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Kingston 16GB Mini Slim DataTraveler USB Flash Drive - £18.89 @ MyMemory
Kingston 16GB Mini Slim DataTraveler USB Flash Drive - £18.89 @ MyMemory

Kingston 16GB Mini Slim DataTraveler USB Flash Drive - £18.89 @ MyMemory

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Use voucher code MYGIFT10 to get this price. Free delivery. 6% potential Quidco.

This thing is tiny!

Store, carry and transfer up to 16GB of your favourite music, photos of friends and family, gaming scores, school assignments, reports and web site designs in an affordable, convenient device.

Available in black, pink and blue with a grey bottom casing, DataTraveler Mini Slim is compact and easy to use. It's backed by legendary Kingston® reliability plus a two-year warranty and free tech support.

Specification
- Dimensions: 38.85mm x 16.40mm x 6.44mm
- Operating Temperature: 32° F to 140° F (0° C to 60° C)
- Storage Temperature: -4° F to 185° F (-20° C to 85° C)

Warranty

5 Years

28 Comments

And avoid the 'free' £15 voucher offer after checkout.

It's a £10/month cashback scheme (you PAY £10/month!!)

(When I bought something this week I was offered a voucher via some affiliate site,
after I'd completed the purchase.
To get £15 voucher you have to sign up to some scheme that costs £10/month.
Sorry, I didn't make that clear before!)

Good price! Though, I think I would prefer the 16gb Sandisk Cruzer at the same price, purely for the fact that the contacts are more secure and protected.

Says in the post that it's backed by 2 year warranty, but the spec also says a 5 year warranty.

Okay I know that any flash drive would probably out last 5 years, but just wanted to make the point OP.

Shima

Original Poster

bazcab;6778498

Good price! Though, I think I would prefer the 16gb Sandisk Cruzer at the … Good price! Though, I think I would prefer the 16gb Sandisk Cruzer at the same price, purely for the fact that the contacts are more secure and protected.



Good point :thumbsup:

Updated first post.

I think you can get the Sandisk 16gb at play.com cheaper.

cloudt88;6779216

I think you can get the Sandisk 16gb at play.com cheaper.



:thumbsup: £17.99 at Play.com (before Quidco) play.com/PC/…tml

bought 2 of these and they both fell apart, not very good build quality

cloudt88;6779216

I think you can get the Sandisk 16gb at play.com cheaper.



Yep - £17.99

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cloudt88;6779216

I think you can get the Sandisk 16gb at play.com cheaper.



£17.99 play.com/PC/…tml

Sorry for repeating above post, done the same time...

I'm disappointed these things haven't come down in price... if anything they've gone up in price.

I bought a 4gig drive for about £16, a year or two later I bought a 16gig drive for the same price.

32gig drives ought to be this cheap by now... what's the explanation? Demand? Worldwide recession? Weak pound?

pjlhot;6778241

And avoid the 'free' £15 voucher offer after checkout.It's a £10/month c … And avoid the 'free' £15 voucher offer after checkout.It's a £10/month cashback scheme (you PAY £10/month!!)


What are you on about?

Play's own brand one is £16.49 before Quidco.

Kingston - Good price but very fragile. I chucked my 8GB away today stopped working after about 2 months, I would have tried claiming on warranty but a quick google showed me that Kingston tend to blame the users for being rough :x

flopstocks;6780541

Kingston - Good price but very fragile. I chucked my 8GB away today … Kingston - Good price but very fragile. I chucked my 8GB away today stopped working after about 2 months, I would have tried claiming on warranty but a quick google showed me that Kingston tend to blame the users for being rough :x



Same here. I got the pictured Kingston (8Gb version). The plastic around the metal contacts has broken after about 6 months of being on my key chain. Bad design, or just not intended to be on key rings.

Not voting hot or cold, just warning people that these are quite fragile.


rp2000

bazcab;6778498

Good price! Though, I think I would prefer the 16gb Sandisk Cruzer at the … Good price! Though, I think I would prefer the 16gb Sandisk Cruzer at the same price, purely for the fact that the contacts are more secure and protected.



