Reviews and Problems with Kingston DATATRAVELER 100 G3
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Not USB 3.0 speed
Daniel K., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Pros: You won't lose the cap
Cons: VERY SLOW. Whatever "USB 3.0 Complliant" means, it is certainly not referring to transfer rate (more likely the electrical implementation, which is irrelevant to the user). I get a write speed of 22MB/s, which would be considered slow for even a USB 2.0 device. Read/write speeds are not given in the specs or on the packaging. This is, simply put, a rip off.
Pros: I've only used this drive once since I bought it--the purchase was for a specialized purpose--but it worked as well as every other Kingston product I've ever used. Simple, conservatively rated, rock solid.
Summary: Purchased this on sale but even at regular price it's worth it. There's no special software and since I'm a Linux user I never use it anyway. There is a slider that protects the connector that shouldn't wear out even if played with. I'm using this 8G size for backup images on the Chromebook. So far so good. Recognized immediately and the image is created in record time.
Summary: my usb 2.0 drives are much faster, i expected this to be a proper USB 3.0 and i guesss i didnt research enough about this USB. The read speed is fine but the write speeds are painfully slow (8mpbs on a good day). This is also true for the 32gb version. Would not recommend in my honest opinion.
Summary: My personal experience with Kingston technology is great. Works like it suppose to, storage is great for movies, music, program and documents. Well worth the investment for short term useage. Reccomend external hard drives for data more then 32 gigs.