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Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

  • Model DT100G3/16GB
  • 16GB
  • USB 3.0
  • Backward compatible to USB 2.0

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Michael M.
  • 4/23/2016 3:24:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs16 GB USB Drive

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

Pros: It's a USB drive. 3.1 USB speed. Kingston technology. Good device. It's useful.

Cons: It doesn't wash a car or walk a dog.

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  • Pamela M.
  • 4/15/2016 7:49:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

Pros: Sent very quickly and perfect size for what we need!

Cons: None

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  • David W.
  • 10/4/2015 12:07:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice form factor

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

Pros: Reasonably high capacity, USB 3.0, medium form factor and decent build quality.

Cons: If you're looking for an ultra-small form factor, this is not it. Also, if you're going to carry it around in a pocket or somewhere that dirt might collect on the contacts, this connector is not actually covered, just retracted.

Other Thoughts: This was exactly the form factor I wanted to keep a few in my desk drawer for transferring and/or sharing photos and videos, etc.. I also own a different, super-small USB flash drive with a cover for the connector that I carry around with me everywhere.

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  • Mitchell K.
  • 9/22/2015 11:04:27 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

Pros: Can't lose cap

Cons: Has place for ring to attach to key chain but no ring is included.

Other Thoughts: Purchased advertised special of 3-16GB USB3 thumb drives. Intent was to create external boot drive to use for repairing my families Macs (multiple operating systems). The software I tried to use to create the boot drives said all three had physical damaged areas and needed to be replaced. I was unable to create a USB3 boot drive with any one of the three.

Manufacturer Response:

Mitchell K,

I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience with the usb drives. I would very much like to assist you in getting these drives resolved for you, so I've created a Kingston case, SR278660, contact us at, Kingston Techincal Support line: (800) 435-0640 (714) 435-2639 Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. PST, and we can further assist. Please note for future that none of our Kingston USB drives were designed, built, or tested to be bootable drives. We understand that it is possible to do this with any usb drive, but Kingston has no guarantee for this configuration to be applied to our usb drives.

Thank you for using Kingston Technology as your upgrade partner.
~Darren/Kingston Technical Support

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  • Peter S.
  • 9/4/2015 11:02:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsSlower than expected

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

Pros: Nice metal connector. Overall construction is fine.

Cons: Way too slow data transfer. I got only 35MB/s using HD Tune. Compare this with my Lexar S25 drive that gives over 225MB/s speed. Perhaps it is the Kingston USB 3 interface that is not operating at full speed, but something is wrong. I am rather disappointed.

Other Thoughts: Price of the Lexar was essentially the same as Kingston. Sorry that I did not get a second Lexar. I thought the metal connector on Kingston was better, but did not realize the performance hit I would take.

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  • George F.
  • 6/29/2015 7:47:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsSlow but works ok

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

Pros: 1. Its a USB 3.0 flashdrive
2. It works ok for what I use it for
3. Its pretty cheap

Cons: 1. I don't like the sliding cover. I have to push more on the end of the drive to inset into my usb 3.0 port or the sliding part will make it harder to put in.
2. Slower than I expected - only about 40mbs based on what i've read. Why can't all usb 3.0 flash drives all work at max speed?! Back in the 90's, tech companies had much better integrety than this.
3. It does not have an activity LED, which I prefer to see on flash drives.

Other Thoughts: save up money and find something else in the 200mbs to 400mbs speed range if you care about transfer speeds.

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  • Andrew K.
  • 3/31/2015 3:58:57 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsKingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

Pros: None.

Cons: Not the advertised 16GB, but is in fact only 14.25GB.
Read/Write speeds are slow.
Plastic used feels kinda cheap.

Other Thoughts: I bought this flash drive expecting something speedy with a full 16GB of storage, and was greatly disappointed when I plugged it in and discovered that it can only store 14.25GB not 16GB, I do understand that storage devices typically do have less than the advertised storage amount as most of the time the manufacturer goes by 1GB = 1000MB, whereas a normal computer goes off of 1GB = 1024MB, It couldn't have hurt them to bump the storage up a little more.
The flash drive also managed to give me a BSOD upon plugging it in directly to my computer instead of into my USB Hub, was not happy about this.
And upon doing some speed tests on the drive I discovered that it is much slower than I expected, falling far behind most other usb 3.0 flash drives.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,
I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the misunderstanding of any of the DT100G3's specifications. The available capacity of the drive differs from the actual capacity as some of the listed capacity is used in formatting and other functions of the drive. Also, this drive is an entry level USB 3.0 drive and does not offer performance transfer speeds. We are here to help and can troubleshoot with you to determine if the drive is performing as expeceted or not. When considering your experience of plugging in the drive and getting a BSOD there may be something else going on also affecting the drive's performance. So we can investigate and resolve this for you, please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and an available technician will assist you.

Thank you for using Kingston Flash drives.

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  • Pavel S.
  • 3/2/2015 4:38:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery disappointed

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

Pros: cheap

Cons: not usb 3.0. Max speed I've reached 3.5 Mb/c

Other Thoughts: I had another one and it wrote about 17 Mb/c

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  • Lester W.
  • 11/4/2014 1:09:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Service

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

Pros: Received item in record time and in great shape!!!!

Cons: None

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  • Blake D.
  • 9/28/2014 6:11:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUSB 3 and I like it

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/16GB

Pros: - Works
- Slide cover for USB connector
- Key ring on opposing side of USB connector
- Low price (for 2014)

Cons: Slide cover leaves inside of USB male connector exposed to elements (dust, particles in pocket, debris, etc)

Other Thoughts: -The shell is sturdy (I torqued it using my hands and I dropped it from ~8' onto tiled floor)
-The circuitry seems efficient (I plugged it into my USB 3 port and added and removed a few ISOs totaling 14GB ~5 times throughout my day. The drive was warm, but doesn't seem affected, because I finished by loading my backup boot onto it.

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