Reviews and Problems with Kingston DataTraveler SE9 (DTSE9H)
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Kingston 32gig jump drive
Michael K., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Pros: Large storage capacity
Cons: Item bricked after 2 months of work. Fell into a "read-only" mode. I have tried to erase the device via Mac, Windows, and finally Ubuntu (Linux). Nothing works. I was told with a copy of my receipt I could mail the item back to Kingston but it has sensitive data on it that cannot be erased, but can be copied. There is no guarantee my data will be protected during shipping nor if Kingston does manage to fix the drive. It will be burned during the next bonfire. 20$ is n...
Cons: in addition to being the slowest flash drive I have ever had, one of the two I purchased now fails to transfer large files at any reasonable speed, it sinks as low as 250 bytes/sec. Yes, that's bytes. Performing such mundane actions as right clicking a file on the drive causes windows explorer to lock up and become non-responsive as tested on 8 different computers. Plugging in the drive at all now causes windows 7 to lock solid for 5-10 minutes as it tries to figure o...
"This drive had potential with it's size and capacity."
13 December 2013
Pros: The Size and capacity.
Cons: Shortly after getting this drive the insides fell out and now will not stay in the case. Had it not happened at home, the internal part could have ended up in some parking lot with my data in someone else hands.
Excerpt: Like other reviewers, I purchased this drive based on its sleek design, keychain portability and more than adequate storage capacity ... and like other reviewers have stated, the drive fell out of the metal housing and was lost within a few months. <br /><br />You'd think that given the (typical) Kingston chip quality they'd use a worthwhile cement to keep the parts together ... great look, doesn't last.
Excerpt: This thumbdrive has solid design so I thought it would last for at least a year. Unfortunately, with less than 4 months of duty, the chip inside fell apart from the cover. I couldnt put it back so it is sitting useless on my desk right now. <br />Normal speed, great design but very sad durability.