|Submited By: M. Giffin on 05/08/2010|
I bought this flash drive because I wanted dependable long-term storage and I heard that SanDisk was a good brand and was likely to last a long time. Hopefully that will be true. Since I don t know that yet, my stars apply to my experience with the drive.
When I first inserted the drive into my Windows XP laptop, it installed itself like a normal flash drive, and then installed something else without asking. Then my computer said a reboot was required, which was unwelcome behavior. Other flash drives I have used don t do this. Before I rebooted, a fancy dialog box came up talking about something called "U3" and needing a decision from me. I had to figure out what U3 was before deciding. Maybe it will turn out to be something I want, but this flash drive really makes its presumptuous presence felt.
This is apparently a premium product, but it does not come with a strap, although it has a tiny bar for attaching something. I took a tiny cord that came with a far cheaper flash drive and threaded it around the little bar in the case. Now I can attach a strap to the cord, or put it on a keyring. Having something larger attached to the drive makes it easier to find in a pocket and less likely to get pulled out accidentally. An included usable loop would have been nice.