Product Type: Kingston Flash Drive
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Kingston DataTraveler 2 GB
Member Name: jj1977
Kingston DataTraveler 2 GB
Advantages: Cheap, reliable, well made
Having discovered the Ready Boost facility in Windows Vista, I had to get my hands on a cheap USB Flash Drive quickly. Not really doing and research, I picked up the Kingston Data Traveller 2GB. To this point I can't have any complaints as it has done exactly what I asked of it, which is very little.
Available from £4 at Amazon.co.uk, the device measures 20.4mm x 9mm x 66.9mm and weighs a miniscule 11.3g, pretty much standard fare for this type of device. It is encased in a mixture of white and lime green plastic and hides its USB plug under a removable, and unfortunately easily lost end cap.
It is a hi-speed access device that allows for quick transfer to and from, although with only a capacity of 2GB, it will not be carrying masses of information. It is fully compatible with any PC with a USB connection which uses the latest Windows and Apple Mac operating systems. As with any device of this nature it uses the plug and play facility to allow quick first time connection.
Moving files to and from the drive is done by the simple operation of dragging to and from or the send to option. Access and response time is good, taking a couple of seconds at most when accessing a full drive.
It has a five year manufacturers warranty and for the travellers amongst you, it will operate at temperatures ranging from 0 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius. Equally handy if your workplace has crap temperature control!!!
I have had this device plugged into my tower for a while now and it is reliable and able to perform the task of adding disk cache and therefore improving the speed of my PC. Nothing too strenuous but still it does the job. It has fallen apart mainly because of its' excellent construction and still works just as well as when originally bought. Obviously it has limited usage because of the size of it's storage, but their options for bigger capacities for a greater cost. Either way it is still a worthwhile investment.
Summary: A reliable storage device for small scale file transfer
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