For us memory sticks are still a great way for backing up photo's and video's. Also taking pictures with us for example holiday pictures to show others is very easy to take along with the memory stick. Of course these days you have the option to create online albums and to online store data but for some reason it feels saver to use a USB stick.
We take a lot of pictures especially during a holiday and for that reason before you know it the USB memory stick is full. The positive about this memory stick is that it has 16 gb space which means quiet a lot of pictures to store.
This memory stick is from the Kingston brand and for me is a well-known brand. It has developed quiet a lot of memory sticks. This memory stick comes in a robust plastic shell and has a blue band around it which leads to a blue loop which is the keyring. On the other hand is the white plastic cap which covers the USB connection. The dimensions are 65.68mm x 22.37mm x 10.66mm and the memory stick comes in the following capacities 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB.
It works fine with Windows 7 and it's recognised within the minute as a drive which means you don't need to instal anything and you can work with it quickly. I'm happy with the speed and files are transfered and erased with ease. You can buy this product for 15 pounds. Good value for money and for me it gets five stars!
The only real niggles I can find with this 16gb memory stick from Kingston is in the way that it is made rather than the functionality. The main two niggles I have is that the cap can fall off rather easily, I have two of these and one of them is already cap less hence I leave that one at home and will use the other one when I have to take it to work or just traveling in general and want to back up documents or pictures. The second niggle is the fact that the blue loop at the top is rather fragile looking and quite narrow, I did plan to loop a key chain ring through it as it is not solid plastic but has some flex in it and to make it harder to loose but was not sure it was wide enough or strong enough if I tried to force it.
The stick itself is nice and slim and it has maintained its shape with regards to the end bit that slides into the USB port. It is fast to upload data and with 16gb for a price tag of £14.99 it is pretty good value for money. I have used it to hold picture, video and presentations as well as quite large adobe documents and it uploads and downloads all of these pretty fast given the price.
There are no software downloads, it is just a drag and drop operation so very simple to use. It comes with a five year warranty and is compatible with all operating systems. One thing I did not realise was that it is not recommended to use this in temperatures below freezing, not generally a problem in this country but could be if you are taking it traveling especially if you are hiking in the mountains.
I have a casual work-at-home job which entails me typing for some of Mark's clients, this is on an 'as needed' basis and usually involves typing up business tenders and various presentation documents. At one time I'd print out the work, but over the years this has phased out and I give all the information back to the client on a memory stick - ready for printing on their much sharper business printers rather than my old HP.
One of the guys gave me a supply of these 16gb Kingston DataTraveler memory sticks (sorry, flash drives) as he keeps his backups on them and so it was easier for me to just hand a full one over when I'd finished (the huge amount of) work he'd been storing for me. I'm always very well paid by him so I don't mind, and this job is usually straightforward data entry so transferring to the stick is fast and easy.
The stick is very smooth to slide in and out of the USB port even after lots of use, it's shaped nicely so that I can have easy access to the other ports on my laptop. I mention this as another memory stick I use is so old and bulky that I lose the next door port completely, which is a nuisance when that particular plank decides he (irrationally) needs two sticked copies.
This Kingston will hold literally thousands of pages of text and graphics (luckily not all typed by me), I've never had a problem with lost or corrupted files and the interface always loads correctly when I come to retrieve files from the stick. It's completely plug and play, although I remember issues I had with the connection a couple of years ago when I was using a Toshiba laptop where I could always access the stick's memory but had to go a very long way about it.
Transferring from the laptop to the stick is extremely quick; I've noticed it lingers on files which contain large images but overall I'm happy with the speed. When I open a file from the stick it occasionally causes my computer to freeze, which tends to be something that happens when I'm using a filled memory stick from a couple of years ago to access information but yesterday it did it when I used a brand new out-of-the-wrapper one. Which isn't good.
The cap fits nicely onto these memory sticks, I've only lost one in all the time I've been using them - and I suspect the Staffordshite (yes, that was deliberate) Bull Terrier we had at the time was responsible for that. The other end of the stick has a thin rubbery flap so you can pop the memory stick on your keys for safe keeping, this doesn't actually feel too strong though so I definitely wouldn't put all my trust in that thin strip keeping important work safe.
I'm not entirely sure when he bought these memory sticks from, probably Euroffice as that's where he tends to buy his business stuff from. On there the stick costs £17 excluding VAT - so not the cheapest stick on the market but definitely a good one that's worth paying for.
The Kingston Datatraveler I G3 16GB is one of the data storage solutions I use when on the go. I have always had memory devices from Kingston for as long as I remember. The USB fob is encased in a robust plastic shell. Each different memory capacity is indicated by a different colour, and as each data stick is white the 16GB one here has a blue band around it. The 16GB storage capacity is also written on the label on the side of the stick. The blue band of colour leads to a blue plastic loop which forms the keyring and on the other end is a matching white plastic cap which protects the USB connection.
As far as USB data storage sticks go, the Kingston model here is a very competitively priced product. It is a little plain looking, but it does the job in hand is very efficient at doing so. I have never had problems with any of my Kingston data storage solutions and due to its simplicity it causes no fuss when using it. By simply removing the cap you can insert the stick directly into your USB port in your PC or laptop and away you go. You can find the storage under 'My Computer' and by simply dragging and dropping files into the folder you can transfer data quickly and easily.
The 16GB version costs around £15 and due to the simplicity of the product I would recommend it to anyone looking to quickly store data onto a portable device. Kingston is a brand I trust as I have owned many of their products in the past and will continue to use them in the future. Kingston have found a good balance of clever thinking without over-engineering the solution.
I have been using this flash drive for a number of years now
I really like the design and how hardwearing this product is
The product is very easy to use and will work for a mac or a PC and is small enough to fit into a pocket or a student bag
I have been using this drive for a long time and i have not had any data loss issues which i cant say for some other drives i have used in the past
There is no installation for this drive as your operating system will recognise and install any drivers needed to make it work
The 16 gig version is fantastic and i have used it to transfer films photos and college work with out any issues
I would recommend this product to anyone who would is needing a replacement flash drive as its been a really good buy and i believe its really good value for money
In conclusion this drive works very well and does everything it says on the box
This product is definitely worth looking at
I've used many USB's in the past year due to needing them for different reasons. This one i decided to use for my university work as needed one that was able to attach to my housekeys. Due to the design of this USB stick it meant this was possible.
Reliablity wise this USB has no faults so far. I've had it for around a month now and not had any problems that have meant in loss of work or that i've had to reformat it. Speed wise however it doesn't seem as fast as my previous ones. Its not slow but just not as fast as what i have used previously. Not sure why this is due to supposed to being a 2.0 hi speed usb stick.
Design wise this has been built well and has been dropped a few times and still working. Nothing worse than have a flimsey USB stick but no problems with that for this one. The lid also protects it from any dust getting into it.