DataTraveler

Posted by: DT  :  Category: Kingston

Updated: October 24, 2010
(The next generations have been released.
See DataTraveler G3, 100 G2 and 101 G2.)


Today we will start a series on Kingston flash drives and its trademark model, the DataTraveler. It has definitely placed its mark on the market, maybe even put it there. Now with the release of the world’s first 128GB Flash Drive as well as
256GB, Kingston has also gone into the business of rattling it.

The DataTraveler is often abbreviated as the DT, which I testify is pure coincidence. Nonetheless I feel honored and starting with today’s post, I will try to pay back some respect. ;-)

Let our journey of Kingston DataTraveler begin…

DataTraveler G1
DataTraveler G2
DataTraveler G3
DataTraveler 100
DataTraveler 100 G2
DataTraveler 101
DataTraveler 101G2
DataTraveler 102
DataTraveler 110
DataTraveler 120
DataTraveler 150

DataTraveler (Generation 1)

Five Kingston DataTraveler lined up in each color variation

Have a Fit: DataTraveler Flash Drive (@ logox21)

or (white logo2)

Details:

  • White plastic body with different colored labels
  • Cap fits on grommet (ideal during use)
  • 512MB (blue), 1GB (brown), 2GB (green),
  • 4GB (purple), 8GB (black), 16GB (red), 32GB (orange)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Green LED (on Kingston logo)
  • Customizable (Co-Logo Program)
  • No ReadyBoost, but Vista compatible
  • Length x width x height: 2.64″ x 0.80″ x 0.35″
  • (66.9mm x 20.4mm x 9.0mm)
  • Weight: 0.4 oz
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years




DataTraveler G2 (Generation 2)

Two Kingston DataTraveler G2, blue and red

Have a Retraction: Kingston DataTraveler G2 (@ logox21)

or (white logo2)

Details:

  • White plastic body with different colored labels
  • Retractable USB Connector
  • 2GB (gray), 4GB (yellow), 8GB (cyan), 16GB (red), 32GB (green)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Green LED (on Kingston logo)
  • Keychain ring
  • Customizable (Co-Logo Program)
  • No ReadyBoost, but Vista compatible
  • Length x width x height: 2.30″ x 0.93″ x 0.35″
  • (58.3mm x 23.6mm x 9.0mm)
  • Weight: 0.4 oz
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years



DataTraveler G3 (Generation 3)

Five Kingston DataTraveler G3, in orange, black, yellow, blue & red

Matured Fit: Kingston DataTraveler G3 (@ logox21) or (white logo2)

Details:

  • White plastic body with different colored rims
  • Cap fits on grommet (ideal during use)
  • 2GB (orange), 4GB (gray),
  • 8GB (yellow), 16GB (blue), 32GB (red)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • LED (on Kingston logo)
  • Keychain ring
  • Customizable (Co-Logo Program)
  • No ReadyBoost support
  • Length x width x height: 2.59″ x 0.88″ x 0.42″
  • (65.68mm x 22.37mm x 10.66mm)
  • Weight: 0.4 oz
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years



DataTraveler 100

Three Kingston DataTraveler 100, red and blue beneath the standard black model

Maximum per-cent: Kingston DataTraveler 100 (@ black logo)

or (black3)

Details:

  • Black plastic body
  • Also available in transparent blue or red (rare)
  • retractable USB Connector
  • 1 – 32GB
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Green LED (on Kingston logo)
  • Keychain ring
  • No ReadyBoost, but Vista compatible
  • Length x width x height: 2.35″ x 0.88″ x 0.37″
  • (59.7mm x 22.3mm x 9.5mm)
  • Weight: 0.48 oz
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years


DataTraveler 100 G2

Three Kingston DataTraveler 100 G2, concealed & exposed

Reincarnated Max: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G2 (@ black logo)

or (black3)

Details:

