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5.0 out of 5 stars Completely reliable 6 months on, 1 April 2012
I have used several different USB flash drives from several brands almost since they were first introduced and in several capacities. Some now available have greater capacities than the hard drives I used a few years ago and cost rather less.

Having had two smaller flash drives fail within a week or two, I needed to replace them and I would not now consider anything less than 8Gb as a practical minimum; I also have larger.

I mostly use such drives to pass data between various users, as a convenient means to distribute software updates and essential drivers and for several other uses. I will sometimes copy a movie or music to play on a supporting player or TV. Using one or other of these drives repeatedly every day, I have found them completely reliable thus far. It is an unfortunate fact that none of these types of device will last forever and some may suffer internal failure and others physical failure as the metal shield sometimes breaks free of the body after a great many uses. Kingston are probably slightly better than some others. I have one that had been in constant use for about 5 years or more and was one that failed only recently. It certainly gave good service for the price paid!

If you need one that is very robust and almost bulletproof, this is not it, but that is not intended to be a negative reflection on the product. It is reasonably well-made for the price and should last for a considerable period. Possibly, you may need one of much greater capacity before this will fail.

Recommended!
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