• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    We just discovered that this went through both the washer AND the dryer. I plugged it in thinking we had lost it for sure. It took a few seconds for it to recognize the drive, but it did come up, and none of the files were damaged!! I thought for sure we would have to write it off as a loss and pray that everything had been backed up on the computer. My husband carries this on his keychain all the time, and he's never had any issues. And believe me, his keychain can put a custodian's keyring to shame! The only damage we can see is some discoloration of the metal casing from the heat of the dryer. Other than that, it's perfect!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT buy it!!!

    • Written by from New York

    This is THE MOST SLOWEST flash drive EVER! I've never seen such a slow flash drive in recent 5 years. woooowa! Tiny size is the only good one for this flash drive. You'd better have a whole pizza instead of affording this trash for $15. JUST. DO. NOT. BUY. IT.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great until it didn't!

    • Written by from Memphis

    Bought the PNY 8GB Hook Flash Drive about 8 months ago because it was small, light, aluminum and would hook on my keyring. Though a little slow (at least to me) worked flawless. Then today when I was trying to copy some files from my work computer to the flash drive to work from home I noticed it didn't show up when I plugged it in to my Mac. I tried every slot. I then tried it on my company issued Dell... no good. Get home and try it on my MacBook Pro Retina and no go. I read that because it is made of aluminum it has a tendency to get static electricity and then short itself out.

    Its a shame because it is really a nice looking flash drive. Too expensive to be so temperamental.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive Drive with Flaws

    • Written by from Yonkers

    I first brought the drive expecting it to function with unhinged accessibility and reliability. It was working just right fine until it stopped working with no indication why. Tried to investigate on the reasons why this would happen with no success. Then spoke to fellow tech individual and revealed. The static electricity created by the metal may have caused the flash drive to be rendered inoperable from static electricity. I had high possibilities for the drive now looking for alternative. Nicely constructed Flask Drive with flaws..

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Basking Ridge

    I bought the PNY flash drive a couple of months ago, and after some weeks of flawless service, the drive just stopped being recognized by my computer. It no longer shows up on my desktop, and I have no trouble with any of my other flash drives, all from other manufacturers.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Bell

    I would recommend this product to those of us who are a little rough with their stuff. I'm always on the go and flash-drive goes everywhere with me, attached to my keys i've dropped my keys, thrown my keys and this usb has still kept on ticking. The way I see it, if a product is able to endure the abuses of everyday life and still works for me, it is a product of excellent workmanship and quality.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable

    • Written by from middlebury

    After having it on a keychain for just over two weeks it was no longer responsive, luckily was able to get a new one, and just like the first time after 2-3 weeks, it no longer would be recognized by any of my machines.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after just a few uses.

    • Written by from Calgary

    It seems like a rugged little device but it is the only flash drive I've ever had fail on me. Hardly used it at all. Waste.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awfully slow writes.

    • Written by from Western Springs

    Picked a 32 GB version in the OakBrook , IL store - It is ridiculously slow when Apple-partitioned with Mac OS Extended w/journal. Both large file copy and CCC cloning is borderline unbearable. When formatted as ExFAT, copying 4.3 GB image to it takes more than 20 minutes. CCC closen to it at 1GB/hr rate.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy Flash Drive

    • Written by from Terre Haute

    This drive is very handy. It is smaller than many keys. I keep it on my key chain all the time. 8 gig is big enough to hold my important documents. It is also rugged. I recommend it. Oh, the latch is simple and easy to operate. Good design.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    a great usb drive

    • Written by from Riverview

    one of the best usb drives

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Portable Storage Device

    • Written by from Toronto

    This portable storage device is perfect for those who need something small, light, portable and guaranteed to fit into the narrowest spaces available on a computer (desktop or laptop). Sometimes the ports are very close together and most keys available today require that one of the outer keys be removed so that you can get a key in the middle. NOT THIS ONE! THIS ONE FITS INTO THE NARROWEST OF SPACES BETWEEN TWO OTHER DEVICES! It is very reliable and so far indistructable. Mine has been dropped, stepped on, rolled over by a desk chair and it is still working like the day I got it! The hook clip is very reliable. It is still as strong and reliable as it was 6 months ago. I use this key everyday. I move it from key chain to key chain etc almost daily. DEFINITELY A KEY TO PURCHASE! EXCELLENT VALUE!

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little flash drive

    • Written by from Calgary

    There's a fair amount of data I need to carry with me daily in my work. A small yet durable flash drive with reasonable storage was what I had been looking for and the PNY Hook drive looked good. After roughly three months of daily use it has more than held-up. No problems with storing or retrieving data, music between PC's and Mac.

    I love it's size, all metal housing and clip. I can see where the size might be a con for some people as it's potentially easy to loose though I imagine if it's important enough to you...you'll hang on to it.

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a nice flash drive

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    There isn't a whole lot you can say about flash drives. They are fairly basic, been around for years, and will outlast their useful storage capacity. PNY is a good company, and I have never had a problem with their flash drives.

    This drive is nice because it is small in size, and fits easily onto a keychain, the keychain look in a laptop back. I suppose it's biggest pro, could also be it's biggest con, and it might be easy to loose because of it's small size if you are not careful about where you put it.

    It is well constructed and durable with no plastic to break or wear. While the finish does not perfectly match the Apple Products, it still looks very much at home with a MBA or MBP.

    I haven't had it long enough to give a long term review of how it will hold up over long term use, but so far I am happy with the purchase. It does exactly what I need it to do, which is clip on to a keychain where I always have it handy, and be durable enough not to break as some with the plastic keychain clips do.

    58 of 62 people found this useful