  • Black plastic body
  • Concealable USB connector
  • 4 – 32GB
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Keychain ring
  • No ReadyBoost, but Vista & W7 compatible
  • Length x width x height: 2.74″ x 0.88″ x 0.50″
  • (69.62mm x 22.44mm x 12.76mm)
  • Weight: ? oz
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years



DataTraveler 101

Five Kingston DataTraveler 101, red and purple beneath a line of the standard pink, yellow and blue

Flash Drive Basics: Kingston DataTraveler 101 (@ logox21)

or (white logo2)

Details:

  • Transparent plastic body
  • Available in 3 colors: yellow, pink, cyan
  • Older edition had blue, purple and brown
  • There’s also a limited Chinese year of the rat edition (in red)
  • Swivel-protected USB connector
  • 1 – 16GB
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Green LED
  • Keychain hole (on swivel)
  • Customizable (Co-Logo Program)
  • No ReadyBoost, but Vista compatible
  • Length x width x height: 2.10″ x 0.83″ x 0.41″
  • (53.40mm x 21.0mm x 10.50mm)
  • Weight: 0.42 oz
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years



DataTraveler 101 G2 (Generation 2)

Five Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2, in yellow, blue, red, purple & black

Ramping up the Basics: Kingston DataTraveler 101G2 (@ logox21) or (white logo2)

Details:

  • Grooved transparent plastic body
  • Available in 5 colors: lime (2GB), cyan (4GB),
  • red (8GB), black (16GB), purple (32GB)
  • Swivel-protected USB connector
  • 2 – 32GB
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • urDrive software:
  • desktop & explorer like interface,
  • built in web browser,
  • capacity tracker,
  • built in photo viewer (with slideshow),
  • built in mp3 player (with playlist),
  • urAppZone for accessing more software & games,
  • free 2GB online backup account.
  • No ReadyBoost support
  • Keychain hole (on swivel)
  • Customizable (Co-Logo Program)
  • Length x width x height: 22.25″ x 0.68″ x 0.39″
  • (57.18mm x 17.28mm x 10mm)
  • Weight: 0.42 oz
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years



DataTraveler 102

Kingston Datatraveler 102 in yellow, blue, white & black

See-Through Pack: Kingston DataTraveler 102 (@ logox21)

or (white logo2)

Details:

  • Different colored plastic body in transparent casing
  • Black cap
  • 4GB (neon yellow), 8GB (blue),
  • 16GB (white), 32GB (black)
  • Write: up to 10 MB/s, Read: up to 10 MB/s
  • LED
  • Keychain hole
  • No ReadyBoost, but Vista compatible
  • Length x width x height: 2.19″ x 0.82″ x 0.45″
  • (55.62mm x 20.82mm x 11.43mm)
  • Weight: ?
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years



DataTraveler 110

Four Kingston DataTraveler 110 in purple, red, green and blue

Extra Percent for Shape: Kingston DataTraveler 110 (@ black logo)

or (black3)

Details:

  • Transparent plastic body
  • Retractable USB connector (via grey sliding button)
  • 1GB (purple), 2GB (blue),
  • 4GB (red), 8GB (green)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • LED
  • Keychain hole
  • No ReadyBoost, but Vista compatible
  • Length x width x height: 2.142″ x 0.836″ x 0.512″
  • (54.41mm x 21.24mm x 13.00mm)
  • Weight: 0.42 oz
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years



DataTraveler 120

Four Kingston DataTraveler 120 in green, orange, blue and gray

120 straight: Kingston DataTraveler 120 (@ logox21) or (white logo2)

Details:

  • White or colored plastic body with different colored labels
  • Retractable USB connector (via grey sliding button)
  • 4GB (green), 8GB (orange),
  • 16GB (blue), 32GB (gray)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • LED
  • Keychain hole
  • No ReadyBoost, but Vista compatible
  • Customizable (Co-Logo Program)
  • Length x width x height: 2.31″ x 0.93″ x 0.37″
  • (58.8mm x 23.6mm x 9.5mm)
  • Weight: ?
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years



