Kingston 32GB DataTraveler 101 G2 USB 2.0 Flash Drive - 32 GB - USB 2.0 - Purple - DT101G2/32GBZET

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I have purchased 3 of these drives and they work fine for about 3-6 months. I routinely work between Windows 7 and Mac OSX (Snow Leopard and Lion). I have not tried to overclock the drives or altered them in any way. They are formatted Fat32 and continue to work for a while on my Macs, but after some time, they will no longer function on these machines either. I have been able to RMA one drive under warranty with Kingston (the replacement drive has also failed now) -- I will have to work on two more. I have about 2 dozen flash drives that I use on a fairly routine basis. I bought these because I liked the design and I have had good luck with Kingston drives in the past. I would not recommend these drives. They appear to use marginal memory chips from China and I suspect they will fail at a critical time (as they did for me). While I do not have an engineering degree, I am a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and I hold 2 graduate degrees in other areas (i.e. Neuroscience). I have worked extensively with all versions of Windows, many versions of the Mac OS and several versions of Linux. I routinely use large amounts of storage for functional neuroimaging. I rarely review products, but given the issues I have had with these drives, I wanted to warn people. The design is nice in my opinion, but these are bad drives -- do yourself a favor and try another brand.

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I do not recommend these drives

on 12/3/2011

I have purchased 3 of these drives and they work fine for about 3-6 months. I routinely work between Windows 7 and Mac OSX (Snow Leopard and Lion). I have not tried to overclock the drives or altered them in any way. They are formatted Fat32 and continue to work for a while on my Macs, but after some time, they will no longer function on these machines either. I have been able to RMA one drive under warranty with Kingston (the replacement drive has also failed now) -- I will have to work on two more. I have about 2 dozen flash drives that I use on a fairly routine basis. I bought these because I liked the design and I have had good luck with Kingston drives in the past. I would not recommend these drives. They appear to use marginal memory chips from China and I suspect they will fail at a critical time (as they did for me). While I do not have an engineering degree, I am a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and I hold 2 graduate degrees in other areas (i.e. Neuroscience). I have worked extensively with all versions of Windows, many versions of the Mac OS and several versions of Linux. I routinely use large amounts of storage for functional neuroimaging. I rarely review products, but given the issues I have had with these drives, I wanted to warn people. The design is nice in my opinion, but these are bad drives -- do yourself a favor and try another brand.

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Product Overview

Kingston's DataTraveler101 Generation 2 is a convenient storage companion that lets you take all of your data to your home, office, school and anywhere you travel. It comes with urDrive1, preloaded software that gives you a new and exciting way to look at your data. When you launch the software, the urDrive interface pops up like a desktop for your USB. It features drag-and-drop and double-click capabilities to help organize all your files, photos, videos, music and more. It's easy to use and even includes a built-in Photo Viewer and mp3 player, plus a 2GB online backup account to keep your important files secure online.

Specifications

Manufacturer Kingston
Mfg Part# DT101G2/32GBZET
SKU 220950659
UPC 740617184181
UPC 14 00740617184181
Features
Host Interface USB 2.0
Product Type Flash Drive
Manufacturer Part Number DT101G2/32GBZET
Manufacturer Kingston Technology Company
Product Model DT101G2/32GBZET
Product Name 32GB DataTraveler 101 G2 USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Product Line DataTraveler 101 G2
Brand Name Kingston
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority WEEE / RoHS / REACH
Color Purple
Length 2.3"
Height 0.4"
Width 0.7"
Storage Capacity 32 GB
Limited Warranty 5 Year
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