Newegg.com had a sale the other day, offering an ADATA 32GB USB thumbdrive (memory stick, flash drive, jump drive, call it what you want) for $17.99 after rebate (free shipping at the time). Not a bad price given the capacity of the drive, so I figured I would give it a shot. The drive is by ADATA and I don’t know much about the company, or their product line. But it’s been my experience that, when it comes to flash memory, you get what you pay for.
For example, a year or two back, I picked up a 16GB drive from a company called PQI. I forget what I paid for it but it wasn’t much. And while the drive remains functional to this day, it has also proven to be the slowest damn memory stick I’ve ever seen in my life. So, I figure I got what I paid for. In other situations I’ve had thumbdrives that just outright failed after only a minimal amount of use.