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$5 (In-Store Only) USB 3.0 32 GB Kingston DataTraveller 100 G3

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[Visions Electronics] $5 (In-Store Only) USB 3.0 32 GB Kingston DataTraveller 100 G3

Kingston DataTraveller 100 G3 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $5 @ Visions Electronics (in-Store Only).

Can't go wrong at this price for data transfer or creating a bootable USB.
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Costco in-store has/had 3 x 64gb sticks for 20$ reg, 15$ on clearance.
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Yes it's usb3, but the read speed is similar to usb2. The write speed is similar to 3.5 floppy. Check Amazon reviews for benchmarks and decide. I don't use mine anymore
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Metoo3 wrote: Yes it's usb3, but the read speed is similar to usb2. The write speed is similar to 3.5 floppy. Check Amazon reviews for benchmarks and decide. I don't use mine anymore
It's not even noticeable unless all you do is transfer files over USB daily or use it as a bootable OS
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hoodrich wrote: It's not even noticeable unless all you do is transfer files over USB daily or use it as a bootable OS
I've got one and it is noticeable. I thought the same when I got it but it became too frustrating
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UnexpectedToken wrote: Complete garbage usb sticks, not even with the $5
I totally disagree with your assessment of these drives. I have never had a problem with these sticks. I have tons of these and none of them have failed.
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Good for storing tax files and other stuff you don't want to necessary stored on the cloud
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KenAdams wrote: I totally disagree with your assessment of these drives. I have never had a problem with these sticks. I have tons of these and none of them have failed.
It's not about the failure rate, it's about the speed. They are often in the 4-15MB/s write range, which by todays standards of flash being able to write GB/s, is just awful. Kingston once prided itself on performance and quality, now they are just a crap brand in many respects.
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Tcalp wrote: It's not about the failure rate, it's about the speed. They are often in the 4-15MB/s write range, which by todays standards of flash being able to write GB/s, is just awful. Kingston once prided itself on performance and quality, now they are just a crap brand in many respects.
Really? That's odd then. It could be a driver? There is a way to speed it up. I get average of 60MB/s up to 100MB/s depending on the file size. If you right click, change the properties to fastest and skip the caching.
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I think the drive's speeds are fine. I just tested in my new Dell Inspiron 5505 4500U laptop using one of its USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports. Here are the results:
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KenAdams wrote: Really? That's odd then. It could be a driver? There is a way to speed it up. I get average of 60MB/s up to 100MB/s depending on the file size. If you right click, change the properties to fastest and skip the caching.
I haven't had a need to use a flash drive in a long time, but the world would generally disagree with your results. Maybe if you are only copying a spreadsheet.

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I do find that depending on the unit you get, speeds can vary widely; They must use a series of different nands in these things, depending on factory/production batch or something.
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KenAdams wrote: I totally disagree with your assessment of these drives. I have never had a problem with these sticks. I have tons of these and none of them have failed.
Metoo3 wrote: I've got one and it is noticeable. I thought the same when I got it but it became too frustrating
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Somebody posted their results and they are different, maybe a USB issue?
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