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.


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.


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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