I did not respond to this thread earlier because even though I have used several of these devices with PCLOS, I don't remember which were the disasters.
I can tell you that I had one that did not work consistently so I bought a new one of the same make and model that was still on store shelves about six months to a year ago I think. It behaved the same way.
Anyway, it turns out that the device was an upgrade of an older version to give higher throughput...which it did...sort of.
What the manufacturer had done was kept the old chip set and modified the firmware to make it go faster.
The old chip set would overheat and cut out if you tried to use that faster speed for any useful length of time.
Just to test this assumption, I put the device on an extension cable and lowered it into a Styrofoam box with dry ice to keep it cool.
Sure enough, I could then transfer multi-gigabyte files with no problem
Apparently, they gambled on the fact that a large majority of users would use these on laptops whose batteries would probably die before it became obvious to the user that things were not right.
The vender modified their firmware or drivers so that on Windows, the system would throttle back without the user realizing it.
This does not work quite right on Linux though which created all kinds of weird disconnect problems etc.
I won't say which product this was because I am not certain. I did see the same thing on two different makes of devices that used the same make of chip set though.
The point of this post is to tell you to do some large file high speed transfers with what ever device you choose while it is still in warranty.
On the ones that I used, they would run for about twenty minutes at full speed before they started to behave oddly.