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fast, cheap, and no u3 junk - highly recommend,
This review is from: Kingston Data Traveler 2 GB USB Drive (DTI/2GB) (Accessory)For the guy who posted above, there is no lanyard included with this flash drive.
I got this a couple days ago. Looking for something that could hold large files to let me switch from a laptop to desktop and back more easily (no more toting a whole external hard drive back and forth).
Other than cost (and this seems to be a good bargain), my other issue when looking at flash drives is speed (also I didn't want any of that U3 crud). I transferred a 490 MB file to the flash drive in just about 3 minutes. That's more than fast enough for me.
The flash drive has turned out to be a silver lining too. After I found out I would not be able to install Linux on my desktop, I found that I can actually install various Linux distros to the flash drive and boot from it instead (search for pen drive linux), with plenty of space still to spare.
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Initial post: Dec 27, 2007 6:09:07 PM PST
you know you can just uninstall the u3 stuff from the drive/computer?
Posted on Nov 26, 2008 1:49:14 PM PST
E. Prichett says:
Just be aware that you must pay $5.95 for EACH flash drive. I ordered ten for a class of eighth grade student
in a poorer section of Oakland, CA. I was charged $59.95 shipping charges. It was hard to believe.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2008 1:03:41 AM PST
Philip Henderson says:
I am beginning to think by your comments and what happened to me recently in price differences between the same Kingston 8GB flash drive that I might have to do more of my shopping elsewhere. I don't trust Amazon near as much now.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010 7:12:47 PM PDT
Your description of it being "fast" because it moved 490MB in 3 minutes or so is, first anecdotal, and second, if true, would mean 10 GB would take an hour to move.
I use a firefly at work that can moved 10GB in a fraction of that time.
But if this is a good USB I will buy it cause I want it to store family photos to store at another location so we have our memories should anything go wrong. I still don't trust the security of files on Skydrive or the like....I want to be more confident that my data will be around down the road should my duplicate storage at home crash, slim chance both will go I know but there are many other things that could happen being that the data is in just one room.
Posted on Sep 13, 2010 7:58:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 13, 2010 8:01:23 PM PDT
PT Shepard says:
It would be nice if Amazon separated comments by capacity. I don't think comments about a 2GB drive are helpful regarding a 32GB drive.
Posted on Jan 24, 2011 12:38:21 PM PST
Leonard J. Riccio says:
Bought flash disk rated at 8GB to create recovery disk which requires a capacity of 8GB. However, it turns out the device is only 7.2 capacity... How about that!!!! I did a quick format and it still reflects 7.2 GB, so I have to buy another flash disk larger than 8 GB...
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