Contacts? What contacts? You mean the USB contacts?

macseffect;6780202

Anyone have any opinons on the Sandisk ]Ultra Backup USB Flash Drive (8GB)



I've got one - paid £15 for it. Unless the backup feature is an absolute deal I wouldn't bother. It's bigger than the Sandisk Micro. However the Sandisk Backup has faster read/write speeds (according to some reviews) and the Orange LED on it is much less bright than the Sandisk Micro - so it's much much less annoying.

max401;6780207

bought 2 of these and they both fell apart, not very good build quality



Kingston ones? Or the Sandisk ones? I've got the sandisk and it's not that good build quality, squeezing it seems like it's gonna break.

If the Sandisk Titanium was at this price I would have got that! Seems much stronger on paper anyway.

JoYork;6780445

I'm disappointed these things haven't come down in price... if anything … I'm disappointed these things haven't come down in price... if anything they've gone up in price.I bought a 4gig drive for about £16, a year or two later I bought a 16gig drive for the same price.32gig drives ought to be this cheap by now... what's the explanation? Demand? Worldwide recession? Weak pound?



Basically it's down to Apple, they have been buying up so much memory it's causing a world wide shortage so prices are going up.

Ordered!

Worth a punt for 18 quid.

I had the Corsair equivalent of this and it broke quickly. These extra small pen drives might be small and neat but they're not very robust or able to withstand day to day use.

shimagoza;6778651

Says in the post that it's backed by 2 year warranty, but the spec also … Says in the post that it's backed by 2 year warranty, but the spec also says a 5 year warranty.Okay I know that any flash drive would probably out last 5 years, but just wanted to make the point OP.Shima



I asked the pertinent question and have just received this reply:

Thank you for your inquiry.

MyMemory covers one year warranty and Kingston 5 years.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if needed.

Best Regards,

Nathalie Bicrel
MyMemory.com

I had one of these (a 4gb model) and it broke in my pocket (attached to keys).

They are wonderfully small, but a bit fragile. I wouldn't buy one this small again.

rash;6780695

I've got one - paid £15 for it. Unless the backup feature is an absolute … I've got one - paid £15 for it. Unless the backup feature is an absolute deal I wouldn't bother. It's bigger than the Sandisk Micro. However the Sandisk Backup has faster read/write speeds (according to some reviews) and the Orange LED on it is much less bright than the Sandisk Micro - so it's much much less annoying.



Thanks for the information +repped

JoYork;6780445

I'm disappointed these things haven't come down in price... if anything … I'm disappointed these things haven't come down in price... if anything they've gone up in price.I bought a 4gig drive for about £16, a year or two later I bought a 16gig drive for the same price.32gig drives ought to be this cheap by now... what's the explanation? Demand? Worldwide recession? Weak pound?



Those of you that regularly purchase USB Memory sticks should be familiar with fluctuating prices. During 2007 and 2008 the prices for USB’s was relatively cheap due to a good exchange rate for the dollars and oversupply of flash memory. Today the prices are going up due to a weak pound and undersupply of flash memory in the market.

The main reasons is that Flash Producers invested heavily in production facilities during 2006-07 which resulted in overcapacity and forced them to sell flash memory at prices below production cost to pay off their investment in production facilities.
This has scared them to invest in more equipment and now with increased demand the prices has escalated as the supply is lower than demand. This year alone the industry has grown by 100%, even in recession due to increased demand for flash in devices such as SSD (solid state hard drives) and mobile phones.

Its expected that the price will stabilise during 2010 and we also have new technology such as TLC – triple level cell and 4LC which is aimed at the more low tech devices so hopefully the manufacturers will be able to offer this for the promotional market at a more attractive price. There is no word on when these might be available as yet.

Also we see that the higher capacity drives are not as affected by the price raise as the low capacity ones but of course in the promotional market is very cost conscious. On the other hand we see that higher capacity becomes more mainstream and that clients are willing to pay more for 2GB and upwards.

So to those of you in the market for Branded USB Memory sticks it might be wise to get your orders in sooner rather than later.
For the resellers its important to warn clients of price fluctuations so they are prepared.

On the upside this is something that affects everyone and this will affect everyone in the market so the competition will struggle with the same problems of rising purchase costs.

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Lasted 2 months!

i'd rather 2 X 8Gb than 1 X 16Gb

1 X 16Gb for me is approaching too many eggs in one basket. plus with 2 X 8Gb I could sync them with Microsofts SyncToy 2.0

Original Poster

Too many eggs in one basket? How so?

Surely it's just potentially larger eggs? ;-)

These things should never be used to store the sole copy of a file. They should just be for back-up/transport.

mine just turned up, cant believe how small these things are! :-D
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