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5.0 out of 5 stars More than happy with this., 10 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Kingston Technology DataTraveler G4 USB 3.1 Gen 1/USB 3.0 Flash Drive - 16 GB (Personal Computers)
Well I had 14.5GB of large video files of varying video formats ranging from 716 MB to 2,198 MB to put onto a Kingston DataTraveler 101 Gen 2 16GB USB Drive thumb (flash) drive for a friend. I decided the best way to do this was to simply grab the whole lot and do the transfer while I went out to post a parcel.

I came home some 15 minutes later and my computer was telling me there were still some 45 minutes left!!

I lost my temper, stopped the transfer and came onto Amazon to spend as little money as possible on a USB 3.0 Thumb (flash) drive, as a Christmas gift for him.
I found this Kingston, the cheapest option and ordered two of them.

OK, here we go - the same computer, the same folder, the same files, and the same all-in-one-go transfer. The only difference - the new Kingston thumb (flash) drive was put into the front USB 3.0 slot (connected to a USB 3.0 Header and not directly out the back of the mobo).

With nothing else going on regarding software usage as was the case when I went shopping, all the files transferred in a grand total of........wait for it!

11 minutes and 06 seconds......a difference of 48 minutes and 45 seconds.
The write speed averaged 174.2Mb/s (megabits per second) or if you prefer 21.77MB/s (megabytes per second)

Taking the files back off and putting them back onto the same HDD took 4 minutes and 18 seconds:
That is makes average read speed of 56.2MB/s (megabytes per second) or 449.6 Mb/s (megabits per second)

It beats hands down the original drive I was trying to use.

All in all if it is a great speed increase over a USB 2 drive you are after then it is a very good drive for the money.- Superb, nuf' said!
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Initial post: 22 Jan 2014 02:22:16 GMT
Netlom says:
Can you prove speed advertised?
Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2014 09:41:57 GMT
Jeff Davies says:
Well insofar as what I have stated here was actually accurate as I sat in front of my computer and timed it, othert than that....no. Of course, I did buy two and did the same test on the second one as well, as that one was for me, it did the same to within a couple of seconds.
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