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Kingston DataTraveler G3 DTIG3
8.2 out of 10

Kingston DataTraveler G3 DTIG3

Kingston DTIG3/16GB The Kingston DTIG3/16GB is a USB flash Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Kingston DataTraveler G3 DTIG3

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Overall 2
2.0

I wasted my money

K_Peralta, Amazon
28 January 2014
  • Summary: This usb is a waste of money. It only last about a month. I had to buy an expensive but better quality usb. Please save time and money by not buying this item.. Just a friendly advise.
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Overall 2
2.0

Keychain loop broke within a week

Kathie Long "cykkler", Amazon
23 January 2014
  • Summary: Kensington has responded fairly well to complaints, but the keychain loop, made of plastic, is flimsy. I have lost several of these things and won't purchase any more. In the end, it is cheaper to purchase a more durable product.
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Overall 2
2.0

I think it is not an original Kingston

Rudy, Amazon
1 October 2013
  • Summary: Just like other guy said, it doesn't have any light when it's working. I have others versions of this same class "DTIG3" in their versions of 4, 8 and 16 Gb. All of them have their leds, showing you when it's working. For me, this little light it's very important, so you can know when it's busy, and can't get out of the usb port. The "by KIAZ7" version doesn't have any, so I doubt this one is an original Kingston.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very slow

Arthur Pileggi, Amazon
20 September 2013
  • Summary: It is described as "8 GB High-Speed USB Flash Drive DTIG3/8GBZ". A quick reading made me think it was a 3.0 drive it was not. But since I have an old laptop that is only 2.0, I still expected it to be faster than the PNY I was replacing. Boy was I wrong. It wrote at .5 MB/S. In the same order I got a "Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 8GB Flash Drive" . I tried it in my 2.0 laptop and the same data wrote at 5 MB/S. That is 10 times faster on the same USB 2.0 port.
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Overall 2
2.0

A big step back from the last generation of Kingston DataTraveler.

Bostonian, Amazon
9 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this USB drive without any hesitation, because I've been using the older model for years and very happy with DataTraveler's design/quality/performance/durability. But I was wrong. The person who designed this 3rd generation Kingston DataTraveler is an idiot. Here are the reasons: 1.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died after only a few uses

K. Rose, Amazon
5 December 2012
  • Summary: and took my data with it. Not cool, Kingston, not cool. Even with backing up my data, there was a vulnerable point between backups where crucial data was lost. It could happen to you, too!
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful. Keeps deleting files!

Fel Angel, Amazon
29 November 2012
  • Summary: This was a real let down. I used it a few times and my files kept disappearing off of it. I'd take it to another PC and some of the files would be missing. I'd go to Fedex to print stuff and some of the files would be missing. Waiting to see if the seller gives me a hard time about returning (don't have the package anymore) or swapping out for a 16GB (which I've used and seems to works well).
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Overall 2
2.0

Kingston Digital 4 GB USB

Connie Grytness, Amazon
22 October 2012
  • Summary: I still have not received this order. I order it on 09/20/2012. If this is not received by 10/25/2012 I will have to cancel the order.
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Overall 2
2.0

S...L...O...W and more expensive then older alternatives

Jeff, Amazon
11 May 2012
  • Summary: Holy snails pace. I bought three of these slugs and a one GB file takes over 3 minutes to copy (5 MB/sec). I also bought an older 32 GB PNY drive for $10 less and it copies the same file in less than a minute (18 MB/sec). If this is G3, G1 must have been a real stunner.
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Overall 2
2.0

Capacity OK but VERY slow...

3ddd, Amazon
6 April 2012
  • Summary: I bought 3 of these when on sale and the price was very good. They do hold the correct amount of storage however that is all I can say good about them. All 3 drives are very slow. 4M/s write and 16m/s read with h2testw. I tested an older 8G Kingston G2 drive and it got 11.5 write and 20 read in the same USB port as the G3 models. I would say it's a bad stick except all 3 are slow so a bad batch? I will not be buying any more of these and cannot recommend them.
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