Review: Kingston DataTraveller 100 G3 Pen Drive

You can never have enough USB pen drives around as they come in handy. Case in point the Kingston DataTraveller 100 G3 pen drive.

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This one is 16GB, but you can get them in sizes from 8GB all the way to 128GB. Though I cannot find the 8GB model in any store that I visited. So expect 16GB to be the floor.

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It’s a USB 3.0 pen drive made of plastic that uses a cap-less design for convenience and the sliding mechanism works well. The back side of the drive has a loop for lanyards. A key chain won’t fit here which I think would be the more typical use case. It’s physically very small. From a performance standpoint, it’s very average. I measured the drive’s performance at 42 MB/s read and 15 MB/s write. In other words, there are faster drives out there. However, what it has going for it is price. I picked this one up for $8.99 CDN. But you can drop $64.99 on a 128GB drive and there are sizes in between these two extremes. If you need a cheap drive and high performance isn’t a factor, check this drive out.

 

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