Take important files on the go by storing them on this PNY Attaché 4 USB 2.0 flash drive, which features a generous 64GB capacity. An integrated loop lets you attach the flash drive to a keychain for easy portability.
Turns into Read Only Cache
Posted by: Independentresearcher from: Michigan on
I used this drive to back up critical files for a research project involving audio and video files gathered from the internet or on location.
I liked the idea of having more than enough space to store files for transfer between a laptop used for field research and a more powerful desktop used for compiling the final report.
At a point after six months using the drive to store the research, I forgot to remove the drive from my desktop computer at shutdown.
The next time I started the computer, the drive was locked in a read only mode, meaning I couldn't edit the files on the drive or add new information from the field.
Lots of information is available on how to correct the "PNY Read Only" problem, except none worked.
I even researched how to unlock the "computer administrator" login for Windows 7 thinking I could supersede mere "user" permissions assigned to the format and used to create the files.
Turns out PNY was it's own "administrator."
I've sent the PNY, my $39.95 plus tax, my last research update, and the PNY "permissions" to computer recycle heaven, where hopefully a better manufacturer will change the matter molecules into something more universally useful.
23 out of 24 found this review helpful.
64 Gig Flash Drive?
Posted by: GKBassPlayer from: Tampa on
What's not to like? It's a 64 GIGABYTE USB drive. It's fast and hold a TON of files. I love it.
14 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Easy to use
Posted by: SSSmeltzer from: York, pa on
It's a memory stick. Not much to say. It works good has plenty of space and has been working fine.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Great Idea, poor execution
Posted by: TNMike48 from: TN on
Loaded fine, Internal memory card broke after first use. What more do I need to say? I've always had good luck with PNY products, so I'm going to exchange it for a new one and have another go.
7 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Piece of junk
Posted by: Lizatwork from: Louisville, KY on
This cute little item does not hold a format, will not accept data and isn't worth the time of day. Unfortunately I did not discover this in a timely manner and we are stuck with it. Major rip off and you guys should have checked them out before advertising them so heavily, If it had worked, it would have been a great deal. As it is, a total loss.
14 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Atc1234567 from: on
This thumb drive stopped working after 3 weeks. I had to reformat it after using it for about 3 days and that seemed to solve the problem but now my computer does not even recognize that it is plugged in, I have no way of erasing my data that's currently stored on it keeping me from returning or exchanging it. Other USB devices work fine so I know it's not a problem with my USB ports or computer.
15 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Decent drive but a real challenge to format FAT32
Posted by: ThisStinks from: West Deptford, NJ on
Bought this drive to use for MP3's in a Ford Edge Sync system. The drive needs to be formatted to FAT32 in order for Sync to be able to use it. Normal windows format utilities will not format this drive FAT32 (in Windows XP or Windows 7, I'm assuming because of the size of the drive). Google search for HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, that program will format larger drives to FAT32 easily (use the full format though not quick format, I did the quick format first and a 64GB drive only showed up as 31GB) Hope this saves someone the time I wasted trying to find a solution.
11 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Took it back for a Sandisk
Posted by: bigal13 from: estes park co on
Stick flipped to "read only" and I couldn't change anything on the stick.
Seems to be a problem with PNY sticks.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: JTBramblett from: Charleston, SC on
After 5 months with this drive, it's has stopped functioning. 99% of the time it was plugging into the back of my machine and was hardly every moved. Now it is not recognized by any computer. I've lost everything on it and would not recommend it to anyone. Stay away from this product!
9 out of 14 found this review helpful.
reliable flash drive
Posted by: Attadog4 from: Staunton, Va on
This flash drive works very well. It is 64GB and doesn't install any extra software on your computer. It aslo comes at a good price.