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Kingston DataTraveler 64GB

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Posted March 18, 2009 by Jake in Storage, HDs & SSDs

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Bigger is sometimes better, and ironically, smaller can be as well. As we’ve seen today, it’s possible to have the best of both worlds: higher storage capacity in a smallform factor for a flash drive. Portability and durability are two qualities necessary for a flash drive, but we’ve seen that performance can be questionable at times for some products.

That is certainly not the case here, and we’ve also dispelled the notion that bigger drives are slower. The Kingston DataTraveler is a fast drive, putting up very good results in the synthetic benchmark tests. More significantly, however, is the fact that in our real world file transfer test, the DataTraveler trounced the smaller (and presumably faster) OCZ Rally 2 drive. The only niggle on an otherwise blotless canvas here is that the DataTraveler doesn’t come with any special encryption, locking, or fancy protection software; it’s a straightforward storage device to transfer and keep files. Careful though, if you lose it, your data will be quite unprotected. Depending on the use, that may be an important consideration for you to keep in mind. That being said, the DataTraveler is a great all-around flash drive though.

The Kingston DataTraveler 64GB packs a huge amount of storage onto a device that’s the size of your car key. It’s lightweight, highly portable, and durable. At a current price of $130 at the time of this review, it is the most inexpensive 64GB flash drive you can find, and won’t break the bank. If you’re looking for a great all around flash drive that is fast and can hold a massive amount of data, then the Kingston DataTraveler 64GB should be near the top of your shortlist.

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Kingston DataTraveler 64GB

Our thanks go to Kingston for providing the DataTraveler for this review.

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