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Kingston DataTraveler 101 16GB USB Flash Drive £13.49 delivered at Play
Kingston DataTraveler 101 16GB USB Flash Drive £13.49 delivered at Play

Kingston DataTraveler 101 16GB USB Flash Drive £13.49 delivered at Play

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Don't know how well it compares performance wisewith the Sandisk Cruzer 16GB which I have myself but it's definately cheaper.

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Oops my bad, I was so focused on getting all the details right that I forgot the retailer. O.o

Reliable usb drive, but slooooow. Ignore the review on Play's website from the bloke who reckons he gets 'about 40MB/sec', you wont get that out of a usb drive at 10 times this price. I've got one myself and the write speed is actually 2Mb/sec - ok for a few Megabytes, but if you are transferring several Gigabytes, be prepared for a very long wait. Pretty good price, though.

bleh. I would wait for the usb 3 super talents from scan. USB standards are for/backward compatible btw

Cheaper elsewhere anyways - and less likely to use the irritating yankism "my bad" too ?

expired? seems ok
speed tests excellent see usbspeed.nirsoft.net



Edited by: "jbhq" 25th Nov 2010

I've got the 8gb version and am satisfied with it. It may not be lightning fast, but I can fill the thing in about 10 minutes. I'm not impatient enough to need it faster than that.

Seems a decent price to me, heat added.

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PhilK

Cheaper elsewhere anyways - and less likely to use the irritating yankism … Cheaper elsewhere anyways - and less likely to use the irritating yankism "my bad" too ?



Ya hopefully they'll be less people that moan about phrases used on the Internet too...

"Don't know how well it compares performance wisewith the Sandisk Cruzer 16GB which I have myself but it's definately cheaper."

Ah but the cruzer is only £13.15 at Amazon

andyken

Reliable usb drive, but slooooow. Ignore the review on Play's website … Reliable usb drive, but slooooow. Ignore the review on Play's website from the bloke who reckons he gets 'about 40MB/sec', you wont get that out of a usb drive at 10 times this price. I've got one myself and the write speed is actually 2Mb/sec - ok for a few Megabytes, but if you are transferring several Gigabytes, be prepared for a very long wait. Pretty good price, though.


2mb/s is just as far fetched as 40mb/s. That sort of speed would only occur if you were copying lots of very small files or you were using a usb 1.1 port.

drspa44

2mb/s is just as far fetched as 40mb/s. That sort of speed would only … 2mb/s is just as far fetched as 40mb/s. That sort of speed would only occur if you were copying lots of very small files or you were using a usb 1.1 port.



http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/57/kingstondatatravellerdt.jpg

Now do you believe me? it is usb 2 and small files copy at around 0.1 to 0.2Mb/sec. Similar result also obtained from CrystalMark. And in case you think it is my system, or the way I test them, my PNY Optima gives a write speed of around 14 to 15Mb/sec.

I'm not lying or falsifying these results - the Kingston DataTraveller 101 has never let me down, but is known to be really slow.

andyken

Now do you believe me? it is usb 2 and small files copy at around 0.1 to … Now do you believe me? it is usb 2 and small files copy at around 0.1 to 0.2Mb/sec. Similar result also obtained from CrystalMark. And in case you think it is my system, or the way I test them, my PNY Optima gives a write speed of around 14 to 15Mb/sec.I'm not lying or falsifying these results - the Kingston DataTraveller 101 has never let me down, but is known to be really slow.


That's amazing! One would think it wouldn't be sold at those sorts of speeds. Maybe it's caused by antivirus/security software. They can have a significant performance hit on disk performance. passmark.com/ftp…pdf

andyken

Now do you believe me? it is usb 2 and small files copy at around 0.1 to … Now do you believe me? it is usb 2 and small files copy at around 0.1 to 0.2Mb/sec. Similar result also obtained from CrystalMark. And in case you think it is my system, or the way I test them, my PNY Optima gives a write speed of around 14 to 15Mb/sec.I'm not lying or falsifying these results - the Kingston DataTraveller 101 has never let me down, but is known to be really slow.



Something wrong with your drive then. Did this benchmark during halftime period of the footie.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/623/kingstonbenchmark.jpg




Edited by: "RichardRichards" 24th Nov 2010

RichardRichards

Something wrong with your drive then. Did this benchmark during halftime … Something wrong with your drive then. Did this benchmark during halftime period of the footie.



Blimey! Well either mine is dodgy or yours is on steroids....

I'm astonished at the performance you have achieved, as I have seen a number of reviews/tests of the DataTraveller 101 and they have never achieved anywhere near double figures, which is why I reckoned mine was pretty typical. Even Kingston's website reckon they are pretty slow. Yours is definitely a DT101?
Edited by: "andyken" 24th Nov 2010

My apologies Andy, it seems mine is 2nd generation and im gathering yours is 1st? If so then thats the reason for the speed differences.
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