DataTraveler 150

Two Kingston DataTraveler 150 in red and orange

Honey, I shrunk the Bits: Kingston DataTraveler 150 (@ black logo)

or (black3)

Details:

  • Rugged plastic body with honeycomb pattern
  • Cap fits on grommet (ideal during use)
  • 32GB (Orange), 64GB (Red)
  • 20MB/s read, 10MB/s write
  • Blue LED (rear)
  • Keychain hole
  • No ReadyBoost, but Vista compatible
  • Length x width x height: 3.06″ x 0.9″ x 0.47″
  • (77.9 mm x 22 mm x 12.05 mm)
  • Weight: 0.5 oz
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Data retention: 10 years

In our second part of Kingston flash drives we will focus more on security, extreme capacity and heavy duty performance.


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Kingston DT100G3/32GB DataTraveler 100 USB 3.0/2.0 Flash Drive 32GB New Sealed

Kingston DT100G3/32GB DataTraveler 100 USB 3.0/2.0 Flash Drive 32GB New Sealed
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Kingston DT100G3/32GB DataTraveler 100 USB 3.0/2.0 Flash Drive 32GB New Sealed

Kingston DataTraveler DT100/32GB 32GB DT100G3 USB 3.0 Flash Memory Pen Drive

Kingston DataTraveler DT100/32GB 32GB DT100G3 USB 3.0 Flash Memory Pen Drive
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Kingston DataTraveler DT100/32GB 32GB DT100G3 USB 3.0 Flash Memory Pen Drive

Kingston DataTraveler 100 Generation 3 16 GB USB Flash Drive

Kingston DataTraveler 100 Generation 3 16 GB USB Flash Drive
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Kingston DataTraveler 100 Generation 3 16 GB USB Flash Drive

Kingston DataTraveler 102 8 GB USB Flash Drive 2.0 PC Mac Yellow CHOP 4OX9z1

Kingston DataTraveler 102 8 GB USB Flash Drive 2.0 PC Mac Yellow CHOP 4OX9z1
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30 Responses to “DataTraveler”

  1. ors tom Says:

    is there a black DataTraveler 102 flash memory 16 gigabyte ??

  2. DT Says:

    Tom, the black Kingston DataTraveler 102 has 32GB. Check here:
    32GB Kingston DT 102

    The 16GB is the white model. (See my details for the DT 102 above)

  3. sandra Says:

    hello, I’m using this brand of USBs, but I like are the mini to be practical and fun addition to your design, should return to market, if so buy it.

  4. Evan Says:

    There are now flash drives with more memory than my first computer a little over a decade ago! Hard to believe…
    .-= Evan´s last blog post ..How to put Itunes on flash drive =-.

  5. Roger @ Cheap dog clothes Says:

    I still remember my 4GB Pentium, lol.

  6. Maz Hakimi Says:

    Do yu have bulk order for kingston 32gig datatraveler 101 and 150. Can you give me a quote for Texas US.

    Thanks
    Maz

  7. DT Says:

    Maz,
    since I dont sell these myself check out Kingston USB Bulk Listings. Thanks!

  8. Jasper Santiago Says:

    I have seen a very small error in this part. I have the DT100 (G1) and it doesn’t have a green LED like what it is stated above. But this is still the best site for flash drives. Looking Forward to more posts. ;)

  9. DT Says:

    Thanks for the compliment, Jasper. Sorry about the error – can you please tell us what the color of the LED is then? Thanks.

  10. Jeff @ gas forum Says:

    Wow thats a lot of memory for good price. I should have looked into buying these awhile back.

  11. Jasper Santiago Says:

    Sorry for the late reply.

    The DT100(G1) doesn’t have any light indicator.

  12. DT Says:

    Thanks, Jasper. I could have sworn that one of the net reviews mentioned an LED light. Do you know if the DataTraveler 100 G2 has one? I’m working on adding that one (thanks to your comment ;) )

  13. Jasper Santiago Says:

    Sorry, I don’t have the G2 of DT100

    I see you’re a Flash Drive enthusiast. I think we are very similar. I used to collect different flash drives.

