Kingston Data Traveler 200 32Gb review
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As we all know in the last 2 years the capacity of Usb flash drives has greatly increased, while their price has dropped. This makes the high capacity usb sticks very popular. Today we will have a look at the Kingston Data Traveler 200 32Gb usb flash drive.



It is considered a mid-range usb stick with an attractive price.Will its performance be as attractive as its price?



All data is taken from Kingston website:

Kingston's new DataTraveler® 200 USB Flash drive is ideal for storing and transferring digital images and presentations and transporting all kinds of data. With capacities up to 128GB, the DataTraveler 200 features password protection via Password Traveler software, which allows you to create and access a password-protected, secure area of the drive called a "Privacy Zone."

DataTraveler 200 is ideal for those who need significant storage capacity and data protection in a sleek, durable design. With a capless design the DataTraveler 200 is perfect for home or business.

DataTraveler 200 is backed by legendary Kingston® reliability plus a five-year warranty and 24/7 tech support.

Kingston DataTraveler 200 Part Numbers:
DT200/32GB - Blue and Black, DT200/64GB - Yellow and Black, DT200/128GB - Black


  • Capacities* — 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • Fast — Data transfer rates of up to 20MB/sec. read and 10MB/sec. write1
  • Dimensions — 2.77" x 0.49" x 0.89" (70.39mm x 12.52mm x 22.78mm)
  • Operating Temperature — 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
  • Storage Temperatures — -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
  • Simple — Just plug into a USB port
  • Practical — Durable, capless design
  • Guaranteed — Five-year warranty
  • Safeguarded — Includes Password Traveler security software for Windows
  • Compatibility Table:

    Operating System File Transfer Password Traveler
    Windows® 7 Yes Yes
    Windows Vista® (SP1, SP2) Yes Yes
    Windows XP (SP2, SP3) Yes Yes
    Mac OS X v.10.5.x+ Yes No
    Linux v 2.6.x+ Yes No

Now lets have a look at the DT200 32Gb!



The DT200 32Gb is inside a nice package with a transparent front.


From the back there is some info about the compatibility with various operating systems


We can see the DT200, it is made from black and cyan plastic.


From the back we can see the Kingston logo.


Here we can see the usb connector.


By pulling the black plastic down it reveals the usb connector. One think I didn't like was a clicking sound each time I was using it that made me worry that it will break. Of course this will not happen because the stick is very high quality, its just the sound that is a bit freaky.


Let's move to the testing!



For testing I will use HD Tach, and compare the Kingston Data Traveler 200 32Gb with takeMS MEM-Drive Easy 2 32Gb.

Here we can see how Kingston Data Traveler 200 32Gb performs:

And here is takeMS MEM-Drive Easy 2 32Gb:

As we can see DT200 is a bit faster at the burst speed, but also a bit slower at the sequential read speed. We can say that the 2 usb sticks have almost the same performace.







Kingston Data Traveler 200 32Gb is a usb stick that has the capacity to serve everyones needs. It can be also used as a backup device, since 32Gb i sufficient to store all your important personal data. It is also very fast, which means that you will not have to wait for hours to copy all these Gb's of data. The design is nice, but is is not as high quality as I expected from Kingston, it is very plastic and makes a clicking noise when it is opened that makes you think it will break. Of course this can't happen because it is well constructed, but it could be better! One more think that has to be mentioned it the included software to protect the usb stick with password. Although it is not as safe as hardware encrypted (AES) usb sitcks, it makes this pretty safe especially if you have a strong password.



  • Fast
  • Nice looking
  • Password protection



  • Clicking noise when it is oppening
  • It feels so plastic and cheap, although it isn't



"Kingston Data Traveler 200 32Gb usb stick has the capacity and the speed to server the needs of everyone who wants a reliable, high capacity usb flash drive and not pay a fortune for it..."






Last Updated on Sunday, 05 December 2010 17:19

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