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Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/32GB
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1 out of 5 eggs Fails Quickly - Buyer Beware 06/15/2013

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/32GB

Pros: Fast data transfer

Cons: Garbled data after 7 months of LIGHT use
Rubberized casing only

Other Thoughts: I purchased this flash drive in November of 2012 and used it lightly for several months, occasionally backing up files from other flash drives. The fast data transfer speed was great. I decided to use this as my primary flash drive on May 20, 2013 ("upgraded" from SanDisk Cruzer Switch with chipped plastic USB connector). This Kingston drive displayed garbled data on June 14, 2013. Windows format will not complete, and DISKPART clean also fails. I'm glad I did not format the Cruzer Switch drive. If I had, I would be mourning the loss of 25GB of data!

I like the physical appearance of the drive. However, there is no solid plastic casing behind the rubber coating.

Kingston devices have served me well in the past, so I'm very disappointed in the quality of this drive. It was my first USB 3.0 drive. I will begin using the Cruzer Switch drive again; that chipped plastic connector isn't so bad after all.

If you purchase a Kingston DTR30/32GB, please back up your data FREQUENTLY.

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