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4.0 out of 5 stars Seems pretty good, 20 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Kingston Technology DataTraveler 101 Generation 2 16GB USB Flash Drive - Black (Personal Computers)
I haven't run any speed tests, but this drive seems to write and read as fast as any other usb stick I've used. I'm glad about that, because the reason I bought it was to move 11GB HD video files around and it does that admirably.
Mind you, the first thing I did was to free up space by formatting the drive, thus getting rid of the preinstalled software - I would assume that things would also be slower if I hadn't done that.
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Initial post: 30 Aug 2011 15:37:54 BDT
Did you have to reformat from Fat 32 ? I am trying to find a USB that will allow me to transfer files larger that 4gig but they all seem to be restricted to this size on Fat 32 format ?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2011 15:47:48 BDT
Mr. S. Ali says:
you'll need to reformat it to NTFS if you want to move files which are larger then 4GB+ if you google up the method it should show you how ^^

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Sep 2011 09:54:27 BDT
Thank you.

Posted on 19 Feb 2012 11:12:23 GMT
I plugged it into a PC running Ubuntu Linux, formatted it and it works perfectly. What is this Fat32 or NTFS?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2012 02:16:53 GMT
Jon says:
You can format in either of those using Ubuntu - you choose the format you want with a dropdown if you're using the graphical Disk Utility program. The default is Ext4 which supports large files like NTFS but it wouldn't be readable by Windows.

Posted on 9 Mar 2012 21:10:56 GMT
Im still running on windows xp and I haven't got an option to change to NTFS through the normal channels, anyone know how I could do it as I want to put movies on it.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2012 17:52:49 BDT
Black says:
Funny I've tried to format through the Disk Utility program but says it is unable to do so because the device is mounted, how are you supposed to get around that?

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 01:50:02 BDT
Jon says:
I guess you've worked it out by now, but if not (or if anyone else needs to know) there's a step by step here - http://askubuntu.com/questions/68809/how-to-format-usb-or-external-drive-in-11-10

You need to click "unmount volume" before formatting.

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 01:03:21 BDT
Most hard drives before 2005 were formatted using Fat32, but since then the faster NTFS has been used on hard drives, and its supported on XP too

HOWEVER
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

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 11:29:53 BDT
Oscargrouch says:
I seem to get a write speed of 14.5 MB/sec on the 16gb pen. Hope this helps
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