Kingston 16GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drive - DTI/16GB - A reliable, inexpensive solution!
|Now you can store, carry and transfer files quickly in an affordable, convenient device. The DataTraveler from Kingston helps budget-conscious users break storage barriers, allowing you to easily store and move files in a device no bigger than a pocketknife.
As easy as click and drag, the DataTraveler can hold just about any file you can think of - reports pictures, spreadsheets or other important documents. It works with virtually any device with a USB port - even cross-platform from Macintosh to PC and vice versa. The DataTraveler also makes a great promotional item for your organization; it's simple to add your logo to increase brand-recognition, and it comes in multiple colors based on capacity.
Backed by a five-year warranty and Kingston's legendary service and support, the DataTraveler is a reliable, inexpensive solution for carrying files or your next promotion.
Customer Reviews of Kingston 16GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drive
Reliable but Slow5/1/2012
If you need just plain storage, this particular item will fit the bill. Any DataTraveler I have ever owned has been reliable, but a bit slower compared to the competition. If speed isn't an issue, this is the way to go. It has as nice loop at the end that would allow you to put it onto a key chain.
Sturdy, great shipping6/5/2011
This flash drive is very sturdy, easy to keep clean when carrying around - top is easily clipped on to the end of it and it is very fast. I have been using it for quite some time and really like it - plugs in easily and has always been recognized by any computer. Recommend
DIED after LESS than ONE YEAR! Unreliable10/5/2010
I refuse to believe the story that goes: "Oh, I just got a 'bad' one." That does not cut it! Now, I'm worried about my 32GB Kingston DataTraveler - I keep triple backups, just in case. I have much older ones - first-generation, that died mysteriously, but those I can understand. This 16GB, without warning, worked perfectly, then a few seconds later, stopped working altogether and would not EVER let istelf be re-formatted! And FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, PUT A *PHYSICAL* WRITE-PROTECT SWITCH ON THESE THINGS! Remember FLOPPY DISKS?! Yes, even *THOSE* had a little write-protect notch on them! It's just a no-brainer, useful safety mechanism that lets us say, "Ok, I have all my data on the USB flash drive the way I want it, DO NOT WRITE TO THE DEVICE!" Then, when the user (me) gets ready, I can slide that switch back, and then make updates to the USB flash drive again; then lock it when satisfied. I generally consider these as 'good quality,' but ... I have to subtract points due to the unreliability of the device - i.e, any such device that does not last even one year, is not to be considered reliable - so be sure and keep MULTIPLE BACKUPS of your data, especially if you backup Quicken or Quickbooks or other financial/sensitive data.
Kingston 16 Gig Data Traveler Flash Drive9/7/2010
It arrived quickly, and is fully functional.
Died!! (OK at first...)8/27/2010
My 16 Gb DATA TRAVELER died after just a short time. (Now, all I get is a constantly flashing LED on the body of the unit.) I have discarded the packing material, but I BELIEVE that the unit had a several year guarantee. I saw no info on this web site. This is no fault with Buy.com. I have always enjoyed a good experience with this company; I just drew a bad one.
Great flash drive2/3/2010
I use it to transfer a lot of video which are little more than 4gb, so this flash drive is perfect for it. Great price and reliable so far
Kingston good as always10/10/2009
Shipping was very fast, item works perfect (fastest of the three brands I have here including a smaller Kingston).9 access time with 16/mb burst speeds using HD Tach to test. Only 14.9 gig formatted, this is typical of how all drives are labled though. Easy enough to reformat in NTFS so you can copy files over 4 gig, just do an internet search "formatting thumbdrive NTFS"
Shipping a little slow but expected (free standard usps shipping). Good price for a 16gb flash. Speed of device is good for a "standard" transfer rate. Kingston in my experience is pretty reliable.
Try it you'll like it!6/10/2009
I own a total of 9 USB thumb drives (yeah I know Im a geek)of different sizes I now have 3 of the 16gb drives and they work perfect.I wait for the low price and then buy,this is a really good deal.As you can imagine there are so many uses for these, so now instead of carrying a big case full of CD or DVD's I now got everything I need on this drive.Even though it does kinda amaze me I have had no trouble with any of my Kingston thumb drives.Not that I need anymore but when and if they come down lower in cost I just may have to get a few more.....LOL MIKLO
Graet nvalue for money4/11/2009
This Data Traveler is worth every penny. Great storage at an affordable price.
mobile storage at a bargain4/7/2009
Great for bringing home work to catch up on. Quite easy to use, at most a three step process, 1) pop it in 2) do the transfers of files to and/or from the Kingston 'drive' 3) 'Remove safely...' and Bob's your uncle. Caveat, it has become fraught with errors and needed a chkdsk run on it. No worries, mate.
