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Kingston DataTraveler I - 4 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive DTI/4GB
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- Designed to Hi-Speed USB 2.0 specifications
- Pocket-sized for easy transportability
- Just plug and play into a USB port
- Stores cap securely on end of device to prevent loss of cap
- Five-year warranty
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Get affordable, mobile USB storage. This 4 GB USB flash drive lightens your load without emptying your wallet. As easy as click and drag, the DataTraveler holds just about any file you can think of, from reports and pictures, to spreadsheets and other important documents. It works with virtually any device with a USB port--even cross-platform from Macintosh to PC and vice versa.
Now you can store, carry and transfer files quickly in an affordable, convenient device. The DataTraveler from Kingston helps budget-conscious users break storage barriers, allowing you to easily store and move files in a device no bigger than a pocketknife.
Backed by a five-year warranty and Kingston's legendary service and support, the DataTraveler is a reliable, inexpensive solution for carrying files or your next promotion.
Top Customer Reviews
The new one arrived quickly, but performed identically to the old one. For kicks, I installed Sandra 2008 and benchmarked the device's performance. I found that, for small files (512 B), the transfer rate was barely 1 kBps. I contacted Kingston support again, this time providing more details about my testing and the benchmark results I'd gotten out of Sandra. The tech confirmed that this is a low-end device, that the slowness I was experiencing was normal, and that I probably should have sprung for something in their DTS line (too rich for my blood).
Now the good news. If you don't tend to copy a lot of small files, you'll probably be perfectly happy with this device. Once the file size gets to about 256 kb, writes to this drive speed up nicely. Reads are always fast. And tech support was exemplary. My only other complaint would be that the cheap plastic case does not inspire confidence.
No matter how you look at it, however, this is not a 5-star item by any stretch of the imagination. Not even for the money.
I use truecrypt for creating/using an encrypted partition. Works fine, but one word of warning. Format the encrypted partition as FAT. An NTFS partition running on a thumb drive can have dismount issues. Eventually, those issues will trash the partition.
I've run this drive for a month now and it has been fine even though it bangs around in a pocket with phone, knife, change, etc. A corsair drive failed after a few days of this treatment.
One solution: spend an extra five bucks for the slightly larger Kingston drive with identical capacity and a retractable USB connection. Problem: it has no ring or hole--nothing to attach a key or neck chain to. Another solution: pick up the deeply discounted Sandisk Cruzer for twenty bucks. Problem: much of the memory is used up by Sandisk's gratuitous programs which, moreover, are not designed for Mac-compatibility.
I'm still waiting. In the meantime, maybe I'll get lucky and come across my latest Kingston that's MIA.
[Later: Transcend makes an affordable retractable flash drive (JetFlash V10) that attaches easily to a key ring and is noticeably faster in transferring files than this Kingston. Moreover, it's Mac-friendly, since its Vista software appears in the drive only if you choose to install it.]
* It's nice and slim so it rides in my pocket quite sweetly
* It's a heck of a lot more convenient than messing with CDs or DVDs
* It's even kind of pretty ;)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4GB? Yeah, I know, out of date. But, I still have this. Use it to exchange files with friends. Not big enough (now days) for Backing up "Volumes" (like your boot drive,... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Brian J. Ansorge
Some flash drives fail, but I've used this flash drive consistently for years and never had a problem with it.Published 28 days ago by Bmore
I bought this flash drive around 8 years ago, used it all the time, and it's still going strong!Published 5 months ago by Julie Tillman