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Kingston Technology 16GB DataTraveler USB 2 GE9 DTGE9/16GB with Gold Metal Casing

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  • Ideal for storing and transferring documents for work, home or school or for sharing photos, videos and music with family and friends
  • Ultra-thin, gold metal finish
  • Award winning design makes the right impression with its distinct design (Red Dot design award)
  • Convenient - small, capless and pocket - sized for easy transport
  • Guaranteed - with five year warranty and free technical support
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Product Information

Size Name: 16GB
Technical Details
BrandKingston
Item Weight9 g
Product Dimensions0.5 x 1.2 x 3.9 cm
Item model numberDTGE9/16GB
SeriesDTGE9/16GB
ColorGold
RAM Size16384 MB
Voltage5 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB009DA7FCO
Best Sellers Rank 179 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight18 g
Date First Available1 Jan. 2012
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
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Product Description

Size Name: 16GB

Product Description

Kingston’s DataTraveler GE9 is a capless, ultra-thin Flash drive with a 24-carat gold-plated casing. It adds style to portable storage in a form factor that lets you easily use several drives side-by-side in USB ports. This stylish drive was designed by industrial designer Arman Emami, who won the Red Dot Industrial Design contest and is a multiple winner of this award. Its trend-setting design makes a strong impression. DataTraveler GE9 is backed by free technical support and the legendary reliability that makes Kingston the most trusted name in memory, with 25 years as the world’s independent memory leader.

Box Contains

1 x 16GB USB Datatraveler
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Vinay on 2 Dec. 2012
Size Name: 16GB
I'll admit I bought this purely for the looks - the GE9 is plated in a thin matt layer of 24K gold. The drive is all metal construction and with the large circular hole at the back, its easy enough to clip onto a keychain and there's little danger of it falling off. The underside is embossed with "Kingston" which helps in deciding which side is up. The USB contacts are at the other end and there is no cap to lose, you just push to insert the drive into a USB socket. After a bit of use, the gold plating at the connecter end does show a few signs of scuffing :-(

Kingston make three types of these DataTraveler drives (GE9, SE9, 109) and as far as I can tell, the innards are the same and it's only the external appearances which are different. (For a competing product, check out the Transcend T3 Gold - however, I don't like the exposed contacts on that)

GE9 - metal - gold - 8GB, 16GB
SE9 - metal - silver/champagne - 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
109 - plastic - various colours - 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

Read and write speeds (taken from expreview) suggest read speed of 19MB/s and write speed of 5MB/s which is slightly better than the average cheap USB stick. In my own measurements, when transferrng a 1GB file to and from the stick, I achieved speeds of 15MB/s for read and 3MB/s for writes. Part of the reason for the discrepancy might be that I have both disk encryption and anti-virus running. The Physical size is 1.5 inch x 0.5 inch x 0.2 inch.

Being all metal, the GE9 and SE9 are the ones to go for, and at most places I've checked, the SE9 is sold for a lower price than the same sized GE9, with the SE9 16GB model being the best value. The price difference may suggest that the gold is real after all!
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Dave R on 6 Jan. 2013
Size Name: 16GB
I have a couple of these now, the silver & the gold one (actually, I have one, the wifes' nabbed the other. I prefer the silver version but that's a matter of choice, the actual item itself appears to be exactly the same. Compared to plastic flash drives, this feels solid, with "Kingston" engraved on one side & the model etched on the other. It looks very classy.

This thing is small - the actual size is 39 mm x 12 mm x 5 mm. Bear in mind that the end is the size of your USB port. Until you actually see it out of it's packet, you don't appreciate how small it is - both will sit side-by-side on the top half of my thumb. Which can be a problem. More than once I've had to root around the bottom of the pocket in my laptop/briefcase to find it. So I've now put it on a lanyard so I can find it easier, which kind of defeats the object.

Transfer speed wise - seems comparable with other sticks, I haven't noticed any drop-off over a larger transfer than with any of my other flash drives or external hard drives. I'm sure someone will have the actual speeds, but in my world they're irrelevant - it's slow or good enough. This is better than good enough.

Would have been a 5-star but the small size is slightly irritating if you have sausage fingers like me. The wife loves it, but she's almost a foot shorter than me & has delicate little pinkies!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BB21738546 on 12 Dec. 2012
Size Name: 16GB
I have one in silver colour and it's great. Wonderful modern and sleek design. However, I must say it's almost too small! I had to attach a piece of string (or keyring) to it, not to lose it... which does kinda take away from the fanciness of it. Duh. Next time I think a bit larger USB stick will be my choice. I love the fact you don't need a cap though, but it's bit weird when the whole thing goes into the port and you can't be sure how deep to push it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By frankmice on 3 Dec. 2013
Size Name: 16GB Verified Purchase
Fantastic value,well made piece of apparatus. I have the gold and the silver models and am delighted with their construction and performance. I have a multitude of pictures,documents and songs safely recorded on both sticks and there is an abundance of extra space. Data transfer is so quick and positive. I would consider them to be the best I have used and I will certainly be having more. I recommend them very high in quality and they look so good too next to my MacBook.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By HardSaver on 12 Nov. 2012
Size Name: 16GB
Kingston DTGE9 DataTraveller 16GB.

I tested the read and write speed as follows by copying a very large 3.6GB single file to and from the device.

READ: 15.5MB/s - so about 4 mins to read a large 3.6GB file.
WRITE: 4.4MB/s - about 14mins to write 3.6GB.
This means it's a Class 6.

Size: About as big as the top of your thumb. It' small and handy on your keyring - with a decent loop. (plenty of other makes have stupid nipples with barely enough room to loop onto keys) It's the same size as the USB port across and widthways. Certainly fast enough for me to be happy with and with plenty of storage. I really like it.

TIPS:
- Don't forget to ENCRYPT any sensitive data for WHEN you lose the device (better to think you will lose it at some point than leave yourself open). For this, I fully recommend the free-cross platform Opensource TRUECRYPT (to find it google TuCOWS and TRUECRYPT).

- Think about using Google Drive/SkyDrive for storage of ready access documents if you haven't already.

All in all a good buy.
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