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This review is from: Samsung 32GB BAR (Metal) USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 130MB/s (MUF-32BA/AM)
Pros: The metal case dissipates heat fast.
It writes to a storage HD very quickly (I don't have the tools to accurately measure its r/w speeds).
It was inexpensive.
Narrow design allows the drive to neatly fit between other bulkier USB plugs.
Cons: It builds up heat quickly, so much that it becomes difficult to handle.
It's extremely awkward plugging in and removing.
No LED to let you know it's working.
Other Thoughts: When I first tried plugging it into a 3.0 USB port on my desktop computer, it wasn't read. I tried again, and this time, my PC blue screened. After the recovery, I tried a third time in a different port---it finally worked correctly.
Write-to the flash drive registered around 87.6 Mb/s, while in turn writing the same file to a storage HD was so fast I didn't see a clock time. The "up to 130 Mb/s" must only apply when the drive's doing the writing, not the reading.
All in all, it was inexpensive and as long as I'm careful inserting the drive into a USB port, it should be fine. However, I'm not buying any more of these, no matter how cheap. I don't want my computer to crash again like that, due to hard-to-handle flash drives. Samsung needs to redo this product; it's a very poor design, in my opinion.
Pros: Comes with a stand, so its footprint is smaller.
Setup was no hassle at all.
It has had no problems after three months, so it'll probably last a long time.
Cons: It's a bit slow spinning up, but eventually gets there.
Other Thoughts: Not sure what to say that's really bad about it. It's a good drive for the price. I'm seriously thinking about buying another one.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works great as an extension; provides USB 3.0 when available but no slow-down when connecting to earlier versions.
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: Not sure why the other reviewer found this product a bad deal. I have bought two of them so far, and have had zero problems with either.
Just bought a third one, to act as an extension for recharging my tablet. I have to use the cord the manufacturer provided, which only has a 3' reach. I prefer to use the provided transformer, which is much better than the slow, slow trickle through my PC.