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Verbatim TUFF-'N'-TINY 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Black) Model 97168

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  • 16GB
  • Dust, Water & Static Resist
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Penny-thin, travel-tough and water-impermeable, the Verbatim TUFF-‘N’-TINY USB drive offers secure storage in one of the most compact, durable USB flash drives in the world. It is rugged and resistant to dust, water and static discharges for everyday use, offers password security for Windows users and comes with key ring lanyard to attach to your mobile phone or key ring. Compatible with all USB ports and supporting Windows (7, Vista, XP or 2000), Mac OS (9.x or higher), and Linux (kernel 2.6x or higher), the TUFF-‘N’-TINY is a perfect daily on-the-move storage solution.

  • newegg Tiny and Tough The Verbatim TUFF-'N'-TINY USB flash drive is about the size of a penny and resists dust, water and static discharges for everyday handling.
  • newegg Ultra-Portable Attach it to your mobile phones or key rings and carry your data wherever you go without worrying about the elements or losing the unit. Password security feature protects sensitive data (for Windows).


Learn more about the VERBATIM 97168

Model

Brand
Verbatim
Series
TUFF-'N'-TINY
Model
97168

Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 2.0
Capacity
16GB
Dimensions
30 x 12 x 2mm
Weight
1g
Features
Tiny, rugged USB drive measures 1.19 x 0.5 x 0.06 inch

Resistant to dust, water and static discharges

Compatible with ALL USB ports

Password security for Windows users

Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2000, Mac OS 9.x or higher, Linux kernel 2.6x or higher

Bonus key ring lanyard for mobile phones or key rings

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • Michael T.
  • 7/5/2014 6:42:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVerbatim TUFF-'N'-TINY 16GB

Pros: Size, Price, Quality

Cons: -

Other Thoughts: I tried snapping the flashdrive as a test with my own hands with both thumbs intersecting as a bridge. It really withstood the beating. I had minimal flex and proved to handle most life scenarios if dropped and should of been damaged. I highly recommend this flash drive overall, I still use it and hasnt given me any issues.

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  • Sagar K.
  • 3/5/2014 7:48:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKey ring broke

Pros: small form factor

Cons: key ring broke (after 3 year though in manufactures defense)

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  • Armin S.
  • 7/22/2013 9:35:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs3 mb/s transfer speed

Pros: Very compact and durable

Cons: Extremely slow transfer speeds, usually stays at just 3 mb/s. Maybe this is a result of its tiny size, but it's not useful as a regular USB flash drive.

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  • nelson e.
  • 6/24/2013 7:59:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHigh in coolness factor

Pros: This thing still works two and a half years after. I sometimes use it as a secondary drive to my Xbox Slim and it doesn't protrude like the other bigger USB drives.

This gadget scores a lot in coolness. It is so light & tiny. It comes with a matching larnyard if you want to hang it in your keychain. The USB drive is color coded as follows: purple for 8g, green for 4g and orange for a 2g. It looks like just a solid piece of plastic. Looks pretty tough as indicated by its name. I love its simple and minimalistic design. I have own a few flash drives or pen drives that I used for my keychain, but either they are big and awkward, but also the caps always get lost in the process. Now, this don't have a cap so there is nothing to lose. The contacts are located on the other side and is completely exposed to achieve its small size. You can plug it either way but will only work one way. But no worry, it will not damage the drive if you plug it the wrong way. It will just do nothing.

This will be my primary drive that I carry everyday. I have already loaded them up with all of my favorite apps.

Cons: It is easy to plug the opposite way as it will go in either way. Will not damage the drive though, just makes you wonder why it is not doing anything.

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  • Bobby W.
  • 4/29/2013 6:54:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDidn't last six months

Pros: small, good storage size for the price, I like the tough little lanyard that came with it. Attached easily to my key chain.

Cons: Died in less than six months.

Other Thoughts: I liked it and it worked well at first but less than 6 months after I received it, it is stone dead. No PC even detects it when I plug it in. Stone dead.

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  • Michael T.
  • 2/11/2013 5:05:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWILL DIE ABOUT EVERY 3 MONTHS!!

Pros: Small Size large capacity (see Cons)

Cons: (I own the 32GB but its no longer available so writing review for 16GB) I loved this drive when I first bought it because of its small size and large capacity, however you should listen to the negative reviews. It might be tiny, but it isn't "Tough" by any stretch of the imagination!! I have had three of these drives in less than a year. Just out of the blue it will stop working. Either your computer will not recognize it or it will tell you that you have to format it in order to create the private partition, even though this has been done and your data IS ON the private partition!! YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DATA IF IT IS NOT BACKED UP!! This has been a problem for me since I transfer files from my work computer to my home computer using the drive, but when it just decides to go DOA on the trip home, I'm messed up because I now have lost the data I needed in order to work from home. I am a hardware Tech, so I know all the troubleshooting steps and reasons why a USB drive will not be recognized, etc etc.....Trust me, this is a piece of garbage drive that WILL fail on you eventually. Granted Verbatim replaces the drive each time it dies, (the only reason I have had three of them) but what good is that if you have to cross your fingers each time you plug it in. Heed my advice, steer clear of this headache and buy a different brand. If you need security on your USB I suggested purchasing a reliable USB drive and downloading TruCrypt for free (you will need to have a bit of Technical knowledge for this however). Personally I have given up on this drive, I will not ask for another replacement and I have gone to a reliable brand & I am using TruCrypt and couldn't be happier!

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  • Joshua P.
  • 11/9/2012 1:13:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little drive

Pros: This drive is really great. The performance is more than adequate, definitely faster than many USB memory sticks I have used. It is incredibly tiny! Wonderful for applications where clearance / protrusion is a consideration. My car stereo has a usb port for my head unit to access other devices. This low-profile drive is barely noticeable when inserted there, as it doesn't stick out much or light up. It also matches the black leather and plastic trim. The capacity is great, I have 100+ MP3 albums for listening on the go, and plenty of room left to add more.

Cons: I only have two of them!

Other Thoughts: Higher capacity models will be nice as the technology makes them affordable. This is a fantastic buy for the money, if you're looking for a compact and reliable USB drive.

I suspect this would be great for people who want to make use of features such as MS Windows ReadyBoost, since it would be flush with the back of the case when used in many rear USB ports, and would not be easy to dislodge accidentally.

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  • David E.
  • 9/16/2012 1:43:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTuff 'n' Tiny

Pros: The main reason I bought the Verbatim Tuff 'n' Tiny flash drive was because of its physical size. I hate having things in my pockets, & this little thing is as small as they come.

I've had it for more than a year and a half, always on my keyring, and I've never had any problems with wear or damage or with reliability.

It's cheap.

Cons: None for me, really, but it does get a bit warm, and it's not especially fast.

Other Thoughts: If you're not careful, you could easily lose it, because it's fantastically small and light.

Also, it's easy to put it in upside-down. The gold contacts should face upward.

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  • Hugo L.
  • 6/12/2012 10:43:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery small

Pros: Good little USB drive, it's incredibly small, more than you could think! Speed is average, price is right.

Cons: So small, it's easy to lose!... But really, none except that.

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  • Preston P.
  • 5/31/2012 7:41:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Reliable

Pros: Small

Cons: 1st one only showed a free space of 6.2gb. Could not not format or partition to get more space. Verbatim tech said it was defective.

2nd drive I received from them disconnects at random. Completely worthless. Cannot write data to it from any computer reliably.

Other Thoughts: don't buy.

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