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Kingston Technology DataTraveler 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Gold Metal Casing) DTGE9/8GB
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- Ideal for storing and transferring documents for work, home or school or for sharing photos, videos and music with family and friends
- Stylish - ultra-thin, gold metal finish
- Award-winning design - makes the right impression with its superior design (Red Dot design award)
- Convenient - small, capless and pocket-sized for easy transport
- Guaranteed - peace of mind with five-year warranty and free technical support
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Kingston DataTraveler Comparison Chart
DataTraveler 101 G3
DataTraveler SE9 3.0
|Capacities||Yellow: 8GB |
|8GB - 64GB||Blue: 16GB |
|8GB - 64GB||8GB - 64GB||8GB - 16GB|
|USB 3.0 compatible||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Read Speed||n/a||40MB/s (16GB - 64GB)||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Write Speed||n/a||10MB/s (16GB - 64GB)||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Dimensions (DxWxL)||55mm x 21mm x 10.1mm||60mm x 21.2mm x 10mm||155mm x 22mm x 9mm||12mm x 45mm x 5mm||25.6mm x 16.7mm x 8.4 mm||39.00mm x 12.35mm x 4.55mm|
|File transfer with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|File transfer with Mac OS X 10.6 and above||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|File transfer with Linux Kernel 2.6 and above||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Kingston’s DataTraveler® GE9 USB Flash drive is a stylish, ultra-thin drive with a 24-carat gold-plated casing. Its ultra-thin form factor lets you easily use several drives side-by-side in USB ports. DTGE9 was designed by industrial designer Arman Emami, who won the Red Dot Industrial Design contest and is a multiple winner of this award. Its trendsetting design makes a strong impression. DataTraveler GE9 is covered by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston® reliability.See all Product description
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Kingston make three types of these DataTraveler drives (GE9, SE9, 109) and as far as I can tell, the innards are the same and it's only the external appearances which are different. (For a competing product, check out the Transcend T3 Gold - however, I don't like the exposed contacts on that)
GE9 - metal - gold - 8GB, 16GB
SE9 - metal - silver/champagne - 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
109 - plastic - various colours - 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
Read and write speeds (taken from expreview) suggest read speed of 19MB/s and write speed of 5MB/s which is slightly better than the average cheap USB stick. In my own measurements, when transferrng a 1GB file to and from the stick, I achieved speeds of 15MB/s for read and 3MB/s for writes. Part of the reason for the discrepancy might be that I have both disk encryption and anti-virus running. The Physical size is 1.5 inch x 0.5 inch x 0.2 inch.
Being all metal, the GE9 and SE9 are the ones to go for, and at most places I've checked, the SE9 is sold for a lower price than the same sized GE9, with the SE9 16GB model being the best value. The price difference may suggest that the gold is real after all!
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