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Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

  • Model DT100G3/8GB
  • 8GB
  • Backward compatible to USB 2.0
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  • Anonymous
  • 6/23/2015 5:08:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsJust Average

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

Pros: Just like everyone else, price.

Cons: Definitely NOT USB 3.0 speeds. Don't know how they can get by with this. Thin plastic for chip protection.

Other Thoughts: Win 7 64 WITH all USB 3.0 drivers installed.

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  • David H.
  • 4/23/2015 8:51:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood, cheap, expendable

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

Pros: Very nice price tag, especially if you can nab a combo with these. They have a good build quality and USB 3.0 is always a plus.

Cons: Not super fast speeds, but for 5$, you can't really complain.

Other Thoughts: For those that use pen drives for what they are supposed to be used for, convenient data storage. If you don't care too much about super fast speeds and still want a well-built drive, this is for you.

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  • Lawrence S.
  • 4/2/2015 10:22:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMine are bootable

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

Pros: Haven't had them for long, but they seem fine. I used MS's ISO Tool to image a Win10 Tech Preview ISO to one, and it boots fine in a GA-H81M-DS2V mobo. Gave a couple to one of my friends, and he made a bootable Linux LiveUSB with one.

Cons: Write speed is indeed slow. Even connected by USB3.0, they only write at 5MB/sec. I guess this is expected on smaller and cheaper drives?

Other Thoughts: Got a good deal on a Newegg combo-pack of these.

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  • Dave O.
  • 3/16/2015 11:50:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFor data storage only; not for win installs

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

Pros: it works

Cons: haven't been able to install windows 7/8/8.1/10/2012 with this unit; when you get to the install part to select the HD partition and then click next; you get message saying no partition found, even when you can see and select a good partition in the list.

Other Thoughts: good for data storage only; it seems fast enough for me but i did no testing of the read/write speeds

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, We apologize for the misunderstanding of the functionality of our DT100G3 flash drive. Our USB flash drives are only intended to be used for data storage. Using the drive as a bootable disk does not always work properly as it is configured as a removable disk. As the drive was able to be made bootable, typically it should have worked after that point.

I have seen some reports online of various USB 3.0 drives not working properly as a Windows Installer due to missing USB 3.0 controller drivers in the installation package and/or the USB 3.0 controller being disabled in the BIOS. Although USB 3.0 drives should revert to USB 2.0 as they are backwards compatible that for some reason does not appear to happen in the Windows Installer.

If you have any further questions or concerns about the DT100G3, please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and an available technician will be able to assist you.

Thank you for using Kingston flash drives,
-Jewel, Kingston US Technical Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/30/2014 3:07:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot USB 3.0!!!

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

Pros: It's compact

Cons: It's not USB 3.0 and it's slower than any flash drive I've bought in the last 5 years.

Other Thoughts: Kingston has once again dropped the ball and lowered their standards with deceptive marketing practices, thus reducing themselves to "Keyword spammers" with their whole mumbo-jumbo about this drive being "USB 3.0 compliant"

Kingston's definition of "compliant" is that it FUNCTIONS in a USB 3.0 drive, but only at slow boring USB 2.0 speeds. Shame on you Kingston! I don't like to be taken for a fool and I will now make a conscious effort to avoid your products at all costs!

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  • Alvin B.
  • 5/10/2014 11:21:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsIt's slow.

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

Pros: It has 8gb of space.

Cons: It runs slower than my USB 2.0 drive I've been using for years. I've tried it on 3 different computers, in the blue USB 3.0 ports. It consistently transfers at 8.0MB/s, which is extraordinarily slow. USB 2.0 can transfer 2-3x that fast. USB 3.0 should be able to transfer many more multiples of times faster.

What good is USB 3.0 if the device itself is SLOWER than 2.0?

Other Thoughts: For me, this drive is worthless. I already have a stack of USB thumb drives that are USB 2.0. The sole and only reason I bought this one was for increased speed, which I did not get.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for any issue experienced with the DT100G3 flash drive. This drive is an entry-level USB 3.0 drive and does not offer performance transfer speeds. If you are looking for a performance USB 3.0 drive, please consider our DTHX30 which offers 30MB/s write in USB 2.0 and 135MB/s write in USB 3.0 ports. For any further assistance, 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.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Abbas H.
  • 12/27/2013 9:35:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat USB

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

Pros: Bought it and used it and it is fast love it

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: None

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  • True-North M.
  • 10/22/2013 9:02:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

Pros: 1 piece design eliminating the possibility of loosing a cover, hardened plastic mold construction

Cons: Transfer rates very slow for a USB 3.0 device. Speeds compare to a USB 2.0 drive of equal value. Not worth the purchase. I have a few other USB 3.0 flash drives that well exceed the 100MB /sec. This doesn't even reach 7MB /sec

Other Thoughts: Surprising that Kingston would falsely advertise a "High Speed" product that is just a regular cheap flash drive with a blue port. New Egg should consider giving it away free with orders over $100

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. Please understand the DT100G3 is an entry level drive that is USB 3.0 compliant and is not considered a performance drive. If you are looking for a USB 3.0 drive with high transfer rates as described please consider our DTHX30 which does offer 135MB/s write speed when in a USB 3.0 port. For any other assistance, 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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  • James M.
  • 9/26/2013 10:31:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsSlow - why bother?

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

Pros: It has worked reliably.

Cons: Slow. In real-world usage it's slower than an older USB 2 Corsair Flash Voyager (in both USB 2 & 3 slots). And my similarly-priced USB 3 ADATA S102 speed-wise is much faster.

Other Thoughts: Why bother with this slow drive when other reliable, similarly-priced products are available?

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for any issue experienced with the DT100G3. Please understand this is an entry level USB 3.0 compliant drive, not a performance drive and does not offer high transfer speeds. If you are looking for a performance high transfer speed drive, please consider our DTR30 or DTHX which can be found here: www.newegg.com/Kingston-Technology-Corp/BrandStore/ID-1183 . For further assistance, 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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  • Gregory P.
  • 7/31/2013 6:43:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsslower then a snail

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB

Pros: cheap

Cons: This drive is seriously slow. I get less then 5 MB/s write speeds. I guess I should have known because there is no posted info on the speed of this drive. I just figured because it was a USB 3.0 drive it would be faster.

Other Thoughts: It is kind of misleading to call it a USB 3.0 drive. if they published the speeds I don't think anyone would buy it even for $7.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the confusion on the DT100G3. It is USB 3.0 compliant but is not considered a performance drive. As such, it would not offer high transfer speeds. If speed is a requirement, you may want to consider one of our performance drives such as the DTR30 or DTU30. Our other products can be found here: www.newegg.com/Kingston-Technology-Corp/BrandStore/ID-1183 . For any further assistance, 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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