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Josh S.

Josh S.

Joined on 08/14/02

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Risky and Disappointing

OCZ 16GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model OCZUSBATV16G
OCZ 16GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model OCZUSBATV16G

Pros: The rubbery grip feels kinda neat. For the first month, no problems and it worked great.

Cons: The circuitry inside the drive quickly falls apart and disconnects, breaking the drive. After a month of light use, it was progressively difficult to power-up the drive. I'd plug it in, but no power got to the drive (the LED did not light up), so of course it was not recognized and useable. Eventually I thought the drive was dead, but I noticed if I applied pressure to the drive, it would become recognized. This worked long enough for me to get most of my important files off the drive, and then the drive died for good. From what I can tell, there is no protective case under the rubber to protect the circuit board/etc...If you squeeze, drop, or even just use this drive a few times, it is likely you'll break a wire or solder point and your drive will be useless. Reading other comments, I can see that this is a common problem with these drives.

Overall Review: I've had many USB drives and have never had one break, except for this one. Wow did it break fast. Thankfully NewEgg has good customer service and replaced the drive. Although honestly I wish I had gotten a different, more robust drive.