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Product: Kingston DataTraveler 400 2GB Flash Drive
Date: April 1, 2008
Author: Greg Baden
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Kingston
Pages: 1 2 3
Discussion: Discuss in Forums

Testing

To test the Kingston DataTraveler 400 drive we used two programs: HD Tune and SiSoftware Sandra. These tests were conducted on a XFX 680i LT SLI motherboard with a Q6600 processor and 4GB of DDR2 RAM.

The results that I found were surprisingly higher than the stated speeds by Kingston.



Kingston found 20mb/sec read and 10mb/sec write while I found in both tests the read was greater than 25mb/sec, a whole 5mb/sec faster than what Kingston found. I actually had to run the test a few times to make sure that what I was finding was correct.

Kingston forgot to mention on the packaging that this flash drive supports ReadyBoost with an access time of 0.5ms.

Conclusion

The Kingston DataTraveler 400 exceeded my expectations. I thought for sure it would have been just some generic flash drive, but I was proven wrong. The functionality and portability of this drive are some major benefits. The preloaded software makes it very easy to sync files.

This DT400 is also reasonably priced, only about $30 for the 2GB model. However I would probably get one of the larger versions, 4GB or 8GB, to help keep more files in sync. Overall Think Computers would like to give the Kingston DataTraveler 400 2GB USB Drive a 10 out of 10 score.


Pros:

- Password protected
- Sync email, file and internet settings
- Faster read speeds than on packaging material
- Supports ReadyBoost
- 5 year warranty

Cons:

- None!

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