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5x Kingston 16GB USB 3.0 DataTraveler USB Flash Drive (£2.80 ea) - £13.99 @ Base
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5x Kingston 16GB USB 3.0 DataTraveler USB Flash Drive (£2.80 ea) - £13.99 @ Base

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Posted 3rd Jan

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  • 5 x 16GB USB Drives
  • Compliant – with USB 3.0 specifications
  • Dual Compatibility – USB 3.0 connectivity; backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty, free technical support
  • Compatible with: Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS X v.10.9.x+, Linux v.2.6.x+, Chrome OS™
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There's a reason they are cheap. Kingston are another company ripping people off.

From their website:

Kingston USB 3.0

Kingston's USB 3.0 range is an ultra-fast way to transfer photos, music and video files between all kinds of digital devices. The amount of data stored on these devices is rapidly increasing, so apart from being able to easily access data, fast data transfer is just as important in order to make the best of your time.

What is USB 3.0?

USB 3.0 is a major revision to the Universal Serial Bus (USB). It offers the same ease-of-use and plug and play capabilities as previous generations of USB technologies, but with up to a 10 times performance increase and better power management.

Why Do You Need That Much Speed?

USB 3.0 helps you save more time and USB 3.0 drive transfers files faster than USB 2.0 drives. Depending on the drive you choose and the type of files you transfer, USB 3.0 can save you a lot of time compared to standard USB 2.0 drives.

Why Do I Need a USB 3.0 Drive When I Use Only USB 2.0 Ports?

Due to the wide availability of USB 2.0 devices, USB 3.0 devices had to be backwards compatible. Even when you use USB 3.0 drives on your USB 2.0 host devices, you'll save time.

How Fast is USB 3.0?

The performance increase is achieved through the USB 3.0 technology, which allows multiple streams of data transfer and boosts its peak signaling bandwidth to 5Gbp/s compared to 480Mbp/s on USB 2.0.


So they tell you how fast USB 3.0 can be in an effort to convince you to buy their product, which is likely to give you a read speed of less than 100Mbps and a write speed of up to 30Mbps if you're lucky. Yet again this is not a USB 3.0 spec product, just a complete rip-off!!
These are sooo slow writing data.
Still very cheap if you don’t mind waiting.... and waiting
Edited by: "iceburglettuce" 3rd Jan
I understand why people complain about these things being slow because its essentially false advertising, but nevertheless its still a good deal. If you're buying these to use as your daily driver then yes you're probably making the wrong choice, but if you're buying these to have multiple bootable installations of several operating systems available, or you're buying these for the occasional important file backup, they are more than sufficient and the price is a trade-off for the performance.
hukuk03/01/2020 13:36

I understand why people complain about these things being slow because its …I understand why people complain about these things being slow because its essentially false advertising, but nevertheless its still a good deal. If you're buying these to use as your daily driver then yes you're probably making the wrong choice, but if you're buying these to have multiple bootable installations of several operating systems available, or you're buying these for the occasional important file backup, they are more than sufficient and the price is a trade-off for the performance.


Agreed!, it's veryyyyyyyyy good for what it is. :-D

I'm returning some Amazon one's I bought at around the Christmas time (for slightly MORE per 1 - yes, I bought a few at the time, etc).

And with the exact same possible future Bootable OS thingy's in mind too, or whatever, lol.

So yeh, for me this would be kinda ideal, etc. :-)

I might just buy me this batch instead, and done!, lol, thanx.
Still available @ £13.99
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