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Kingston Datatraveler 101 Gen 2 With urDrive 8GB USB 2.0 (Red)
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- Handy - compact size, swivel design
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- Fashionable - available in multiple colors
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From the Manufacturer
With DataTraveler101 G2, budget-conscious users get an easy way to store, carry and transfer data between computers and other devices. DataTraveler 101 G2 features a capless, swivel design available in multiple colors by capacity. Its small form factor makes it the ideal compact, lightweight storage solution. DataTraveler 101 G2 is customizable¹ with your company’s logo — a great way to promote your business or organization.
¹Conditions apply; contact your local sales representative or visit the official website for details.
²Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at the official website.
- Capless swivel design
- Compact form factor
- Co-Logo available¹
Capless swivel design
The drive swivels open and closed to protect it when not in use. And there’s no cap to lose or break.
Small form factor
Compact and lightweight, DT101 G2 is easy to take with you, wherever you go.
Available in multiple colors
DT101 G2 is available in multiple colors, by capacity.
Available in multiple capacities
Capacities up to 32GB mean there’s one that’s just right for all your files.
|DataTraveler101 G2||DataTraveler SE9||DataTraveler GE9||DataTraveler Micro|
|Speed²||Standard USB 2.0||Standard USB 2.0||Standard USB 2.0||Standard USB 2.0|
|Feature(s)||Swivel cap. Compact design.||Metal casing. Capless mini design. 2012 Red Dot design winner.||24-carat gold-plated metal casing. Capless mini design. 2012 Red Dot design winner.||Ultra-small and Lightweight. Ideal size for tablet PCs, car stereos and slim notebooks.|
Top Customer Reviews
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).Read more ›
"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."
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It works, but the metal cap scratches the plastic at the end. It seems the metal will end up scratching or breaking the bottom part of the flash drive. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by An old customer
Let me first state that I have an Asus UX32VD laptop running Win7 64 bit with a SSD and 10GB of ram. I also have multiple western digital 3. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kris H.