Pros security, 8gb of space, flip-out usb plug-in, spot for lanyard, compact
Cons security not compatible with linux, can't permanently delete a certain folder
Summary This is by far the best flashdrive i've seen so far. The thing that leads it far beyond other flashdrives is it's U3 technology. It's basically the flashdrive, with another piece of hardware around it (metaphorically speaking) which means that in order to access any information on the flashdrive you have to enter the correct password (optional), if you don't have the password, i don't believe you can access the files.
The bad part of that is that you cannot unlock the flashdrive using linux computers. which means you cannot access the information if the flashdrive is locked.
i love how it is so small and compact and it has a switch-out usb plug in which stayes in when it's supposed to and stays out when it's supposed to.
using this i can store whatever i need to, 8gb of space is plenty for me.
the only con (which doesn't really matter) is that there is a folder in the flashdrive called "documents" which has "music" "pictures" "video" folders and if you delete the folder it just comes back. however it doesn't take any space so it's not a huge issue.
another cool feature is the ability using U3 to download applications to the flashdrive and run them straight from it. Currently i have portable firefox and PuTTy on mine. you can also download games and much much more.
bottom line is that so far SanDisk has made a master piece and has perfected the way usb flashdrives work.
Pros Can keep on your keys, no cap, U3 technology, easy to use.
Cons Costs too much money for little memory.
Summary First I'd like to say that USB Flash drives are still over priced these days, I got a 120 GB external Hard Drive for less than $100. I know it's not the same technology between the 2 devices but this cost about $40 for not even a fraction of the memory. But....this is an amazing flash drive, works on both Mac and XP. Even though USB's are overpriced, I like to be able to carry my important files with me wherever I go
Pros Small, compact, but lots of space for storage.
Cons It corrupted files on four separate occasions, and required reformatting TWICE, so I've lost everything on it TWICE. When I called SanDisk to complain, they said it was working fine since I could still copy data to and from it *after reformatting*.
Summary DON'T BUY THIS PIECE OF JUNK. Save yourself. Don't buy ANY SanDisk products...I couldn't believe it when the tech told me it was working fine. How is losing everything FINE?! He said since I could still move data to and from it, that it was functioning properly. Wow. Thanks for that. This is now one buyer who has been warned.
I'm utterly flabbergasted. I can't believe they would treat anyone that way... But I won't put myself in that position again, and I recommend that you all do the same.
Pros great drive has good storage capacity, easy store design with its retactable usb and sleek outside.
Cons the u3 software will not load or be slow on some computers with strict fire walls. and the files wont come up at my work computer
Summary good design ,very sleek and small, retractable USB is a great feature.
"Easy to use"on by Freshbakedpie
Pros You can access your files as well as play your games and use your other software without installing ; also inexpensive
Cons Limited library of software that works