Kingston DataTraveler 101 Gen2 Review

Users like the swivel design on this flash drive, according to Kingston DataTraveler 101 Gen2 reviews, but have mixed feelings about the data transfer rate. Users who posted reviews at Newegg generally agree that the drive runs a tad slow, and a handful even report that it failed altogether within a few months. On the other hand, comments posted at Best Buy reveal that consumers consider the Kingston drive to be a good value and are mostly satisfied with its speed. Reviews at Amazon are divided about the speed issue - some assert it's fine and others grouse it's slow -- but most assert it works well enough.

The Kingston DataTraveler 101 Gen2 (starting at $11, Amazon) is a USB 2.0 drive that's available with storage capacities of 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The swivel design incorporates a metal "hood" that protects the USB connector, so there's no need for a cap.

The low price and design of the DataTraveler 101 are certainly appealing, but the number of complaints about data transfer rates and limited durability gives us pause.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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