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      Creator Todd A Naber on March 8

      I just received my Nifty Mini Drive from OWC... a 4gb model in Silver which is packed in a really sturdy 4.5" x 4.5" x .375" cardboard box with the Nifty logo (Manchester UK- made in China) and other printing.
      The Nifty removal tool is different.. not the logo laser cut out of steel but flat steel with the Nifty Squirrel logo laser cut into the tool with a hook on one side and a pokey end on the other all neatly packed in a red box with a Nifty One Year Limited Warranty.
      I removed the 4gb Kingston Micro SD HC card that came with the drive to see if the 64gb Sandisk Micro SD HC card that was originally offered to 'US' backers works with this Nifty.
      It works! Just wish I didn't have to pay twice to get the final product!

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      Creator Todd A Naber on March 5

      Hey Kickstarter Nifty Mini Drive backers (like me),
      If you're still waiting for your Mini Drive and haven't gotten it- here in the US a company called Other World Computers is selling the Mini Drive... might be the only way you get one!
      Here's the link: (http://eshop.macsales.com/search/nifty)
      I think those guys in Manchester have absconded our funds! :-(

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      Creator Jason on February 26

      same here. it's a long wait. My Macbook Pro gonna be 2 years old soon and i have not seen the mini-drive. Tried emailing, but staff asked me to look out for updates here, and there is no news on expected shipping dates. =(

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      Creator Geoffrey Ranson on February 17

      I still have not received my mini drive. Im a bit frustrated that i can go on photojojo and order one right now and have it in 3 days but I funded this in 2012 and i still don't have one?

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      Creator Richard Yapeter on February 12

      Same here never receive the mk3 drive even after having to pay to return the broken mk1

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      Creator Tony Law on February 10

      I have never received my pledge gift to date.

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      Creator STACT LLC on February 7

      Piers, and Steve,

      Ordered a nifty drive from your site and it's arrived here to vancouver in less than a week. Thankfully as my MacBook Air has been crashing due to lack of available storage space.

      Plugged it in, and boom, instantly doubled my storage space. Looks like it was designed by sir Johnny Ive himself. This is a long overdue purchase, and a no brainier for anyone owning a MacBook Air.

      As a kick starter creator (STACT) I can appreciate the rollercoaster ride. But I'm glad to be here to testify that you guys came thru in delivering an amazing product.

      Anything planned next??

      Jamie

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      Creator Chang Wai Yuen on January 29

      Finally got my MK3, they even threw in a 2GB card with it. Sorted things out via email

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      Creator Jimmy Hsieh on January 27

      I am a TRINITY-tier backer and, like Dan Dryden, I too have had read/write issues with the MK1 version. After reading about the tightness issue that some users have reported on the MK2s, I chose to wait for the MK3s instead. Well, the MK3s have finally arrived to me and thankfully they are all recognizable upon insertion and appear to function as expected; that's the good news.

      The somewhat-bad news is that, while I did receive 3 MiniDrives, one of them is the 2GB Micro SD card that Dan mentioned. The card appears to be built into the MiniDrive and is non-removable. This is disappointing since a 2GB MiniDrive is of much less use to me than what a swappable 64GB card can offer. So, if the 2GB non-removable MiniDrive is intended to be a bonus, then I am still out 1 MiniDrive.

      At this point, given all the delays and reading how there are still quite a few people who have not received anything, I'm thinking that I should just count my blessings and be glad that I at least have most of what I had pledged for. Thank you.

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      Creator Dan Dryden on January 23

      Sorry to all those having problems with theirs - I had the read/write issue with MkI, and the tightness issue with MkII, which have all been promptly replaced (I just received my MkIII just 3 days after I sent the email) which works perfectly. They also sent a 2GB Micro SD card with it this time! (Seems to be a new feature as the packaging is labelled with 2GB). Well done - very happy customer!

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      Creator Ronald on January 23

      I send a mail on 13 jan that i didnt receive my 2 nifty's.
      On 15 jan i got a response to verify my adres details, after confirming i got a mail that the order is processed.
      On 16 jan a mail that they are shipped.
      At 22 jan they arrived (a silver and black retina).
      The silver one tested and it works (writing to microsd too).

      So, only my patience was tested, but with normal communication i got what was promised.

      Thx!

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      Creator Travis Hoyt on January 14

      Well, looks like I'm not getting the product or a refund. Haven't heard a single thing. Very disappointing...

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      Creator Jonathan Riddell on January 7

      Finally got my refund!!

      So I'm out and prob won't be back to kickstarted due to this.

      So good luck everyone.........

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      Creator Jonathan Riddell on January 6

      Have asked for refund via Facebook hopefully i can get none back and be done with this!

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      Creator Ward Bowman on January 6

      Posted to Facebook.
      Got my money back.

      Waited 2 years for anything. Finally got my money back. Guess they aren't shipping anytime soon.

      And I am out.

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      Creator Ward Bowman on January 6

      https://www.facebook.com/TheNiftyMiniDrive

      They stopped updating Sept 20th 2013. But in comments to people posting they say they have more drives.

