31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Great design but poor write speed,
I couldn't find any reviews/specs of the item when I bought it, so the write speed turned out to be quite a nasty surprise. The best I could get out of this drive is about 5 MB/s, which is well.. horrible by today's standards. Even my several years old 2GB drive beats it, though it is 4 times less in size and the speed is less critical. The read speed is about 20 MB/s, also far from spectacular. Also, the drive doesn't have an activity LED so there's no way of telling when it's working.
On the positive note, the design is perfect. I think that's the way the flash drives should be made. The drive really is tiny, which you can't tell by the pictures. It is made of a solid piece of metal, does not bend, etc. in any way and tightly fits in USB ports. It's also pleasant to touch.
All in all, I have mixed feelings: while the design is exactly what I've been looking for for years, the write speed is horrible, especially given it's capacity.