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Actually, turns out this thing is probably trash. After writing over 300 GB to it, got constant BSOD's attempting to write files to it. Every time, the BSOD error code was different. I thought it might be related to CBT from the latest update of Reflect, but even after uninstalling CBT and restarting, got BSOD's every time a few files were written to this flash drive. I'm sending this back and trying the 3.1 drive instead.
EDIT: Had better luck formatting this flash drive as an exFAT, the default format under Windows 10. I lost the ability to boot Reflect from it, but, at least, I stopped getting BSOD's every time I tried writing to the flash drive after reaching X capacity written. With that in mind, can I recommend this flash drive? Probably not, really. One shouldn't have to format a flash drive just to get it to work properly. And who's to say I just didn't randomly get by with no BSOD's attempting to write to it again during the rest of the last few writes? It could be lurking to bite me later on down the road.
As for not being able to boot Reflect from it, I mean, maybe there's a way to get DISKPART to get it to do that and still keep the full format capacity available. I just don't know what it is.
I will try the USB 3.1 PNY next time and see how well that goes.
EDIT 2: Yeah, this flash drive is unreliable trash. I copied over a lot of Reflect image files to it. One of the manual Verifies I performed failed on a file part. I copied over the data offset failure file and tried again and the Verify completed. I came across another one where this happened. I copied over the bad file again and tried again. It failed again on the same file part. I Verified the file from the source drive and it is not corrupt. So, this drive is just plain terrible at writes and is just trash. Goeth back it to Amazon.com.