Reviews and Problems with Kingston DataTraveler 108
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Almost too small
29 April 2012
Summary: If this key is intended for use by someone who is not computer savvy, they may get confused by the fact that this key can be inserted upside down (and not work). It's so thin, that it will happily plugin with the contacts on the wrong side. It's also hard to open without delicate use of the fingers.
Cons: the little keychain loop broke after 4ish months of frequent use. For the price it was kind of worth it, but I almost lost it and my data. Plus, now it's almost useless. It's appeal is in its size and portability which it doesn't have anymore. Also, it has rough edges
Pros: Small, stylish, and reliable. It won't get in your way at all and it has no connection issues when plugged in.
Cons: Read / write speeds are a little on the slow side. If you plan on ever doing something that needs speed, such as booting an OS, this drive won't do a good job at it. This is pretty much strictly a light data storage device.
Summary: According to the manufacturer's website, the 16 and 8 GB versions of this drive should have 25 MB/sec reads and 10 MB/sec writes. There is also a 4 GB version that is lower-specced with 15 MB/sec reads and 8 MB/sec writes.
Pros: The drive is very small.
Cons: This drive has the performance specs of a the 4 GB version even though it should have higher specs because it is the 16 GB version. This is based on the performance specs currently (Jan 2012) advertised on the manufacturer's website. See other thoughts below for more details.
Summary: when the lid flips out you can't put anything above or below it. it takes up 3 usb ports in that sens. it looks really skinny and it is but since when it folds out the lid cannot be totally flat the it is actually taller then a normal flash drive.
Summary: Cheap enough but the connector thinness is disturbing.
Pros: Small, can wear on a badge or lanyard; keyring
Cons: 1) The device tab is not as thick as a standard USB connector, thus is you inadvertantly touch it when plugged in, the device will disconnect from Windows. It is NOT a secure tight fit in a USB jack, as you are used to. 2) Had to be 'installed' in my PCs - with a re-boot. Not sure this will work ...