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My dead 128gb USB3.0 stick was purchased on amazon in 2014. It was lightly used as a backup and there was no system crash that might have fried it. It just stopped working while corrupting many files. Hoping SP will reach out to me.
I purchased this device many years ago back in 2014 and it has finally given out.
This was my main device I used for many many things and it got on average 2 uses a day.
I will say I am satisfied with this device and would buy it again if I need something that size again. (128gb was mine) I believe that I might have been the cause of it's death since like I'm sure most of us have done here/there I did not safely eject my USB device!! I am now going forward, only takes a small scare like this to push you into the right direction.
Pros: Feels solid (Got a nice metal protective swivel) Portable Keeps end of USB stick covered (This was part of the reason i went with this one) Cool design. (Doesn't have huge brand logos or crap on it) Has tassel/thread spot. (I like to keep it on a line so I don't lose it easily) Speed. (Others have done speed tests and it does depend greatly on your hardware) Size (it holds the amount it says.. not much to say here)
Cons: Really just 1 con. It died when I removed it without using the safely eject your USB device. While I know it's completely possible to have some kind of device to stop the transient voltage from a voltage surge from going into the device by grounding it to something else. But I don't really know off the top of my head of any USB flash drives that do anything like that.
Summary: Good product with no issues from someone who has had 2 for over 4 years, but since it died from not safely ejecting I gave fewer stars. (bought 2 so i did have my stuff backed up)