Storage is one thing you can never really have enough of; even at the upper edge of ridiculous if you have the room you will find a way to fill it. But while we have loads of devices that allow us to expand our internal and static external storage there is very little out in truly portable storage. Now I am not saying there are no USB drives that have large capacities. There are many of these floating around as well; but they are not something you can drop in your pocket and run with. No I am talking about fast and high-capacity devices that you could really take anywhere. I am talking about USB Keys, Thumb Drives or whatever you want to call them. While there are a ton of these out as well there really are very few large capacity drives that combine speed and security. Enter the Kingston Data Traveler DT-200. This line of USB keys starts at 32GB and goes all the way up to 128GB. Yes you hear right 128GB in a USB key.
Today we have the DT-200 64GB flavor in the lab and will be running it in ways that the original designers probably never thought of. Let’s see if the DT-200 can take the pressure.
The packaging the DT-200 arrived in was pretty simple and comparable to just about every other USB Key out. It is a cardboard hanging package that would look at home in a typical computer store or a big package store like Best Buy. The DT-200 is clearly visible through the plastic clamshell while the cardboard “tab” fills you in on the advantages of owning the DT-200.
The DT-200 in its packaging would survive most drops and kicks; you could probably even step on it without damage [although I would not recommend it]. This is not due to any special protection offered by the packaging but more due to the hardy nature of most flash drives. Simply put there is very little that you can damage in them.
Once you are done kicking the DT-200 around and have tore open the packaging you can split it into two parts. The first is the cardboard “tab” and the second is the plastic clamshell. Both of these can be safely dropped into a recycle bin [if available] and you can walk away feeling green inside. There is no chance of reusing the package.
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