get's pretty warm when plugged into my computer. I actually thought it looked similar to carbon fiber from the picture, but it's not. Wish it had the slide out style instead of having a cap. I only tested with .wavs and not large HD movies....sorry didn't have...
Pros: This USB 3.0 flash drive lives up to its rated speeds. It's especially useful if you want to install an operating system via USB. Keep in mind that if you don't use a USB 3.0 port on your computer it won't run at full speed; however, it will still be faster than your average flash drive.
Cons: 8 GB for $16 means you are paying for the speed of the flash drive and not the capacity. In my opinion, the speed is worth the extra price even if you can get 16 GB for the same price.
Summary: Small form factor. No brainer use. Holds a lot information, I stored 15 HD quality movies on it with no problems. Only thing is I don't get it why manufacturers put their own crap on it that you don't know what do with it - i.e. if I delete will the world end?