Summary: Originally bought this for myself as a personal flash drive, but I gave it to my father. He plugged it in and used it to transfer files, but he said that the files he was copying were transferring at USB 2.0 speeds. Later, he came back to me and said that this was happening because they were smaller files, and that when he tried storing a large file, it moved much faster than the small files.
Summary: I see a lot of complaints here about how slow this stick is. For me on my USB 2.0 desktop machines and TV's, its plenty fast and just as fast as the others in read mode. It's really small size and flip/click open/close with no end cap is a real bonus on this. The lettering on it does not stand out either like on other Kingston sticks. I like how it cannot really be seen on the side panel on my Samsung HD TV. Gonna buy more!
Summary: The reason that I am giving such a poor review is because speeds are HORRID, seriously this might as well be running on a usb 2.0 port. Secondly this drive will work for about 10 minutes and all the sudden it just drops off the face of the earth only to be found again when you plug it back in. This is usually not a problem but the speeds are so slow that the drive is lost by the time you can finish transferring any files.
Kingston should be ashamed of the write speed on this USB Flash.
fdoamerica "fdoamerica", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: The best thing going for this flash drive is the price. The speed sucks. I have 2.0 Flash Drives that write faster than this Kingston. I used the freeware chkflsh (recommended) and I got a write speed of 8.38. Kingston should feel ashamed of that performance and calling this a 3.0. Not recommended unless your a buying it to download a file and give it away.