  14. Jasper Santiago Says:

    DT, sorry for my mistake earlier.
    Earlier, I copied a big amount of data to my DT100 and I found out that it has a green light. Like you have written, it’s in the Kingston logo.

    Sorry for that because this is my first time to send a file to my DT100. Please do note that it only lights up when there’s an activity. Like read&write.

    More Power.

  15. DT Says:

    Well, thanks for the clarification. You kinda had me on my toes there. ;)

    Question is if the new DT100 has a green LED as well. I assume it does since it still has the Kingston logo. Maybe one of my readers can let me know?

  16. Jasper Santiago Says:

    I’ll help you when I already bought one. I live in Philippines so I can’t buy the latest products on time.

  17. Latoya Bridges Says:

    Wow thats a lot of memory for good price. I should have looked into buying these awhile back.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    The G 1 8 G DT does work in Readyboost in Win7

  19. Frisco Kid Says:

    I like the DataTraveler 120 series so much I have the 4, 8 and 16GB models. A word of caution tho, I have been trying to complete the series with the purchase of the 32GB model. I have bought 3 of them off eBay and each was a counterfeit. The Chinese are producing counterfeit drives so you have to be careful. Make sure your Kingston flash drive has a laser etched serial number on the USB plug, that is how to tell if it is genuine or not.

  20. DT Says:

    Hello Frisco,
    thanks for the words of caution! I talk about counterfeits in my 128GB post. As for the DT 120 with colored bodies, there seems to be NO 32GB. Only the white body models as shown in this post include a 32GB capacity.

  21. Leroy @ http://leroyskibone.com Says:

    I have an old 2GB Kingston and I love the LED. I bought a HP with no LED and I missed it so much. But Kingston doesn’t even mention the LEDs on their website. Thanks for including that information for people like me. Just ordered a 16GB G3.

  22. meme Says:

    Can someone plzzzz tell me of the dt 101 g2 has a light indicator?????

  23. George Weiss Says:

    I have two of the 8GB G3 flash drives and they’re great. They go on sale at Buy.com regularly for around 9 bucks with free shipping, though I have heard that some of the office supply stores also sell them for about that price, too.

    Amazing, when I think back on the first WIn95 computer I bought about 17 yrs ago. It was considered state-of-the-art with a HUGE memory ….. a whole GIGABYTE !! Of course after a few years I was running short of memory and had to start sticking photos on floppies … which by now naturally are dead as a doornail & the data seems to be unretrievable.

    Truly amazing how much memory you can buy cheap now. I now stick all my photo files on am 8GB Data Traveler, and just update it every month or so. I also back up my other files with another Data Traveler, so the next time my computer self-destructs, Kingston will truly save my ass by saving my data.

  24. Pollewops Says:

    I have several DT101 G2 16GB sticks and some has lights in it and the latest ones not.
    Very strange…..a light in the USB stick is definite appreciated….maybe saving costs ???

  25. Jason Says:

    Hi all,
    I have a Kingston datatraveler 1b USB, It is dead but i want to know how can you get the data off the dead usb, Because i need the data ASAP for school, Thanks

  26. kirthpin @ iosonandroidphone Says:

    I have bought 3 of them off eBay and each was a counterfeit. The Chinese are producing counterfeit drives so you have to be careful. Make sure your Kingston flash drive has a laser etched serial number on the USB plug, that is how to tell if it is genuine or not.

  27. DT Says:

    Jason, are you sure its dead? Have you tried plugging it into other computers? If its really dead then I dont know how one could retrieve the data. There may be software out there that could help with data recovery – google “flash drive data recovery”. Good luck!

  28. Boi Says:

    I have DT101 G2 16GB sticks it can’t be format nor transfer files…(write protected) just ask how can unlock or format?

  29. DT Says:

    The write protection is either manual (a small switch) or a software feature of the stick. See if you can right click on the USB drive icon and find a write protection option.

  30. rigo Says:

    Cannot mount at android phone, help me

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