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83 of 86 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2011
I ordered this product and transfered about 16 GB of data to it. I used it for awhile; but after about a month, it failed to be recognized as a known USB device. I couldn't even format it. It simply couldn't be recognized as a flash drive. Needless to say, all the new data I stored on it during the month I used it was lost.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2010
I have the same problem...I got it to use with my JVC car stereo but after a few minutes it seems to lock up. I did a full format and tried again but same thing happens. Useless...
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2011
I bought the 32 GB Centon Datastick a few months ago. After a week of use, I had to purchase a different USB drive. The Centon data stick destroyed several files and folders of school work I copied over, and consistently lost data. And that's after less than a week of use. Out of curiosity, about a month ago, I tried to copy a few megs worth of data. The files were, of course, hopelessly corrupt.

I've never seen such an unreliable, failure prone piece of computer equipment. Please do not use this USB drive to try to transfer any important data, as the data will be destroyed. I have no idea why a company would release such a shoddy item onto the market place.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2010
I've had many flash drives, and whatever the brand they always did what was expected. Not this piece of junk. After only a couple of days working with it, it suddenly couldn't be read, and needed to be reformatted.

Don't be suckered into the low price, you'll only get junk.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2009
I bought this 8GB Centon Datastick PRO today and liked it.

The GOODS

- nice grey aluminum casing means it is durable
- LED flashes when copying or transferring files from device
- 2.0 fast standard speed
- lanyard groove on the flash drive & not on the cap!
- silver imprint text design gives a nice look to it

The BADS

- the plastic protruding inside the cap will wear out overtime, inevitably causing the cap to become less secure, making it prone for dust to enter the USB's teeth. And of course, your more likely to lose the cap eventually.

()()()()()(Update: I used this for about 1 week and today I'm experiencing an error. The computer is asking me to reformat this USB flash drive. The same message pops up when I plug the flash drive an another computer. I will return this product.

I bought mine for $19.95 at Fry's Electronic at a regular price so don't pay anything more than that!
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2008
I bought this because it was a great price for the amount of drive space. I loaded it with, among other things, financial files such as Quicken backup files and a spreadsheet of credit card payments. It worked fine for a few weeks. Then last week in the middle of reconciling my Quicken file I got an error message that the drive could not be read. It took several minutes to recover the info. Today it happened again with a spreadsheet. If you want to save a few bucks in the short term, buy one of these. But it looks like I'll be shopping for another flash drive.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on June 3, 2011
Very slow access - can not reorg or compress disk.

Took 2 hours to load 4 files totaling 2gb.

Can't call Centon - gotta email them. They'll send you another .....
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2011
This flash drive s horrible: You can call this a temporary 8 G.B drive. It only works for a couple of weeks and its not 32 G.B it never holds even half.

This drive fails to work most time, and must be formatted, and in the end it does not work at all.

It would be much smarter to just buy a name brand 8 GB drive that will actually work, and you wont loose your money!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I have used this USB drive for several months now, and I am surprised at all of the negative reviews for this item. I have not had any of the issues which have been mentioned by others. My drive has worked well under light to normal use. I use it to store files on it to take between the office and my home, and I use it to transfer larger amounts of data between computers.

The 16GB size holds enough data for all of my daily needs (I use a 1TB portable external drive for my main backup needs). Hopefully I will luck out and maybe those with bad reviews just got defective units.

I like that this USB drive feels sturdy, has a cap, and has a slot for a lanyard loop on the back of the device. However, I only gave it 4 stars because there is nothing extra special about this. It is adequately fast, but nothing out of the ordinary for a USB 2.0.

I normally prefer to use the SanDisk Flash Drives, but this Centon 16GB has been doing the job for me. Regardless, I wouldn't keep files on a Flash Drive that are not backed up elsewhere also. Flash Drives are sensitive and if the interior connections become loose, you will not be able to access your data without paying someone with specialized knowledge to open it up and re-solder it.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2010
Three product reviews at another electronics website, newegg.com, say this device fails to work properly.

Nothing "pro" about it
Reviewed By: Harlo on 4/13/2010 Tech Level: high - Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Pros: Small form factor. Shiny.
Cons: Loses data on a whim. Not Xbox360 ready. Unable to copy large files to it.
Other Thoughts: I've gone through two of these with the same results. It appears to just be the device itself. I've copied files to it, moved it to another machine and it detects it as blank. It wouldn't even let me transfer something over a gigabyte saying the drive was full when there was nothing on it. Tried to use in the the Xbox 360 and it said it failed data transfer. Guess it knows better than my PC and Mac. It may have a lifetime warranty but you just get another broken device.

Hunk of Junk
Reviewed By: hillerman on 2/19/2010 Tech Level: high - Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
This user purchased this item from Newegg
Pros: At least it worked long enough to retrieve my pictures.
Cons: I bought this for a trip to Costa Rica where I moved my pictures to it, I returned, retrieved my pictures from it, and it never worked again. Of course, this was 35 days after I bought it so, the return policy was void. Do not buy this product.

Reviewed By: ephelps on 10/11/2009 Tech Level: average - Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Pros: Inexpensive
Cons: Died abruptly after two months
Other Thoughts: I was very happy with the drive and had no problems at all -- right up to the day when it quit working. The power light still comes on, but any PC I plug it into now thinks nothing is plugged in. So ya, total loss. Bummer, eh?
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