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How much better does a USB FLASH DRIVE have to be?
By R. Villegas
Purchased TWO of these Duracel,16GB, USB Flash Drives built by DANE-ELEC USA with a 5 year warranty. Previously bought a 8gb black flash drive also by DANE-ELEC. I am very impressed with these flash drives, they load and transfer FAST enough for me without any scientific measurements. They come pre-formatted with FAT32 and my computer(WIN7)reconized them instantly. They come with a capless design that slides the plastic cap back to expose the USB male plug connector. Unless you use vise grips or a sledge hammer to smash these drives to see if they can take the abuse, they should serve many long years of everyday use. A rubbery coating on the hard plastic shell protects these units and have a key chain hole at the end. When plugged in a tiny green blinking light is activated. I always use the "safe to remove" eject procedure to disconnect from my computer, and always carefull not to bend or push hard on the usb plug connector. Other than coffee, these DURACEL (DANE-ELEC)16GB, usb flash drive does a SUPER JOB at what a flash drive is supposed to do and nothing else, and is redi-boost capable. No, these flash drive won't make coffee and toast but they probably could, they're that good, another great solid built product. Got them with free USPS shipping too, along with a sample jar of jelly. THANK YOU AMAZON ONCE AGAIN for a great genuine product and great service!!!
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Update,02 Feb 2014,The car drove over this, and it still works!
By Amazon Customer
UPDATE: Original review written March 2, 2013. Today, Feb 2, 2014, is the update.
Both of my original flash drives still work without a problem. No lost data, no error messages, insert or removal problems or errors, no driver problems. Outstanding quality for as hard as I am on flash drives. Exactly 11 months today since I bought these; 11 months of hard duty, some harsh treatment, and one with daily additions, removals, changes, and/or copies/moves. Am buying more. Best durability and reliability I have had in any flash drive brand.
ORIGINAL REVIEW BELOW
This product gives new meaning to the word "durable."
Both flash drives withstood living in my front and back pockets for a month, having been sat on several times. One was pinched in the recliner's steel movement mechanism, and one was driven over with the minivan (unsure if it was the same one or not). The one driven over actually fell out of my hand; it never fell out of my pocket due to its black rubber-like material rubbing enough to cause friction.
The frame protected the USB connector so well that you cannot see a bend when carefully looking at it. No data was lost, already defragged one of them from extensive daily usage. For each flash dirve, I use half the GB storage for readily available longer-term storage. Together, the "twins" backup all my critical data and are with me at all times.
You can feel the strong stiff frame (probably metal inside). The copper-colored section is lightweight aluminum; I can't determine if the black ends really have rubber in them. The black ends seem to "grab" onto a table's surface, and neither drive slides as easily across a table as the cheaper flash drives with rectangular slick-plastic covers.
To see he USB plug, you push the longer black end (with the white writing) toward the center.
Neither drive has broken yet. It makes me wonder how long it would take if I TRIED to break one of them. Deifnitely worth the money.
I bought two, knowing I am "hard" on flash drives. Typically I buy a new one every two months.
FYI, seller replied to my email inquiry almost immediatley and gave outstanding customer service (unrelated to product's endurance).
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The 16 GB doesn't work.
By Amazon Customer
One of the major functions I bought this Flash Drive was loading a scanned document on it and transfering it to my computer system. The drive is totally worthless for this option since I cannot make it usable on a Hewlett-Packard scanner. I even tried to re-format it to no avail. Every other Flash drive I have ever bought in the last five years is usable for this job. But not this 16 GB flash drive. Fortunately I bought the four 8 GB Flash Drive from Dane-Elec and they all work perfectly. I still need a 16 GB and will shop around and buy another brand.
I'm sorry I ever bought it and will probably never buy another one from Dane-Elec.