My current workhorse. Haven't formatted it to make a bootable drive, but have it formatted with NTFS to hold an entire DVD as an image. Fast transfers for files in the 100MB+ range as long as the computer has good implementation of modern USB ports. The 4.5GB DVD image takes some time to transfer.
Works fine for music in car3/21/2009
I've got a stereo in my truck with a USB port. I use this to store all of my music. Works fine for this. Speed for loading and unloading music is good. I'm not going to do time comparisons like some users because to the casual user who uses this for transfering files and such, you're not going to notice whether one flash drive is faster than another. I've got about ten flash drives of all different brands and styles, all seem to work about the same....because I've got better things to do that sit and time them. Bottom line (and I know you uber-geeks and high end power users will disagree), for general transferring of files, a flash drive is a flash drive is a flash drive. Whether it takes 10 seconds or 12 seconds, you'll never notice. Reliability is the key and this one seems reliable.
Great Deal on USB Flash Drive3/17/2009
I've bought Kingston USB flash drives before and this one does not disappoint. It performs pretty well for it's price range. Write speeds are average. Haven't experience failed writes as a previously experienced from a noname 8GB USB flash drive. Used TeraCopy to copy/move files with CRC verification. So this is a good value for storage/archive purposes.
Works as advertised3/17/2009
Pretty nice little USB drive. Not the fastest drive on the planet, but if you're looking for value over performance, this is a great buy. Speed wise it's average. No extra software or anything included with the drive.
Kingston 16GB flash drive3/17/2009
It was good thats what i thought. The price is copetitive but the performance is very slow. I tried transfering files form my system to the drive it takes twice the time than other drives It is compact and u cna store large data but u need ot be patient
great service as usual and a great product
USB Flash Drive3/16/2009
I bought this 16GB Kingston USB Flash drive to carry files, music, etc. It works as described, no problems at all. I also have the 2GB version and it has worked flawlessly for years. Hope this does the same.
16gigs of storage for your pocket that isn't hard on your pocket. Kingston makes the best products and I will continue to purchase from them for as long as they do so. Small, compact and fast, exactly what I need.
Perfect USB flash drive3/15/2009
Great price, great product. Easy to use. No setup required. Just copy files and BAM! Works with Windows and MAC. Also worked with my DVD player which is USB accessible to play files from.
Great product & price3/15/2009
At this price I bought two devices. Received them quickly and they worked perfectly. I use one as a backup.
What's not to like?3/7/2009
It works as advertised right out of the box. Great price too. I'm using it to back up the family laptop.
Keeps me coming back...3/3/2009
Kingston Makes a great product! Buy.com sells it and ships it at the right price! I have litterally purchased somwhere around 20 of this type of Kingston USB Key in variuos sizes and colors... They all work great! I have bought a number of other items from this site, but this one in particular keeps me coming back! Buy a few!
This is a good USB flash drive. The price was right, the shipping was timely and I unpacked it and was up and running withing 15 minutes. Great drive!
This USB key is a great deal at the price. Easy to use.
Great Product - Greater Service!!1/28/2009
I couldn't be more pleased with the 16 GB Kinston Data Traveler. I can back up all of my computer files quickly and transport them easily. This flash drive was really the answer to my computer's storage limitations. Even better than the product is Buy.com's service. When the originally shipped item did not arrive, Buy.com immediately replaced it at no charge, even though tracking data indicated it had been delivered! They actually trust their customers and go the extra mile to put the needs of the customers first. Because of their wonderful customer service, Buy.com will be the first place I go to shop online for future purchases.
Nice portable drive in your pocket1/28/2009
This is my third Kingston Data Traveler drive. I started with the 4gb, then purchased the 8gb and now the 16gb. I've been very pleased with this line and look forward to the 32gb model. Pros: Plenty of size for your movies, pics, software, etc. Light and easily fits in pocket. Plug and play in both mac and pc. Cons: Removable cap not attached. Speed is average or above average but not the fastest on the market - but good value. Overall I'm very pleased with this product and will continue purchasing this line of flash drives.
