I only recently booted from a Lexar where I had cloned my Kingston onto and I was surprised at how much quicker the Lexar was compared to the Data Traveler. A good USB2 stick is maybe faster than the USB3 Kingston.spaceman5 wrote: ⤴Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:07 am...Wow..rui no onna wrote: ⤴Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:51 amIt was always the sqlite databases that got corrupted on my drives and it happened on three separate Kingston DataTraveler drives after 6-9 months daily use (bought a bunch on sale) suggesting wear leveling wasn't perfect. Granted, SanDisk probably uses a better controller (and mayhaps better NAND) than the one on the Kingston. After the third corruption, I switched to portable USB HDDs, then later 2.5" SSDs in USB enclosure for my PortableApps.
I have 1 Kingston DataTraveler too,
and it's extremely slow, compared to all my other USB Flash Drives.
I will never buy Kingston again, especially after what you wrote about your 3 ones..
One big pro of the Kingston is it's solid construction, it has the best retractable connector of all sticks and still opens and closes as firm as when new. You can have it in your bag or your pocket and it will survive.