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Kingston USB 3.X DataTraveler Flash Drive $5 32GB, $9 64GB, $15 128GB

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[Visions Electronics] Kingston USB 3.X DataTraveler Flash Drive $5 32GB, $9 64GB, $15 128GB

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I've been using a 32GB 100 G3 as my windows install media for several years without complaint. @ $5 it's a no-brainer.
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I assume they’re painfully slow?
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geokilla wrote: I assume they’re painfully slow?
Not that I've noticed, although I will admit that it was my first USB 3 stick so I don't have anything to compare it to.
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sswilson wrote: Not that I've noticed, although I will admit that it was my first USB 3 stick so I don't have anything to compare it to.
The reads aren't terrible, last I recall.

Fast enough as an installation medium.
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Got a bunch of Kingston from days gone but they are all dead. Samsung, Lexar and SanDisk only these days though I have dabbled with some cheap 3s like the Emtec at Walmart, which are painfully slow and sometimes aren't even the size stamped on them. But cheap ones are good for loaners or throwaways. Any other BnM stores selling cheap 3s? Seems to be a lot of 2s for school use but haven't seen any deals on 3s from The Source, Walmart, Best Buy or Staples which are the big stores around here...
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The 64gb seem to be all just a dollar off?
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128gb 3.0 great for backing up pictures/documents should my main computer drive ever crash without warning.

I rather have these than paying monthly for cloud storage which could be accessed by external parties and/or all lost without cause or protection
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Have fun taking a half an hour to copy 32gb onto these.

USB drives at this pricepoint are NEVER fast. Should be illegal to make these, go straight to the landfill
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danascully wrote: Have fun taking a half an hour to copy 32gb onto these.

USB drives at this pricepoint are NEVER fast. Should be illegal to make these, go straight to the landfill
You start the copy, then you go do something else. It’s not that difficult
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price match with Staples and get free shipping + eco fee \o/
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I personally have used Kingston DataTraveler all the way from 128MB to 128GB ones for over 20 years, and I've NEVER had any issues with those at all.


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P.S. I picked up 32GB at MemEx for $4.5 (No eco fee!) with their price beat.
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I've used inexpensive Kingston USB flash drives for years, dont think I would do larger than 32gb maybe 64gb seeing transfer speeds are slow. Great for loading small stuff, or load and store, just not for loading large amounts of data frequently.

For recurring large data use I would spend more on a fast drive.

For a lot of the routine use cannot go wrong as I consider them to be disposable, so can put files on and give away as i dont really care much about losing them.
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Picked up a dozen of the 32GB G3 a few months ago for same price @ Visions.
Use them for small stuff and just throw on a label so I know whats on it and drop it in my desk drawer for storage
Same here, for all the years I have been using Kingston USB drives I have never had an issue

I do use a M2 SSD in an enclosure for larger items
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Been using Kingston drives for work since 2+ years and no issues. Use it to collect information and very little usage of write. Some to collect IOCs/malware and some as bootable linux drives.
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Damn, been looking for a good dual drive, USB A 3 + USB C.
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geokilla wrote: I assume they’re painfully slow?
Yes, I just bought one this week and it goes up to 90mbps down to 0mbps back up to 90 back down to zero over and over and over again. I changed it to the fastest setting but still didn't help any.
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These drives might be a bit slow, but they have a very reliable mechanism for the price.
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Can we pricematch these @ bestbuy?

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