Reviews and Problems with Kingston DataTraveler G3 DTIG3
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has capacity but transfer speed too slow
13 June 2014
Summary: I originally got a couple of these for use as backup for my photographs when traveling. Still works but the transfer speed with USB2.0 is snail like. And its not my PC or laptop. Other drives (flash and HDD) all transfer files much faster. Disappointing, but the next gen seem better and faster. I have, however, moved on to Sony Micro Vault Q-Series which are way faster and don't have caps to loose!!!
Summary: Takes a long time to transfer files. There appears to be a lag t various moments in the transfer process every time. I am now writing another sentence because amazon says I need twenty more words and yet there is nothing else to say about this product.
Summary: First test. Write 26 GB of files, mostly large 1 GB in size. Averages around 5-6 MB/sec. Windows estimates it will take an 1 hour to complete the write. Who knows. maybe it will change to two hours. Poor. Since portability was not why I purchased this USB memory stick, I might as well buy a 64 GB SSD and put it into a USB 3.0 external case and do all my transfers that way. For those looking for quick writes you will probably have to pay twice the price.
Summary: One of the SLOWEST USB drives I've ever had. 5Mb/sec write speed took almost 4 minutes to upload 1.5 Gigs to the drive. Not for use for a quick, grab, upload and run out the door drive. Great price, but I guess you get what you pay for.
Summary: First, Kingston engineers a solid flash drive on the electronics side of the product. I've tried many different flash drives that were less than satisfactory (flash drives that won't work when plugged into certain computers, crash easily, etc.); plug a Kingston into any computer and it works with high dependability. Kingston struggles with the design side of engineering the flash drive housings.
Summary: Priced right. BUT.... 1. My main beef is that the cover/lid is almost impossible to remove. It is shaped on a slope, so it gets smaller, and your fingers slip. And it's REALLY TIGHT. After struggling with it twice, I decided it was better to throw away the cover. 2. The body of the unit is big enough that this won't work for many uses-- such as where there are two USB ports together and the other one is full. So...
Summary: I bought this before traveling to India. Had a lot of data. I have a new windows 7 PC there. It worked fine for the first time. When I tried to use it the next day, windows 7 was asking me to format it. I didn't do anything and brought it back. Got the same result in multiple PCs. Had to reformat it.
Summary: There are other cheap options out there that are either faster, more compact, or easier to handle than this. I would opt for an on-sale Class 2 or 4 MicroSD card with a USB adapter way before I bought another one of these.
Pros: Relatively inexpensive at $12 and FS. Cap and back end of yellow rubber have discrete notches in them so that the cap can be attached to the back, although only very loosely.
Cons: Just plain slow - maybe the slowest flash drive Ive used in recent memory. I think I got just barely 1 MBps speeds writing a backup to it and quickly learned to never plan on waiting for the same process to complete in the same sitting. Also, pretty bulky compared to other economy drives and might block ports nearby. Thing I disliked the most other than the slow speeds was the cap - the shape and glossy plastic can be hard to grip sometimes, making getting the drive r...