"Tough. but picky..."3.5 starson by DevilDoginthemud
Pros: Fast. Tough as Nails. Great slide feature. Nice Blue Light.
Cons: Picky about power!! High Pitch whine.
Summary: I am in the military currently serving in Iraq. I am overall happy with the drive. It is able to withstand the harsh environment (although i need to blow the sand out of the slide all too often.) It has very fast transfer rates, when it works it's GREAT. Just recently i was in a humvee that exploded and i was thrown from the rear seat. and myself and thr drive took a REALLY good tumble. didnt think the drive would withstand the blast and the ensuing beating it took. But after wiping it down and blowing out ..... i plugged it and work liked a charm.
That being said. The drive seems to be very picky about where it's plugged into and not all usb ports are equal. when it doesnt power up, i hear a high pitch whine. normally when i plug the drive into a USB hub it works almost always too. When i REPEATLY attempt to insert it and take it out sometimes it will power up. so i have to gamble. but when it works its an AWESOME drive that's tough enough to survive these conditions.