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Kingston Digital 16GB DataTraveler 101 G2 USB 2.0 Drive - Black (DT101G2/16GBZ)

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  • Supports Windows 7, Vista, XP & Mac
  • Sleek capless design no cap to lose
  • Available in multiple colors by capacity
  • Capacities up to 32GB
  • Dimensions -2.25 x 0.68 x 0.39 Inches (57.18mm x 17.28mm x 10.00mm)
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Capacity: 16 GB | Package Type: Standard Packaging

Product Description

Kingston’s DataTraveler 101 Generation 2 (G2) is a convenient storage companion that lets you take all of your data to your home, office, school and anywhere you travel. Sleek, practical and attractively designed, the affordable DataTraveler 101 G2 serves the needs of the budget-conscious user as well as those looking for significant storage capacity in a lightweight, compact drive. It features a capless, swivel design for added functionality and ease of use and is available in multiple colors by capacity. DataTraveler 101 G2 is backed by legendary Kingston reliability plus a five-year warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Kingston Data Traveler at a Glance Kingston DT101G2
Available in multiple colors by capacity.

A Kingston favorite, DataTraveler features large capacity storage to store or transport your favorite documents, music, video clips, photos and more.

Kingston Data Traveler DT101G2
Convenient and practical portable storage. View larger
Suits You

Available in multiple colors by capacity and is available with your company's logo, making a great promotional item for your business.


DataTraveler features a handy key loop so you can keep it on your keychain.


Comes with a cap to protect the USB connector.


Supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac, and Linux.

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For added peace of mind, DataTraveler is backed by free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

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Capacity: 16 GB | Package Type: Standard Packaging
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Brand NameKingston
Item model numberDT101G2/16GBZ
Hardware PlatformPC, Mac, Unix
Operating SystemWindows 7, Windows Vista (SP1, SP2), Windows XP (SP2, SP3), Windows 2000 (SP4), Mac OS v.10.5.x+, Linux v.2.6.x+
Item Weight0.8 ounces
Item Dimensions L x W x H4.50 x 4 x 0.50 inches
Color Standard Packaging
Computer Memory TypeDDR DRAM
Voltage5 volts
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Date First AvailableJuly 21, 2010
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1,196 of 1,233 people found the following review helpful By NLee the Engineer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on January 29, 2011
Size: 32 GBPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
[Note on Nov 1, 2012]
Amazon combined all Kingston DataTraveler DT101 Gen2 USB drives (4GB to 32GB) under the same product page. This may have created confusions for people looking for a specific capacity. I have tested both the 8GB and 32GB versions from this Kingston series, and can confirm that they have exactly the same dimensions and nearly identical data transfer speed.
Original review (which refers to the 32GB version) follows:

This Kingston DataTraveler DT101 Gen2 32GB USB flash drive has a very nice compact design. It is about the same size as the SanDisk Cruzer Micro (with the USB port retracted). See the size comparison picture I uploaded to Customer Images section. What cannot be seen from the picture is that the Kingston drive is slightly thicker. That makes it impossible to insert two Kingston flash drives into two adjacent USB ports, whereas two Sandisk drives can be stacked one on top of another.

I benchmarked the Kingston DT101 G2 flash drive as soon as I received it. The initial result I got, using the free "Flash Memory Toolkit" program, was not very impressive. It shows that for smaller files of 1-5MB, the write speed is only 5.7 - 6.2MB/s (see the Customer Image section for screenshot). In contrast, the Transcend 16 GB JetFlash 500 was able to achieve higher speed of 6.8MB/s (for 1MB file) to 11.3MB/s (for 5MB file).
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500 of 520 people found the following review helpful By German on January 6, 2011
Size: 16 GBPackage Type: Standard Packaging
EXCELLENT product but you HAVE to format the device in order to transfer big files... just as Kingston Tech Support (and other kind buyers) explained:

"In order to copy large files more then 4GB it has to be converted into NTFS. FAT32 has a limitation of only 4GB. To format to NTFS, please follow these instructions. Warning: If you have data on the drive, you should save it elsewhere as this process will erase it all.

1. Go into My Computer and, right click on the drive and select format.
2. Under File System select NTFS and click on Start. If you do not have an option for NTFS, close the format box and go into Device Manager by right clicking on My Computer and selecting Properties.
3. Click on the Hardware tab and click on Device Manager button.
4. Expand Disk Drives and right click on the Kingston drive and select Properties.
5. Click on the Policies tab and click "Optimize for performance and OK.
6. Then go back into My Computer, right click on the drive and select format and make sure NTFS is selected for the file system. Select quick format and OK."

EXCELLENT product.
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747 of 811 people found the following review helpful By Teahouse Fox VINE VOICE on March 8, 2011
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I have a collection of USB thumb drives and use them for a wide range of activities. I transport files, use them as a portable work environment, install portable apps, encrypt them with passwords, transport files from one network to another, use them to boot, ReadyBoost, and run an entire OS - things most consumers will never likely care about.

Because I use them so often, it's hard to get excited over a new USB drive unless it has something new or innovative about the design. I'm not excited about this drive. I had an immediate positive reaction to a USB drive with a similar design concept: a small footprint drive with a swinging metal shield. But where the PNY Micro Swivel Attache perfected the swivel design in a tiny 4GB drive, and the HP v115w Flash Drive did the same in a 16GB model, the Datatraveler made a larger, less elegant cover that can hardly be given that name.

It is a good drive, in that it's an excellent price and performs well. There is an activity light that flashes as the drive is being accessed. I don't use the Kingston app, but instead installed PortableApps on it, which works like a charm. But the cover is about useless, providing little if any protection if you were to place the drive in a briefcase, backpack, pocket or drawer. It's loose and swings freely, never staying in place and offering virtually no protection. If you plug this thing in, and hardly ever remove it, except to plug it right in to another computer, then this is probably not going to trouble you.
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298 of 325 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Nicklas on March 12, 2011
Size: 4 GBPackage Type: Standard Packaging
I recently got 2 of these flash drives to install operating system iso's on them, to make installing operating systems on other computers quick and easy. The first flash drive I used happily for basic file saving before I copied over the image of the operating system. Once I copied over the operating system and installed the operating system from the flash drive onto a different pc, I got error messages late into the install. So I ran the utility ChkFlsh on it and found some bad sectors. This makes the flash drive useless since you can't fix bad sectors on a removable flash drive. This was bound to happen, since I have seen similar problems before on previous flash drives that were used heavily over time (although I hadn't used this particular flash drive heavily).

Shrugging it off as a fluke. I cracked open the case for the other new flash drive. Copied over the operating system image and installed it on a pc. Again, errors popped up late into the install. Scanned it for bad sectors, which again showed up quickly. Now I am dissatisfied with Kingston for sending 2 flash drives with bad sectors on them. This never showed up in my earlier model flash drives (Kingston DataTraveler I - 4 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive DTI/4GB).

This product is useful if you don't intend on filling the stick up completely with large important data files. Smaller files will most likely never hit the bad sectors. For now I recommend the earlier Kingston models which I have scanned time and time again and rarely find bad sectors.

Edit: Just wanted to mention one other con. The swivel is a con. It causes the flash drive to be too thick to stick into tight USB spaces. This is fine if you have a USB port all by itself, but if you have multiple USB ports side-by-side, then it will block (or make an uncomfortably tight squeeze for) the neighboring USB device.
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