As an Attorney (specializing in Elder Care) and a Computer Enthusiast who owns 4 of these defective Drives I agree with the statements made by cvmmcg2 & nightcap.
If everything I am reading from them is correct and Sandisk and others have know defective devices in use and still selling them,
although not my specialty, but just my basic training in Business Law they are most certainly open to Litigation under # a number of State & Federal Statutes. For Sandisk the problem is greater since I read @ Tweaktown that they actually admitted that current Firmware was defective and sent them a SPECIALLY FLASHED DRIVE with 5.0.3 Firmware for testing.
With our Litigious Society some Class Action Specialist will get wind of this and will be assure a boat load of money.
We as Consumers will get pennies if anything!!
This is not my bag I do Wills, Estate & Long Term Care Planning,the Drive Makers in my Legal Option are defenseless and continuing to sell the defective product increase liability 5 fold.
It will be interesting and just a matter of time before you see a Complaint filed.
Knowing my Colleagues in this Field nothing gets past them and this is as cvmmcg2 states a Slam Dunk.
Personally all I want is a Device that performs as advertised and it does seem that Sandisk is dragging their feet.