So far, so good.1/28/2009
This is very lightweight and portable. Kingston always has good reliable products. I have not had any problems with this product. It reads and writes fast. Great price too.
Great flash drive, but only one gripe1/14/2009
As most products from Kingston, this one performs as advertised. The price is right. My only gripe is with the design. The unattached cap is easy to lose.
I only just started using it to backup my files. Just insert into the USB port and off you go. Easy to use, hope it last and is reliable.
Good price and with free shipping. Overall satisfaction except the delivery was slow and didn't arrive in time for Christmas.
easy to use1/13/2009
Easy to use . Fast data transfer. Smart look. Reliable brand.
Got a pretty good deal, works well, and was shipped fast.
Great Product, Great Value!1/8/2009
My wife ordered this product for me as a stocking stuffer for Christmas, and it has really impressed. It's amazing how big these flash drives are getting now. It was a great value, and with a name like Kingston, you know you won't go wrong!
Great product, quick delivery1/6/2009
What can I say other than it's a great product from a great vendor, Buy.com, at a great price. The delivery was also quick, as expected.
Great Flash Drive!1/6/2009
I purchased this flash drive on Cyber Monday for $24.99, and this was the best money I've spent in a long while! This drive has very fast response time and a TON of storage for large files. Just put the drive in your pocket and not on your keychain. Buy this drive and you'll be very satisfied!
Ordered 1 got 5 and only billed for 1. Besides it is a good drive. Fast data transfer and was shipped quickly.
Great USB drive for the price1/6/2009
This has been a great USB drive. Speed is good, and lots of storage space.
Great price and product1/6/2009
Fast! Great product!
Great product and fast service receiving it. I have had alot of trouble with my other "cruzer" flash drives. This one is great!!
It does what you expect1/5/2009
For the price and capacity this drive cannot be bitten. It's convenient to use and is immediately recognized by the Windows XP PC as well as laptop. I wish it has an indicator that would let me know what's going on (is it connected? is there any data transfer?). Only because it has no indicator, I am giving it 4 stars of 5. Recommended!
Great Deal at an Excellent Price1/4/2009
Got this with free shipping. Item arrived fast and works as advertised. Great storage capacity. Actual capacity is only 15Gb as formatted by the manufacturer in FAT32. Nice product!
Great drive for an awesome price!1/3/2009
I originally bought this as a gift for a friend. He has a car stereo with a USB port on the front, and used a 512 MB flash drive with it to listen to music. For Christmas, we had a Secret Santa gift exchange with a $25 spending limit, and I wanted to get him a new flash drive for his car (and other purposes), and this just leapt off the page at me when I saw it. He's absolutely thrilled with it; he uses it to carry almost his entire music collection in his car, as well as a bootable drive to do computer tech support and anti-virus scans. Its proven to be so helpful, I'm buying one for myself! As a note to people who are concerned about it not being "16 GB": The capacity listed for ANY drive (flash or HDD) is based on the unformatted capacity. Formatting a drive reduces the available capacity. That's why this will show up on your computer as ~15 GB. It becomes more noticeable with larger drives; a 120 GB computer hard drive may show up as only 110 GB once it is formatted in your system.
I got mine for 24.99 a ridiculously Great DEAL!! And it is great
I have had no problems in transferring files from PC to PC. I purchased the 16GB data traveler for $23.99 with free S/H. By the time I had read the email from Buy.com which had the flash drive in it, they had ran out and what sellers were left had either a higher base price or included a fee for S/H that increased the price. I waited a couple weeks and buy.com had it back in stock for the same price. Glad I waited.
I have several Kingston DataTraveler of various sizes and they have all worked great. Saw the 16GB for a good price and had to jump on it. Works good and same quality I have come to expect from Kingston.
Alot of room in this baby!!1/1/2009
I am very happy with this little guy. It has enough room to backup the whole "My Pictures" folder, as well as many files in my documents. Works fast enough, and best of all a great price !
The 16gb flash drive for $25.00 is fantastic the only problem i had was that the flash drive is a fat32 which means u can only download 2gb at a time for my use i needed it to allow me to do more but overall its very good for the price.
I bought this for my husband, he is a computer wiz and has 3 other ones but they were not 16gb. He loves it. it holds alot and loads very fast, plus it has a loop that he can put it on his key ring so he never loses it. The best price around.
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