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Kingston 16GB DataTraveler Generation 3 (G3) USB Flash Drive (White & Blue) - DTIG3/16GBZ

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This drive is plenty fast for me. I mostly transfer MP3's onto it for listening to in my car on my JVC head unit. It takes 8 seconds for it to see the 12.8 gigs of music I currently have on it. After that, there's no delay. By the way, the cap CAN be easily removed. Just hold the cap by the skinny sides (instead of the flat) and give it a slight squeeze while pulling. It will come right off. The cap does store on the end, it just sits there a bit too loose for some peoples tastes I guess. This 16 GB G3 did not come with the little string thing that lets you put it on a keychain but a 4 pack of Kingston 4 GB G3's I bought a while ago did include the little string things. Happy Deal Hunting!

-Richard quote

It seemed like a great deal when I bought it. I only used this several times, then it froze. I tried to format it, but unable to do so (on multiple computers). Disappointed.

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Works but very Sloooow!

by Ray on 11/26/2010

I bought 2 of these and they have a much slower transfer speed than listed. I used two speed testing programs and only got 3.7MB/sec. read, 2.5MB/sec. write. They will not work with a TV media box for transferring 1080p video like a WD HD media player.

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Fast with plenty of space

by Donovan X on 12/7/2010

I needed a 16GB USB drive to transport photos. I have not tested read/write to the microsecond like the previous reviewer. All I know is it moves files from a Class 6 PNY SDHC card WAY faster than the same transfer to my hard drive. Pros:Sleek, slim design does not cramp other USB devices. The cap stores on the end during use. Very fast read/write speeds as advertised. No useless software pre-installed. 16GB is more than all my old USB drives combined so the space is great. Cons:I prefer a capless design for road warrior gear. The "key ring" slot on the end is too narrow to fit an actual key ring or lanyard. Plastic casing does not look like it will take any abuse like my Cruzer Titanium nor would it actually survive on a key ring. No support for transferring copyrighted material (the previous reviewer should have known this feature was not advertised nor included in this model). Hopefully it will be a standard feature in "G4" drives!.

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Product Overview

This Kingston USB drive is a perfect fit for the office, home, school and wherever you travel. A well-built cap protects the USB plug and your data. DataTraveler G3 also makes a great promotional item for your organization; it's simple to add your logo to increase brand recognition.

With 16GB of storage, you'll have plenty of space for your documents, music, photos, movies, and even apps and bookmarks. Never be without your files again.

DataTraveler G3 is backed by legendary Kingston reliability plus a five-year warranty and free tech support.


Manufacturer Kingston
Mfg Part# DTIG3/16GBZ
SKU 217434662
UPC 740617177367
UPC 14 00740617177367
Product Guide Click Here for the Kingston Store
Speed — 10MB/sec. read, 5MB/sec. write
Convenient — sturdy loop supports most key rings
Simple — just plug into a USB port
Practical — cap protects the USB plug
Guaranteed — five-year warranty
Customizable — co-logo program available
Tech Specs
Capacity: 16GB
Dimensions — 2.59" x 0.88" x 0.42" (65.68mm x 22.37mm x 10.66mm)
Operating Temperature — 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature — -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
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