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Kingston Data Traveller 150 64GB review

64GBs in something you can fit on your pocket? Yes please...

Our Verdict

This is a good option for the regular traveller that is pushed for space but you can get more for your moolah with an external drive

For

  • Good capacity
  • Nice size

Against

  • Expensive

High-capacity pen drives are just plain awesome. I don't know where I'd be without my trusty ol' 32GB Rally stick on those long train/plane journeys where you're desperate to avoid conversation with the crazy who's sat next to me.

Rejoice then, for now we've got a slew of 64GB drives flooding the market and here's Kingston's offering. It's red and chunky and full of gigabytes. But the problem is how much storage do you really need in a small pen drive?

The cost is the real clincher in this argument, and Kingston's stick is no more expensive than its compatriots, but at a hundred clams it's still pricey. If you need a lot of storage on the move, pick up a 250GB external 2.5-inch drive for around £60.

Admittedly that's a lot bigger not only in capacity but in physical size too, but where do you draw the line in the tiny versus cost-effective man-dance?

Personally, a chunky pen drive for under a ton is acceptable, but over that you really are overpaying the size premium. After all, 2.5-inch external drives are hardly a burden if you've got even the smallest of netbook bags, and give you exponentially more storage for almost half the cost.

64GB of storage on something the size of a funsize Finger of Fudge is an attractive proposition, but a pen drive half that capacity will meet your needs, while a proper external drive will exceed any mobile storage demands you have. An expensive extravagance then, if you will.

Tech Specs

Product TypeFlash Drive
Product FamilyDataTraveler 150
ColourRed, Black
Brand NameKingston
Storage Capacity64 GB
Host InterfaceUSB 2.0
Height12.1 mm
Width22 mm
Length77.9 mm
ManufacturerKingston Technology Company
Product ModelDT150/64GB
Product Name64GB DataTraveler 150 USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Product LineDataTraveler 150
Manufacturer Part NumberDT150/64GB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.kingston.com
Marketing Information

DataTraveler 150 USB Flash drive is big news in mobile storage. It lets you store more digital files than ever before on one drive. DataTraveler 150 from Kingston helps budget-conscious users break storage barriers, allowing them to easily store and move files in a 64GB device no bigger than a pocketknife. As easy as click and drag, DataTraveler 150 can hold just about any file you can think of term papers, theses, digital images, spreadsheets or other important documents.

Limited Warranty5 Year