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DooYoo Review - 28-07-08
Company : KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER - USB Flash Drive
Storage capacity: 2GB
Titled: Your perfect data traveler companion
Kingston was formed in 1987 with the singular storage offering, they now offer more than 2,000 memory products that support most devices that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. In 2007, the company's sales exceeded 4 Bn in turn-over. They are in the top 5 for data storage sales world-wide.
- Where are they based?
Their headquarters are in Fountain Valley, California - The company work force exceeds 4,000 world-wide. They have won rewards for being one of the best companies to work for in the US; by Fortune magazine last year in (2007) The rewards are due to the hugely successful people investor programme that Kingston impliments throughout there businesses world-wide.
The programme includes an extensive distribution system that enables re-selling rights to many networks, that is internationally acclaimed.
- The birth of Kingston
Kingston Technology was born out of a severe shortage of surface-mount memory chips in the high-tech marketplace in the 1980s, at the time, many data storage businesses started. The founders, John Tu and David Sun were determined to find a data storage solution. They both put their engineering backgrounds to work and created the new 'Single In-Line Memory Module' (SIMM) it was exciting times for the new data storage company and the SIMM was where they embarked on making the fortunes'
- In 2008, Kingston on schedule in hitting new heights.
In the Washington Post it was reported that Kingston revenue is hitting new heights - The 4.34 Bn dollar sales is the highest attained in its 20-year history -
- I welcome you to the Data Traveler USB Flash Drive 2 GB
- What is an USB? -
USB - Stands for Universal Serial Bus - This is a standard port for computer components to be connected using a single standardised interface socket. Every computer has these ports to improve plug-and-play capabilities by allowing devices to be connected and disconnected without restarting the computer, therefore saving time and losing any information through the rebooting process. USB ports are used by external devices such as digital camera's, printers, hubs, extra storage/CD/DVD drives etc.
- What to expect with the portable USB Flash Drive 2GB -
The external portable drive is also known as a key or a stick as seen above in the title. The length is 2 inches long with a socket at the end which goes into the USB port/hub on your PC. The PC recognises this device as an external device and when slotted in as a driver the PC will display the external drive. When clicking on the drive (which is extra storage) the drive which the PC will identitify it as DRIVE E, or DRIVE F or DRIVE G or even DRIVE H ; depending on how many drives your computer is running simultaneously.
Many older brands of PC do not have as many ports as newer PC models.
- USB Portable Drive -
The Kingston is the same size as a butter-knife and is smaller than many other Flash Drive brands. The 2GB memory capacity has been available for 24 months (retail); it has been used mostly for transferring uncompressed media files. It is a very valuable tool when sending data to different locations or moving to via many workstations.
- Flash memory -
The Flash Drive 'memory ' is a method of storage speed. This particular drive works twice as fast as a lower spec memory drive. It reads at a transfer rate of 28MB's per second and that is halved when transfering data from the key to another workstation. However, the USB key can communicate from different digital components -- such as MP3 Players -- Digital Cameras -- Handsets -- and most digital devices. The speed won't be noticeable unless you are transferring a file of over 256MB; then the speed of transferring would be an issue. Flash memory facilities are a lot cheaper than other memory systems such as EECOM products. Flash Memory is still relatively new and has already made an impact on memory storage methods.
- Price -
The Data Traveler flash memory key for 8GB is £10.99 (retail)-- 5/10 value for money. It is worth a shop around as these types of storage memory components have always got a deal on. The price was a little more due to Dell's (UK) VAT and Postage and Packaging fees.
A small piece of hardware that is impossible to not fathom out straightaway.It does take a while to get use to by using the slider, however, it certainly is a clever protector for the pin USB connector.
The 2GB of capacity space stores media files, like hi-definition WAVS and MP3 sound files AVI files MP4 files for mobile content such as video and film clips, can be stored without any file compression requirements. Compatible for cross purpose platforms PC/Mac - or on Laptops.
Thank you for reading this review, I hope it was helpful.
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