Product Type: Kingston Flash Drive
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Kingston DataTraveler II 8 GB
Member Name: alnilam
Kingston DataTraveler II 8 GB
Advantages: Reliable, longevity
It's been quite a while since I got this one, this was my second USB flash drive (first one is archaic with only 256MB capacity) and since this one I purchased quite a few more (I like to have them divided - one for uni, one one for fun, one for family...) , all except one (Sandisk Cruzer) from the Kingston family - so this must tell you that I was really satisfied with this one.
So I bought this one a few years back and the price (compared to today's USB drives with 8GB) capacity was sky high. But I was wiling to pay the price since a lot of my friends bought cheap ones and they broke (nothing more frustrating than having vital information on USB drive and the bloody thing breaks) - at a later time I was given a promotional cheap USB key (freebie from some company) and it broke soon after - luckily I used it for nonsense. I was advised by the salesman that this brand has much quality and that they don't break often. Plus it is extra secure!
It does not look special, it is normal shaped USB drive with only little detail but if you are looking for something reliable that does not matter.
It has a capacity of 8GB which probably satisfies the needs of most regular users. I use this one for my uni-work, I store all my reports, assignments, picture material and e-books that I need and get during my education and it still has lots of free space. I'm using it constantly, most of the time daily, for the past 3 years and it still works like a charm. In these past 3 years of intensive use it did not fail me once!
It has a up to 11 MB per second read speed and up to 7 MB per second write speed. This is a high speed, especially since this one is older USB, it can beat many of the new ones! You will have big files (few GB) on your USB drive in a matter of minutes - we were once given a video presentation of something at our uni and the file was over 4GB, it was uploaded within 15 minutes which I find satisfactory.
All computers I have used this drive on recognized it immediately, there was no fuss with installation and opening, editing, deleting and writing files on and from the drive was easy.
I really like this key and the brand for that matter and there is a 99.9% chance that if I will be purchasing another USB drive it will be from this brand. True with the number of drives I own this won't happen for some time, well except if they release one that I will really like!
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