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This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB
Pros: - cheap, especially with recent promo: ca $1/GB
- great size for use as a boot device (virusscanner, unix install, etc.)
- surprisingly good read speed, given Kingston refuses to list it even on their web site: 80MB/sec using ext4 on Linux (and obviously USB3)
Cons: - abysmal write speed: < 4MB/sec.
- protective design a bit pointless: plastic slider leaves electric contacts open to dust. A simple cap would have been better!
Other Thoughts: If you're ok with the slow write speed (say, you only store few important files, or make it an OS boot stick where little is written), this is cheap, decent storage.
If you transfer files via sneakernet more often, you'd be better off with a faster stick (try to go for higher capacity as well, those are generally faster in writing data).
Pros: - looks great despite the plastic front
- excellent airflow & cooling, much better than my $120 Silverstone case
- no company logo :)
- easy to work with (not too small)
- extra breakout holes for cables or water hoses
- two 120mm fans included; they work well with a MB that regulates them
Cons: - no rubber grommets or other vibration reduction
- slot covers need to be broken out
Other Thoughts: - Very lightweight. Even fully assembled my PC weighs nothing!
- I think the blue fan is a bit distracting. YMMV.
Other than that, this is quite a find! Love it.
Pros: - These stick are VERY low profile - lower than the brackets that hold them.
- My Intel BIOS got the timing ok, but ran them at 1.5V. Once the XMP profile1 was selected, it went down to 1.35V. There is another profile2 which is 1.5V, but it seems unnecessary.
- Despite the lack of large fins, these only run lukewarm.
Cons: none that I can think of.
Other Thoughts: What a find! Other memory modules either use inferior chips, or have the huge medieval heat fins just for show.READ FULL REVIEW
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