Since I paid a USB 2 price for a USB 3 drive, it was a real bargain. Kingston products have served me well over the years and I'm sure this will too.
I ran some read/write speed tests and got about 54mb/s read and 32mb/s write. This is about 2.5x the speed of a good USB 2 device but a bit short of the 73mb/s read and 47 mb/s write I get from another device that I paid twice as much per mb for.
I received the item within 6 days after placing the order, this flash drive is smaller than what I had expected. USB 3.0 is definitely a plus, you save a lot of time when transferring big files. 16Gb is plenty of space to fit a lot depends on what type of files.
Got this because it was on super sale. This USB 3.0 drive works, but does not work between Linux and Windows. Even though Linux supports NTFS file system (I've also tried FAT32 and ext4 with no luck). I have a Sandisk 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive that works flawlessly, as it should. Inter-OS usability is kind of important in most circles. Bottom line is if you only use one OS ever, this will probably be okay for you.
I needed a flash drive to connect to my Samsung Blu-Ray player in order to have storage to use the BD Live feature on Blu-Ray discs. This Kingston DataTraveler fits the bill perfectly, doesn't cost much, has plenty of capacity for storage, and isn't distracting to the look of the player. Highly recommended!
Kingston’s DataTraveler 111 (DT111) USB Flash drive is compliant with next-generation USB 3.0 specifications, to take advantage of USB 3.0 ports in newer notebooks and desktops. It lets you quickly transfer all your data, from documents and presentations to music, photos and more.
DT111 features a cost-effective hardware design so only a minimal investment is required to transition to a satisfying USB 3.0 experience.
DT111 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 systems to maximize current and future computer investments. It’s backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.