Summary: The first time I removed this USB drive from my computer, the plastic portion partially pulled away from the medal portion. I contacted Kingston about it and they said they would replace it (gave me an RMA no.) BUT I would have to pay for the return shipping. Shipping cost would be close to the purchase cost. In my opinion if it is defective, they should pay for the shipping. Never going to buy from Kingston again.
Pros: Moderate speed on USB 2.0 and 3.0. Not exceptional but acceptable. Construction quality seems good. Metal ends with plastic middle.
Cons: Drive is physically larger than I thought it would be. This is not a compact flash drive! One metal end slides to expose the connector. The slider opens MUCH too easily. Provides nearly zero protection as it easily opens by just carrying it in a pants pocket.
Pros: The security software (Travelersafe) has been the most convenient to use. Very weak protection but would deter casual intruders. I've had this for over 1 year and have been using it as my main portable storage because of the software convenince.
Cons: Lost all of my (protected) data - nearly 1GB. Running Travelersafe to access my protected share results in a report that I do not have a protected share. Windows still shows that less than 100MB is on the drive (the other 900+MB are in the protected share
Cons: Not as fast as the Sony sticks. Kingston Data Traveler UK is not good for password protection. BEWARE only user with administrator rights on a machine can use it. Therefore unable to secure data seperate from operating system.