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4 out of 5 eggs At First, I Thought It Was Broken... 09/04/2012

This review is from: CORSAIR Survivor Stealth 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSS3-64GB

Pros:

First off: Corsair. 'Nuff said.

To add, it is very rugged and has tons of storage space.

It also was instantly recognized on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit PC and properly named "Corsair."

Using USB 3.0 and writing large files, it reached an average of 65MBps. Although, it would also frequently slow to around 40MBps and then pick back up.

I can't say much for read speeds, as I don't much care to test it; but it SEEMS pretty quick to me. I just wanted a large storage drive that was durable enough for a deployment (I'll update this when I get back next year).

Cons:

Much larger than expected. Definitely not going to be utilizing it on my key ring as I originally wanted to do. I could, but it's just too bulky.

It SCREAMS when you screw and unscrew the casing. I'm assuming that will die down with use, when the aluminum wears in.

The actual USB head is slightly lose. It wiggles. It isn't one, stiff piece... almost as if the aluminum housing was built around it, instead of being a portion of the drive.

No manual - Most people will say, "Why would you need a manual? Just stick it in the hole!" (explanation follows)

Other Thoughts:

Now, this is entirely on me; but I thought I should mention this:

If the first thing you try to do is move a file from your PC to this USB drive that is over 4GB in size and it tells you there is not enough space on the flash drive and you flip your desk in an angered confusion, relax... it just needs to be reformatted properly. This is where some form of small manual or quick reference guide would have been nice. I thought it was broken. It moved other files just fine. It wasn't until I noticed all of the files I couldn't copy to the drive were 4+GB in size when I saw a pattern and decided to research. I had no clue about the differences in FAT, FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS; nor did I know what "allocation unit size" meant. This flash drive comes default in exFAT with an allocation of 128kilobytes. You'll need to increase that allocation to an appropriate size. I chose 4096kilobytes. Now I can move 4+GB files to the drive. Google it for further information. Hope this helps!

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