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4.0 out of 5 stars Great little data device - Some tips in this review., 12 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Kingston Technology 16GB DataTraveler USB 2 GE9 DTGE9/16GB with Gold Metal Casing (Accessory)
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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Initial post: 18 Nov 2012 12:51:53 GMT
Thanks for the concise good review. I have one question for who can answer it. I bought the silver one 16Gb same model , not sure same speed characteristics as I never tested it against your numbers, but the question is: is the gold case indication of any different speed factors or just a random choice of style? thanks for any feedback

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2012 11:27:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2012 11:37:48 GMT
Vinay says:
I have both the Silver (SE9) and Gold (GE9) versions of this USB stick and can't say I've noticed any difference in speed. So I think the Gold plating is just a fashion statement. The datasheets for these drives can be found on the Kingston website but no performance figures are quoted, in a table listing all the "DataTraveler" products, the speed is shown as "standard" for both.
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