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4.0 out of 5 stars Great but with very minor practical flaws, 14 May 2011
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This review is from: Kingston Technology DataTraveler 101 Generation 2 16GB USB Flash Drive - Black (Personal Computers)
To be honest, as long as you can find a way to attach it to wherever you want to (if you want to attach it to anything), there is not really enough reason to not buy one of these. However, it is a real shame to have given this 4 stars to be honest, so I will cover the negative/s first:

- Main problem is really that the attachment hole is very small e.g. for if you want to attach it to keys, clothing etc. It will only take very fine guage string (potentially not very strong). It could do with either being bigger or being supplied with decent string (the kind you get with phone...dangling things!).
- I am still skeptical about the durability of the central swivel part, although it does seem much sturdier than any memory stick of the kind I have had.
- It seemed a little uncertain/slow at reading data at first, but that seems to have long stopped.

The the positives:
- Near the best value memory stick I have bought (for the build, the look, the feel and the capacity)...and I get through a lot of memory sticks.
- It seems (and has so far after a couple of weeks) like it could resist quite alot of rough treatment or a long time of moderate use.
- The materials and the general build are very reasurring and sturdy.
- Good read and write speeds, especially for the size.
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Initial post: 26 May 2011 17:34:45 BDT
Megatyte says:
Normally, Kingston memory sticks are supplied with a cord and ring to attach to key rings etc. It's quite easy to miss this as it is sandwiched in the packing / instruction card. I would imagine that many of these have been inadvertently disposed of.

A H

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Mar 2012 21:06:16 GMT
I just got one today and there was no ring or cord inside the packaging

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 01:11:14 BDT
Could you please comment on its write and read speeds please? USBDeview or Check flash are both free utilities you can download that will check the speed of your flash drive. Or even when writing or reading via windows 7 if you click on the more details drop down in the copying box it displays the speeds as windows clocks them (that isn't all that accurate but still gives a rough idea. This would be really helpful and much appreciated.

I'm after write speeds around 10mb/sec Plus

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2012 14:27:28 GMT
streetyson says:
Mr Simpson, I've seen the write-speed listed in technical details elsewhere for this item on many sites as 5MB/sec (and the read speed as 10MB/sec). A simple google search to ask and answer your question is a far better and easier plan than to expect others to download software and do tests for you (not to mention the fact that you'd be dependent on them be honest, and the qualities of their computer being similar to yours, etc).

Having said that, Amazon (or whoever compiled the tech details page) should have put this info there! The last bullet point says "transfer rates of 10MB/sec" - but this is misleading as it wrongly implies a write-speed. If you look at the bottom info line below the tech details' bullet points, it's cut off mid-sentence, but probably meant to read as "10MB/sec read and 5MB/sec write speed."

Hope that helps guys.
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