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Pros: Fastest USB 3.0 currently available for flash drives.
Cons: If your using tons of smaller 4k files, your speed will slow due to limitations of File Alocation NOT the product!
See quote below taken straight from Wikipedia!
Overall Review: Once you use the utility to format your File System to what your "USING IT FOR"....
exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is a proprietary file system designed especially for flash drives. exFAT can be used where the NTFS file system is not a feasible solution, due to data structure overhead, or where the file size limit of the standard FAT32 file system (without FAT+extension) is unacceptable.
"Star Trek" look
Cons: Minor ding. The enclosure is pretty "fat." With it plugged into my HP laptop, no other USB drive will fit next to it (however, there is enough space for a USB wired mouse plug to plug in next to it). Happily, the HP has two USB ports on either side so this does not present a problem (so no egg deduction).
Also, it comes with a "loseable" cap.
Overall Review: The particular one I received measures 229.01 MB/s Sequential Read and 135.57 MB/s Sequential Write (CrystalDiskMark). 4K Random Read is 7.80 MB/s and Write is 4.21 MB/s. All very good.
The lowest transfer speed I have encountered is 68 MB/s.
Other drives I have that benchmark at/or near/or exceed this level are the Lexar Trition series, and the SansDisk Extreme series. The SansDisk Extreme series does not have quite the "build quality" of either the Kingston Hyperx or the Lexar Triton, but they are cheaper and perform nearly as well -- so they may be the best value.
I would highly recommend this particular Kingston drive.
Pros: Above all- Reliable.
Large enough for now
Fast enough for now ;D
Cons: Fat Form Factor- can't get into tight places.
Pricey- but I needed something I could count on above all consideration. Still, for this price it should have the best of all worlds as much as possible.
Overall Review: I use this thumb drive heavily on the job. I've owned other brands and none of them have survived- a couple even with normal use. Brands I thought should have known better. I can't have that at work.
Kingston was more expensive, but I've used it heavily, washed it, dropped it down a stairwell, been in a pool- I even managed to crack the casing on one- and it still worked without data loss. I gag at the price- but this has saved my tail more than once.
Pros: Just got it. Plugged it into my Surface Pro and transfered 2.gig video file in 11 sec. Transfered 2.3 gig of pictures in 16 sec. This thing is FAST!. Note it does have a large footprint so I do anticipate having an issue plugging it into a workstation with a USB port occupied next to it, but I do not figure that will happen to often.
Pros: Small, Blazing Fast, Reliable
Cons: None to speak of. Maybe price. But in this case, you get what you pay for.
Overall Review: I purchased this unit, along with a competing product that had similar speeds advertised. this unit was faster hands down.
This unit also runs cool and has served reliably.
the other product died after a week, and the replacement overheated immediately, so I'm waiting for the 2nd RMA replacement to arrive.
My advice, pay a little more and get quality. Your data will thank you for it.
Pros: Tested with both usb3.0 usb2.0, very fast. The size is great for amount of storage. Using exFat file system just make it better.
Cons: Average design, for a $100+ usb I expect better. The cap will be gone before you know it.
Overall Review: Wait for promo since this is a pricey usb although is a good investment.
Pros: I have used this for about 2 years now, still no issues with it. Always amazes me when I copy off of it to my Surface Pro 2 SSD at 250MB/s
Cons: a bit bulky compared to other drives. wish there was a way to attach the cap when the USB stick is plugged in.
Overall Review: Highly reliable speed
Pros: If your planning on making a Windows to Go drive. This drive is awesome. The best data transfer of any USB 3.0 drive I have.
Runs native NTFS 8.1 64 or as a VHD file on the drive!!!
Overall Review: Is collecting USB drives is an addition? I have many!!!
Bought 2 more of these for running Operating systems.