Summary: I still have this product, even seven years after purchase, and it's still functional. A decent product even though newer & higher-end products have since been released into the market.
Pros: A good option for a portable storage-unit in a compact-size.
Cons: Slower data-transfer-rate than other models of thumb-drives and the cap has no way to remain attached to the USB-drive whilst it's in use (thus it has a risk of getting lost if you're not well-organised).
Cons: Encrytion software is not robust. I could only get the Flash drives to encrypt a couple small files. I was planning on using it to store/transport 6GB of encrypted data, but the software freezes without fail when encryting that much data. Do not buy this for its encrytion abilities.
Summary: Biggest complaint is the advertised software refuses to run at work or home. I prefer a lanyard to carry them and not lose as easy. It has a hole where you can thread one through though. I hate lose pieces so the cap that doesn't attach while its being used can be lost.
Pros: price vs capacity, size
Cons: the software is an advertised feature and doesn't run. no lanyard, loose cap when used
Summary: Buy the Transcend V35 as a flash drive, but don't expect anything more than that.
Pros: It's a simple, compact, functional flash drive.
Cons: Foolishly I imagined that the AES encryption was in hardware. It isn't. You have to go to the Transcend web site and download a suite of utilities that supposedly can be saved onto the flash drive and run from there, although they wouldn't run for me. First I tried to download the documentation f...
Summary: For an 8GB drive, you can't go wrong with this one. I bought one for work to backup user files and settings and liked it so much I bought 2 for myself. Replacements for some old PNY 1GB's that have seen better days (and paid more for originally).
Pros: Fast speed with a very compact size and a shell that'll stay on! No problem with the top clicking on securely either. Can easily plug this in with other USB devices right next to it. Speed seems very sufficient for my use. I don't mess with lanyards so it's not an issue for me.
Cons: I don't care for purple.. but oh well. Didn't buy it for the color but for the size, capacity and great Newegg price.