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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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Size Name: 8GB

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Size: 8GB
Technical Details
BrandKingston
Item Weight9 g
Product Dimensions0.5 x 1.2 x 3.9 cm
Item model numberDTGE9/8GB
SeriesDATA Traveler GE9 DTGE9/8GB
ColorGold
RAM Size8192 MB
Voltage5 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB009DA7F6K
Best Sellers Rank 1,674 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 g
Date First Available1 Jan. 2012
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

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Kingston DataTraveler Comparison Chart

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DataTraveler GE9
Capacities Yellow: 8GB
Blue: 16GB
Red: 32GB
Violet: 64GB
Green: 128GB
8GB - 64GB Blue: 16GB
Red: 32GB
Black: 64GB
White: 128GB
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

Manufacturer's Description

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.

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Size: 16GB
I'll admit I bought this purely for the looks - the GE9 is plated in a thin matt layer of 24K gold. The drive is all metal construction and with the large circular hole at the back, its easy enough to clip onto a keychain and there's little danger of it falling off. The underside is embossed with "Kingston" which helps in deciding which side is up. The USB contacts are at the other end and there is no cap to lose, you just push to insert the drive into a USB socket. After a bit of use, the gold plating at the connecter end does show a few signs of scuffing :-(

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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Size: 16GB
I have a couple of these now, the silver & the gold one (actually, I have one, the wifes' nabbed the other. I prefer the silver version but that's a matter of choice, the actual item itself appears to be exactly the same. Compared to plastic flash drives, this feels solid, with "Kingston" engraved on one side & the model etched on the other. It looks very classy.

This thing is small - the actual size is 39 mm x 12 mm x 5 mm. Bear in mind that the end is the size of your USB port. Until you actually see it out of it's packet, you don't appreciate how small it is - both will sit side-by-side on the top half of my thumb. Which can be a problem. More than once I've had to root around the bottom of the pocket in my laptop/briefcase to find it. So I've now put it on a lanyard so I can find it easier, which kind of defeats the object.

Transfer speed wise - seems comparable with other sticks, I haven't noticed any drop-off over a larger transfer than with any of my other flash drives or external hard drives. I'm sure someone will have the actual speeds, but in my world they're irrelevant - it's slow or good enough. This is better than good enough.

Would have been a 5-star but the small size is slightly irritating if you have sausage fingers like me. The wife loves it, but she's almost a foot shorter than me & has delicate little pinkies!!
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Size: 16GB
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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Size: 16GB Verified Purchase
kind of smaller than i expected, was a tight fit into my female port (lol) but works well so far.
it should be called a 15GB though, all "16GB" flash disks should!!

Happy Kingston Customer :)

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Sad to report that after going beyond the return date for this item, it stopped performing as it should

First it became a read-only device, I could see what I saved on it but couldn't cut nor write to the device.
Second, and this is a day after the above review, the flash stopped responding completely, I am requested by Windows to perform a format and as much as I try to from various other computers and laptops, it just cannot be used again.

I am so disappointed, less than 2 months of moderate use and I cannot use nor return it. my Sony 16GB lasted over 2 years till it got stolen and I thought I could try Kingston for a change. I doubt I can get a replacement so my review remains at 1 star.
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