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      Creator Ward Bowman on January 5

      Got an email. Shipping next week. Waited a week and emailed back asking status. Response, "shipping next week".

      See the pattern?

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      Creator Jonathan Riddell on December 24

      Ward your lucky you got a response, I've had no reply after I ask for a refund lol

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      Creator Ward Bowman on December 24

      Just got another "next week" email. So "as I remember". Still no response for refund.

      It will now mean I have my new computer before I get any nifty drive.

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      Creator Ward Bowman on December 22

      So it is the start of next week.

      MK3's in kickstarter green shipping?

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      Creator James on December 20

      I had a mk1 for a little while, it suffered the tape-didn't-help-auto-write-protect bug. I sent it back and never saw my silver mk1. Rumor had it the replacement mk3 blue and silver were to ship in November.... 2013, right? :-)

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      Creator Ed Left on December 19

      Original backer. Have not had time to follow all the problems from this past year, just catching up.

      Cannot recommend this at all to anybody.

      Have both a Retina and Pro versions. Having problems with the a SANDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC card being recognized while in the Nifty. Works just fine with the SANDisk SD adapter (mounts on insert). Not mounted/recognized in the Nifty.

      Am really disappointed that this product does not work and this company appears to have been encountering continued problems throughout the year.

      Will I have lost my money? Will I be given a refund? Will I be given an exchange at some unspecified future time, that may or may not work?

      I hope for a response from the company in a timely fashion.

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      Creator Ward Bowman on December 18

      just got a response, totally ignoring my email again.

      I re-pointed out as "you remember" I was suppose to get a MK1. As "you remember" I was suppose to get a MK 2. And as "you remember" we were told that this would ship months ago in the email. Oh and as "you remember" we were told it would ship in Oct. Finally as "you remember" it would ship end of Nov early Dec. Now they want me to believe that it will ship end of Dec.

      I asked for a refund (I have received nothing ever), and I got told (as the same for the last year) to wait and they thank me for waiting.

      What I would like to know is how people have received several (2, 3, 4) and some have received nothing.

      Better yet, as I upgrade my computer this Christmas, this will be useless. Oh, and don't say ask for one for the new one I am getting. I have waited a year for anything, I will be buying something else. And then better yet, what happens when it doesn't work like @Christian's copy? More waiting? More promises?

      Hi Ward,

      Apologies for the delay in getting back to you - we received a high volume of emails since the relaunch of our website.

      I noticed that you ordered a coloured MiniDrive in the backer store. As you may remember from the email containing the coupon code, coloured MiniDrives require a custom manufacturing run and will be dispatched by the start of next week.

      Thank you for your patience. We're sure the wait will be worth it! :)

      Best,

      Jasmeet

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      Creator Jonathan Riddell on December 17

      Im now having the same experience as Ward Bowman. I was getting replies from emails asking what was going on and explaining that my non working sd card hadn't been replaced. I ask for a refund as I've not received anything from them apart from one damaged sd card,they then went silent.

      I expect to never receive my nifty drives and working sd cards or my money back. Basically I've had $70+ stole from me. Terrible customer support!!

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      Creator Christian Fredrickson on December 13

      My nifty drive is stuck in read only. How I fix this? MB pro retina. Not sure what gen how do i fix this?

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      Creator Justin Kieft on December 12

      I love the product the first 2 batches where bad but finally got a working one and I love it. Tnx for the great support and love the product. the new version is much improved version then the old one I love it tnx :)

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      Creator Ward Bowman on December 12

      Nifty support was responding with "wait more" emails to my requests.
      They went silent once I asked for a refund.

      Last update from Dec was "a few more weeks" for the kickstarter green ones. And keep waiting, and we are deeply sorry that I haven't received anything for the last year.

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      Creator Jonathan Riddell on December 9

      Come on give us an update or give us our money back!

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      Creator Awkward Hamster LLC on December 9

      The 3rd Nifty MiniDrive Retina I received didn't fit in my MacBook Pro 15" Retina either. Nifty is offering a refund or said I can wait for the redesign. But, they don't have a timeline as to when the next version will be released.

      I made a video demonstrating the issue with the third Nifty MiniDrive Retina.

      http://youtu.be/nbf0qmPn7QU

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      Creator Toby Thornton on December 8

      I never received anything from this campaign. I've been very patient, just sitting back and hoping that, with time, you would work out whatever kinks and I would eventually get something in exchange for my backing pledge nearly a year and a half ago...

      Could you please provide some update on when/if I will receive a product from you? If not, are there options to get my money back?

      It's been so long that the original computer I ordered this for is now my second/backup computer. Please advise.

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      Creator Ward Bowman on December 7

      Was told by support, the it will be "a few more weeks" before the MK3s ship.
      Again, never received anything.
      Note the email with the coupon code said OCT ship. There was an email from Nov 5th that said end of Nov/early Dec. So support doesn't know the emails they send nor the order.
      A few more weeks. Never received anything but emails. Great. Never an offer for a non-kickstart colored drive cover while i wait. Just, "please wait, we know it is frustrating". For a product that is a year late.
      Now from support on DEC 2nd:
      As you may remember from the email containing the coupon code, colored MiniDrives require a custom manufacturing run and due to some additional QA procedures that have been added to the production line we are now expecting to ship in few weeks. We hope you can hang on for a few more weeks, and we'll get this out to you as soon as possible.

