Reviews and Problems with Kingston DataTraveler SE9 (DTSE9H)
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Jeramy W., Newegg
3 days ago
Summary: If this device were much faster, and had a decent lifespan then it would be nice. However, this is twice now I have purchased this exact same memory stick, and twice now I have had the same exact problems. Perhaps it is due to bad manufacturing, or just bad luck. Either way, it left a bad taste in my mouth for Kingston and I don't think I will ever give their products another try.
Pros: Light, small, compact
Cons: Just like the first one of these I bought, it lasted about 45 days and died on me. Has a ton of junk files that you cannot delete even using disk part. I have tried to talk to customer support and all they said is if I cannot fix it using disk part, then I need to send it in and get another in the mail. Waste of time IMO, and I will NEVER buy one of these again in my life. If it is not bad enough that these things take a millennium to transfer big files to and from, t...
Excerpt: I already own this model flash drive and had been using it as additional game storage on my first generation xbox 360. It seems fast enough for the xbox and I have not had any performance issues to indicate otherwise. It is fairly small with a good construction feel. Also, there is no cap to worry about losing or breaking. I was happy enough with the first so I got another one.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
Summary: It seems to heat up a bit and when used as a boot device some older computers recognize it as a hard drive but adjusting boot options allows it to boot up. I haven't noticed any problems with its performance although I didn't have any benchmarking software to test it. I'm certain for storing data it is more than adequate.
Summary: I also own the 16 GB version and, as noted in other reviews, these aren't speed demons. Writes are at 5.2 to 5.3 MB/s and sustained reads seem to hover around 19 to 20 MB/s. I just wanted some cheap "sneaker net" storage and these drives work well enough for that purpose but people needing high reads and writes will be better served with something USB 3.0 or an SSD with a USB adapter.
Pros: Small, metal uni-body construction
Cons: Modest speed, generates a decent amount of heat during operation but not enough to be a concern