Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB Drive, 32GB

MX45174 DataTraveler 100 G3 USB Drive, 32GB
MX45174 DataTraveler 100 G3 USB Drive, 32GB MX45174 DataTraveler 100 G3 USB Drive, 32GB MX45174 DataTraveler 100 G3 USB Drive, 32GB MX45174 DataTraveler 100 G3 USB Drive, 32GB

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low cost flash

Submitted on Thursday, March 16, 2017
By Oleg Gritsev
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Strong plastic case.

Weaknesses of the product

Works better with USB 2.0. Not recognized sometimes by USB 3.0 ports. Write Speed: 12 MB/sec !! (very slow) Read Speed: 120 MB/sec

Additional Comments

Good for data transfers as a gift.

You Get What You Pay

Submitted on Sunday, November 30, 2014
By Ken
From Calgary, Alberta

Strengths of the product

-Budget Oriented -Extremely Light -Sturdy Cap-less Sliding Design -Has Area for Attaching String or to Key-chain -Stable (Stress tested by filling entire drive with contents, verifying saved data and repeated 3 times)

Weaknesses of the product

-No Indicator Light (Showing when the drive is busy and when safe to remove) -Gets VERY Warm While In Use (May be a cause for concern regarding longevity of the drive) -Slow Write Speeds For Advertised USB 3.0 Interface (Similar to speeds of USB 2.0 Drives)

Additional Comments

I'm a huge fan of the look and the cap-less design, but I'm not sure about its reliability over time since it tends to run so warm. It seems reliable so far, but I would recommend avoiding long read/write sessions to prevent the drive from overheating itself.

Great all around USB drive

Submitted on Saturday, October 04, 2014
By Jonathan Regehr
From Spruce Grove

Strengths of the product

Good read speeds - average around 56mB\s Very good read speads when copying from - from 80 -120mB\s Has 3.0

Weaknesses of the product

Physically, the peice of plastic that covers the from of the usb port tends to get worn from use and just falls down, bu t not a make or break deal.

Additional Comments

I got this more for transferring movies and disk images. It is realtive to what your transferring as you dont really know where your minimum capacitor is (whether its your hard drive, the serial bus, the mother board, or the USB port). From how I've used it and tested it, I love it so far and would definitely recommend it to anyone else for the price.

USB3.0 is a joke!

Submitted on Sunday, September 15, 2013
By Lloyd
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

price

Weaknesses of the product

way too slow

Additional Comments

You get somewhat decent speeds on USB3 for the first few seconds but then it drops considerably. Well into mediocre USB2.0 territory. It is almost a joke to call this USB3.0. This is for both read and write. I picked up a Corsair Flash Voyager and that thing SCREAMS in comparison to this Kingston. If I didn't mangle the packaging so bad (it's hard NOT to) then I would have returned it for another Corsair. Very disappointed.

Very slow write speed, decent read speed.

Submitted on Sunday, July 21, 2013
By Daren
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Read Speed: 35MB/s sustained. Price (got it for $18). USB3!!! (ha ... ha ...)

Weaknesses of the product

Write speed: 8ish MB/s sustained. Performs much, much slower than even USB2 can manage.

Additional Comments

It's ridiculous to market this as USB3, as it can't come remotely close to even USB2 bandwidth (there are USB2 drives that are MUCH faster). 8 MB/s write is terrible; 20+ minutes to fill it with large files is awful by today's standards. 35MB/s read speed is decent, if nowhere near USB3 spec. Obviously you get what you pay for, and for $18 this drive is worth it. Just realize you're getting a SLOW (to write to) unit, and you won't be disappointed

blazing read speed; write speed could use improvement

Submitted on Friday, June 28, 2013
By Jan
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Read speed of 138 MB/s on USB3 and 32 MB/s on USB2. Can't really ask for more at this price range.

Weaknesses of the product

Write speed of only 21 MB/s on USB3 (falls to ~13.6, as quoted by other reviewer, on USB2).

Additional Comments

Drive claimed 32GB, but actually had 30.9 GB (28.7 GiB) user-accessible capacity. Was the cheapest 32GB drive, so I suppose I can't complain :-).

Quick burst rate, USB 2 Speeds otherwise

Submitted on Monday, May 13, 2013
By Mark
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

For transferring a couple small files it's quick enough. Peak speed seen 60MB/sec Cheap

Weaknesses of the product

For large files the sustained rate is 14-15MB/sec so it feels like a reasonable USB2 drive rather than a USB3 drive

Additional Comments

About the speed you'd expect for a cheap drive. Can't comment on longevity yet. If you want a fast USB3 device buy a more expensive drive instead
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