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Kingston DataTraveler 111 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT111/16GB

  • Model DT111/16GB
  • 16GB 2.44" x 0.81" x 0.47"
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Learn more about the Kingston Technology Corp. DT111/16GB

Model

Brand
Kingston
Series
DataTraveler 111
Model
DT111/16GB

Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 3.0
Capacity
16GB
Dimensions
2.44" x 0.81" x 0.47"
Features
Ideal USB 3.0 starter storage device

Backwards compatible with USB 2.0

Supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP & Mac

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Phillip O.
  • 4/3/2013 6:10:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot a good product

Pros: It did not last long enough to determine if there were any Pro's.

Cons: I owned this drive for a little over a month before it failed. I was moving files onto it and it just quit writing. It turns out the drive has become write protected and there seems to be no way to un-write protect it.

Other Thoughts: I will replace this with another brand.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue that occured with the DT111. We can troubleshoot with you to try and resolve the issue or replace the drive under warranty. Please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • David T.
  • 3/1/2013 12:00:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery Slow

Pros: It works.
Large capacity.
Relatively cheap for USB 3

Cons: Slow.
V-e-e-e-e-r-r-r-r-y slow.

Other Thoughts: (this is a re-do of an earlier review that had some typos. also, upon further review, this gets 2 stars, not three. please delete my earlier review.)

As a USB 3.0 memory stick with 16GB capacity, this is very well priced. It works.
However, it's exceedingly slow, to the point that "USB 3" is meaningless - it's significantly slower than old USB 2 memory sticks.

I ran some tests, copying a 1GB file to various media using both the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports on my laptop.

Here are the results in minutes and seconds:
a) This device in USB 2.0 port: 3:30
b) This device in USB 3.0 port: 3:10

c) 2-3 year old USB stick in USB 2.0 port: 2:35
d) 2-3 year old USB stick in USB 3.0 port: 2:31

e) WD elements 1TB USB 3.0 in USB 2.0 port: 0:50
f) WD elements 1TB USB 3.0 in USB 3.0 port: 0:25

As you can see this device is significantly slower than even an old memory stick, and the WD HD blows it out of the water.
For storage, this item is adequate. For speed, it's abysmal.

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  • David T.
  • 3/1/2013 4:25:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks, but very slow

Pros: It works.
Large capacity.
Relatively cheap for USB 3

Cons: Slow.
Very slow.

Other Thoughts: As a USB 3.0 memory stick with 16GB capacity, this is very well priced. It works.
However, it's exceedingly slow, to the point that USB 3 is meaningless.

I ran some tests, copying a 1GB file to various media using both USB 3 and USB 2 ports. Here are the results:
a) This device with USB 2: 3:30
b) This device with USB 3: 3:10 (almost no difference)
c) 2-3 year old USB stick in USB 2 port: 2:35
d) 2-3 year old USB stick in USB 2 port: 2:31
e) WD elements 1TB USB 3.0 in USB 2 port: 0:50
f) WD elements 1TB USB 3.0 in USB 2 port: 0:25

As you can see this device is significantly slower than even an old memory stick, and the WD HD blows it out of the water.
For storage, this item is fine. For speed, it's abysmal.

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  • casey r.
  • 2/25/2013 2:50:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works great, low price

Cons: none

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  • Christopher R.
  • 1/23/2013 6:03:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointing

Pros: 16gb (approx)

It works, albeit not as one might expect.

Cons: 14.5gb

Write speeds, while using a USB 2.0 port in w7 64bit, with windows pre-selected driver, is an unacceptable 4MB/s. Dumping approx 8gigs on there by drag-droping a single folder within my dir.

Other Thoughts: Results may vary, obviously other reviewers have had better outcomes.

I have a Kingston DataTraveler that is several years old, usb 2.0, that is AT LEAST four times as fast.
I will not be heavily using this device, it was purchased for seldom file transfer and intended primarily as redundant backup, if I were overly concerned with performance I would most definitely return.

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  • Joseph S.
  • 1/11/2013 9:41:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: -Wonderful design, love the shiny cross-hatch texture on the cap.
-Blisteringly fast. 75MB/s read-write on windows 8 64-bit.
-No bloatware, comes as an empty drive

Cons: -Only 14.5GB usable space, sort of a disappointment given I've used 16GB drives with 15.1-15.5 GB usable space.
-Didn't come with any straps or cords to attach to a keyring.

Other Thoughts: You can find cheaper 16gb USB 3.0 flash drives, but they probably wont be as reliable or fast as this one. Needed one shipped fast and free for a windows 8 boot drive for my PC build, arrived in 2 days, couldn't be disappointed. Would recommend for someone needed a long-term reliable flash drive, just watch out for the 10% cut in usable space.

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  • Matthew E.
  • 12/26/2012 7:23:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat USB Stick

Pros: Great USB 3.0 speed, compatible with 1.1/2.0/3.0. Kingston brand.

Cons: Won't recognize in my Dell back-up utility.

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  • Tyler F.
  • 12/8/2012 12:04:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Works well. Cap clips to back side for storage when its in use.

Cons: None yet.

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