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      Creator Jonathan Riddell on December 7

      Well the date i was told shipping would happen has been and gone. I expect to never see my nifty minidrives :(

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      Creator Joe Kim on December 5

      Sorry to reply again, but is it possible to get my money refunded? I think that would save both parties a lot of stress.

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      Creator Joe Kim on December 5

      hello! i have a mk1 and it never worked. I never received an mk2 or an mk3. Please let me know what is going on. I am itching to use this thing!

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      Creator jack diboise on December 3

      Still haven't received my MiniDrives (v1, v2 or v3) my father received his MiniDrives just fine. I'd very much like to know what's going on, this is my third comment type message I've left here: I haven't recieved any responses to the first two so I'd like to be pleasantly surprised, but don't expect to be...

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      Creator Ward Bowman on December 1

      Funny, looked at their site.
      All MiniDrives come with a complimentary 2GB microSD card.
      If you order from them now, you pay $9 more and get an SD card. I paid $9 less, spent a year with nothing, and people ordering today will probably get theirs (at the rate we are going) before some of us get ours.

      http://theniftyminidrive.com/products

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      Creator Ward Bowman on December 1

      Still never received any Nifty Drives.
      Not in the first batch, not in the second. Not in the third.
      I haven't moved, changed email addresses, or received any packages.
      Others have received theirs, some even have had 1, 2 or more replacements for dead ones.
      Any update?

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      Creator Benjamin on November 24

      I've a really annoying problem with Mavericks and the latest MK3.. the Spotlight Index gets permanently corrupted, indexing keeps being in the stage where the remaining time is calculated. Sometimes it will finally start indexing, but after 10 minutes it will start again. If I put the nifty drive into privacy, it will succeed indexing, but after a reboot, the MK3 will get deleted from privacy and the issue starts all over again.

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      Creator Fabrizio Autino on November 21

      Thank you guys. My (final) Mini Drive arrived and it's working.

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      Creator Kevin Whitley + KWA Design on November 19

      I received my replacement Minidrive a few days ago, plugged it into my Macbook Pro...and nothing...absolutely dead. It is not recognised by the computer at all. I tested the SD card slot on the computer with a Sandisk SDHC Card and it worked perfectly. The Nifty product doesn't work...the first model didn't work and the second replacement model hasn't worked. Frankly I'm tired of this project and would like my money refunded.

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      Creator Jonathan Disher on November 17

      Wait, Mk3's are shipping? I never received my mk1, opted to wait for the mk3, and haven't heard anything in months. So disappointed.

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      Creator Jonathan Riddell on November 15

      Hope they do arrive start of dec like they have said. So far for my pledge I've received nothing but emails :(

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      Creator ilicco elia on November 14

      Hi all can we expect any answers to these ongoing issues ? Thanks

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      Creator Jan Zollondz on November 14

      I have got the same problem as Fabrizio:
      I received the new version of the Minidrive as the first one was broken after a short-time.
      The new one damaged a brand-new 64GB Micro-SDHC and the Nifty is unusable, too!

      I dont get any answers anymore from your support team (via mail), so please refund my money (for the sdhc card, too!

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      Creator Ken Ng on November 8

      Jayare: Same here too. Hope there will be a new version made for the new 15" Haswell MBP Retina.

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      Creator Matthias Zirngibl on November 4

      I have received my replacement Nifty Drive MK3, but it has the same issue than before: the card is mounted read only!

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      Creator ilicco elia on November 3

      Guys are you able to let me know what has happened to my nifty drives and the sd cards I ordered... Am waiting for mk3 niftys and the 2 cards I ordered separately. Have had nothing since the first faulty batch. Thanks ilicco

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      Creator Fabrizio Autino on November 3

      Dear Sirs, I've received my Nifty MKIII. It's the second one and it doesn't work.
      Not only it doesn't work, but the 64GB microSD card UHS-I (SanDisk Class 10) that I bought from you on october 24th 2012 is now "burned" (when it was sitting too tight in the other mini drive it worked). My Macbook Air can't read it and can't initialize it. So now I've a Minidrive and a Sd card unusable. The Sd card has become a piece of plastic, as my bramd new broken minidrive :-(
      Hope you can help. Thank you and best regards. F.

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      Creator Jayare Cichanski on October 31

      Just got a new 15" Haswell and was surprised to find that my MK3 Nifty stuck out about 2mm. It fit absolutely flawlessly in my mid 2012 15" Retina. Very odd and I haven't seen anyone else mention it so I thought everyone should get a heads up. Hope to see the guys figure it out...that extra storage will be missed.

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      Creator Chang Wai Yuen on October 29

      Received an email on 14 Aug to select color for replacement MK3, nothing in the mailbox yet so far - location Malaysia. Hope you can advise, thanks

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