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Kingston Technology DataTraveler G3 16GB USB Flash Drive - Blue

by Kingston
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (899 customer reviews)


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  • Convenient sturdy loop supports most key rings
  • Simple just plug into a USB port
  • Practical cap protects the USB plug
  • Available in multiple colours by capacity
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandKingston
Item Weight18 g
Product Dimensions2.2 x 6.6 x 1.1 cm
Item model numberDTIG3/16GB
Color16GB - Blue
  
Additional Information
ASINB003ULW7HU
Best Sellers Rank 4,408 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight82 g
Date First Available2 July 2010
  
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

Product Description

The new generation of a Kingston DataTraveler, ideal for your important documents music, video clips and favourite photos that can be stored and retrieved in a flash it’s a perfect fit for the office, home, school and wherever you travel.

Manufacturer's Description

The new generation of a Kingston DataTraveler, ideal for your important documents music, video clips and favourite photos that can be stored and retrieved in a flash it’s a perfect fit for the office, home, school and wherever you travel.


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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good usb Drive 24 Sep 2011
By Aloha
Size Name:8GB|Verified Purchase
Points about the drive
1. Colour is same as shown in pic.
2. Not much of packaging just simple plastic package(easy to open).
3. Made in China.
4. 5 years warranty.
5. LED blinks when drive is in use.

Plus point.
1. Well built, looks strong.
2. Comes with cap, not like other USB drive.
3. Read write speed is good.

Negative point.
1. Key ring won't go in the hole which is provided.
2. On laptops where two USB slot are very close to each other you won't be able to connect two USB drive at once due to it's shape.

Following is xbench read write test result on macbook pro 13.3 inch running Lion.

Results 10.53
System Info
Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.7.1 (11B26)
Physical RAM 4096 MB
Model MacBookPro5,5
Drive Type Kingston DataTraveler G3
Disk Test 10.53
Sequential 11.17
Uncached Write 7.66 4.70 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 7.08 4.01 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 18.52 5.42 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 30.85 15.50 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 9.96
Uncached Write 4.31 0.46 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 6.64 2.13 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 186.16 1.32 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 73.40 13.62 MB/sec [256K blocks]
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87 of 91 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive 12 Dec 2010
Size Name:8GB
I bought this 8GB DataTraveler and a TDK TRANS-IT 8GB today. I only wanted one but I couldn't choose between them because neither had read/write specs. When I got home I benchmarked both to find out which I'll use and which will collect dust.

The Kingston Generation 3 8GB DataTraveller USB Drive reads at avg 11MB/seconds and writes at avg 5MB/second (4.5 - 6.3MB/sec)

The TDK USB 8GB Trans-IT Drive read at 21-23MB/second and wrote at avg 5MB/second.

If you don't plan on moving a lot of data in a rush then this device is a great deal. As a readyboost drive it more than meets the min specs. If you use your usb thumb drives a lot to move a lot of data then look for a faster one, there are a lot out there.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality item with retro styling 22 Mar 2011
Size Name:16GB
I bought this Kingston flashdrive mainly because I wanted a well-respected brand. It works just fine and is sturdy and well made, which is all you can really ask from a flashdrive. I like the retro 1960s Soviet-style design. From a practical point of view it is easy to insert and remove in USB sockets, thanks to ribbed side grips. Getting the protective cap off is not always easy as it is smooth, slippery and tapers away, so is hard to grip sometimes. And the drive won't attach to a normal keyring because the slot provided is too narrow. How difficult can it be to consider these basic things at the design stage?? But these are very minor niggles indeed. It's not obvious from the photos or the description, but there is a flashing transmit/receive light hidden under the Kingston logo. Overall I'm very pleased with this product. Quality at a reasonable price.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value 15 Oct 2010
Size Name:16GB|Verified Purchase
I bought this memory stick as i have a much older 2Gb version that has performed faultlessly, and have not been disappointed.
Fast upload and download speeds as i expected from Kingston. Highly recommended.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kingston Data Traveller 18 May 2011
By jonnyD
Size Name:8GB|Verified Purchase
Bought a couple of these; 1 to backup my work PC and 1 for home use. Nice quality plastic moulding with small ribs on each edge so you can grip it easily. The colour denotes the memory size (eg yellow=8Gb). The case seems pretty tough - you would have to be a bit of an animal to break it in normal use. The cap clicks on ok, but prone to getting lost just like most other USB sticks on the market. The slot in the case for attaching a key ring is very narrow, probably only 1mm, so check this out if its important. It lights up when being accessed. Speed is not that important to me, however I have several other makes of USB stick and this one seems no slower or faster. Superfast delivery and ultra-low price from indigostarfish. What more can I say? Does the job. I would the buy same again if I need any more.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy 5 Jan 2012
By Savvy
Size Name:16GB|Verified Purchase
I have used a Kingston 2gb USB flash drive in the past and was not disappointed with this 16gb one as its just as good as my old one. The casing is a white plastic one with a removable cap and what appears to be a smart blue rubber grip on either side of it to facilitate easy insertion and removal from your USB port. This is a Kingston Generation 3 drive - it is not a USB 3 drive so the data transfer speeds are the usual USB2 ones, which is fine for my use.

Yes the removable cap at the top (which hides the usb connection and keeps it dust free) can be lost if you don't forget to clip it back on are of a careless nature. But I have never had that problem with any of my USB flash drives because I always guard my USB sticks carefully as they contain personal data and so its unlikely I will ever lose a USB stick or its cap. Yes the slot at the end is too thin to enable the USB stick to be inserted into a key ring but who would want to insert a 16GB disk into a key ring and risk damage or theft of so much data?

The USB drive comes formatted in FAT32 and shows a formatted capacity of 14.9GB. I was going to format it to NTFS to gain a bit more formatted storage space but on researching the topic on the net realised that it was best to leave it at FAT32. The USB drive has a green flashing LED in the centre to indicate data transfer.

With the progression to USB3 I suspect prices of this and other USB2 drives will continue to fall in the future, but I am happy with this purchase and have no hesitation in recommending this drive to anyone who expects the usual Kingston reliability and performance.
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