I thought the price value per mb was a good value. Compatible with usb 1.1 and 2.0. It came with a neck strap and keychain ring.
The design is poor. I have a compaq laptop and it won't go into the usb port because the connection part is too wide. Which makes it useless since I use it frequently with my laptop for school. It should have come with an usb extension cable so those with the laptop problem can use the drive.
I give it a 1 because it won't plug into my laptop. Might have gotten a 5 if it plugged into my laptop or came with extension cable.
Also it didn't come with a driver cd. That is fine if you have windows 2k or higher. If you have win98 it tells you to go download the driver.
I found this flash drive to be just what I was looking for. XP finds and loads the driver in seconds, and it's ready to use, just drag and drop, or copy and paste. Two very minor inconveniences on the downside are...you will need to download the driver for Win98 from Kingston's site, for use with that OS; and secondly, if your usb slot is located *right* next to another occupied plug ( usb, ethernet, ect.) you will most likely have to unplug the other cable temporarily, or use an usb extension cable to plug it in, due to the width of the Data Traveler's case. Forunately, a short extension is pretty inexpensive ( yes, would have been nice if it came with one though), and neither shortcoming detracts from how useful the device is. Beats several floppies, or carrying around a cd anytime, for temporary storage and/or tranferring data.
Have other thumb drives (Lexar) which work perfectly. This one at first would mount but gave errors on copying files. Tried to reformat but wouldn't unmount drive. Then didn't mount at all but format attempts failed. Attempted on two different machines and OSes. If it had worked I would have lived with the lousy cap but it's worth mentioning now that it is nearly impossible to remove. Why do they design things like that? Don't they ever test these things with real people?
Value rating is for if it had worked.
Ease of use is neutral since it is a simple product to use but gave me trouble.
Obviously performance and satisfaction for me were poor.
Now you can store, carry and transfer large files in an affordable, convenient device. The DataTraveler from Kingston helps budget-conscious users break storage barriers, allowing them to easily store and move large files in a device no bigger than a pocketknife, replacing the need for floppies or the hassle of burning CDs. As easy as click and drag, the DataTraveler can hold just about any file you can think of: term papers, theses, digital images, spreadsheets or other important documents. It works with virtually any computer with a USB port - even cross-platform from Macintosh to PC and vice versa. The DataTraveler is also a great promotional item for businesses; nearly any logo can be affixed to it, increasing brand-recognition. Backed by a five-year warranty and Kingston's legendary service and support, the DataTraveler is a reliable, inexpensive solution for carrying digital files with you wherever you go.
Compatible with USB 2.0 specifications (up to 1.5 MB/sec.), USB IF-certified Support for file/drive compression on compatible operating systems USB bus powered (4.4 V - 5.25 V) Power-saving auto-sleep mode Low power consumption Data retention: 10 years Endurance: 300,000 cycles per logical sector Convenient - pocket-sized with lanyard for easy transportability Simple - just plug-and-play into a USB port Shielded - protective plug-in cap Fashionable - sleek profile and hip design
DataTraveler Full Speed USB Flash Memory - 512 MB Lanyard Six-inch USB cable Manual Driver CD
Plug-and-Play Compatible - works with Windows 98*, Me, 2000 and XP; Macintosh OS 9.x, 10.x * Drivers required (included on CD) for Windows 98 users
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