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I bought this USB memory stick mainly based on its capacity and price - I didn't consider brand name or format initially.
When it arrived, I was very happy - the sliding mechanism for the USB connection is excellent, and has survived two months in my rucksack without any damage so far, and it still slides smoothly.
The white logo on the side is starting to wear off - but that's par for the course.
The capacity - as advertised - is 8GB, more than enough for pretty much anything you might need to transfer (but not enough to keep it there permanently!)
Read performance is fantastic throughout - large files, and large collections of small files, can be read very smoothly.
Write performance is not bad for large files - MPEGs, large ZIP files etc., but suffers when copying large collections of smaller files (it took nearly an hour to copy 5000 small HTML files to the memory stick in one test). Your best bet is to compress/archive before copying to the stick.
Performance is no better or worse than any other USB stick (except the specialised high speed ones), but capacity and form are very impressive.
You've trusted Kingston's DataTraveler with your most important files. Now Kingston proudly introduces the sleek and capless DataTraveler 100. It holds all your documents in an affordable, convenient device and helps budget-conscious users break storage barriers, allowing them to easily store and move large files in a device no bigger than a pocketknife.
DataTraveler 100 was built with simplicity in mind, allowing you to focus on your data. The USB connector is safely housed inside the sleek case, so you don't have to worry about losing a cap. DataTraveler 100 is available in capacities up to 8GB to give you plenty of room to hold just about any document, from term papers and theses to digital images, spreadsheets or other important documents.
|Product Description:||Kingston DataTraveler 100 - USB flash drive - 8 GB|
|Product Type:||USB flash drive|
|Storage Capacity:||8 GB|
|Interface Type:||USB 2.0|
|OS Required:||Linux 2.4 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 or later, Microsoft Windows XP SP1 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.x or later, Microsoft Windows Vista|
|Microsoft Certification:||Certified for Windows Vista|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||5 years warranty|