Featuring a ridged case that sports a keyring loop, the Kingston DataTraveler Max is a USB-C flash drive with up to 1,000 MB/s read and 900 MB/s write speeds. The 512 GB version gets a 43% discount while its 1 TB sibling is 38% off, so their price tags now read US$59.99 and US$111.76, respectively.
Although it only holds a 4/5 global rating on Amazon and some users complain about overheating alongside the chance that the controller is throttling the write speed to keep the temperature in check, the Kingston DataTraveler Max is one of the few USB-C drives capable of delivering USB 3.2 Gen 2 performance. According to Kingston, this drive goes up to 1,000 MB/s when reading data and 900 MB/s when writing. Now, Amazon has discounts for two of its three models, specifically the 512 GB and 1 TB DataTraveler Max.
Also available in a 256 GB variant in some markets, the Kingston DataTraveler Max is listed on Amazon with a 43% discount for the 512 GB model and 38% off for the 1 TB variant. Thanks to these discounts, the US$105.99 list price of the first goes down to US$59.99, while the latter slides from US$179.99 to US$111.76.
In addition to the performance figures mentioned earlier, we should also mention that the Kingston DataTraveler comes in a plastic ridged casing that features a keyring loop and is quite large (about 3.23 inches long) when compared to the average flash drive.
The list of features rated individually on Amazon consists of four items, namely storage capacity (4.6/5), ease of use (3.9/5), portability (3.6/5), and value for money (3.2/5).
Those interested can also grab the Kingston DataTraveler Max USB-A flash drive, which comes in red instead of black. All three capacities are available for purchase, with discounts that go as high as 38% (1 TB model, down to US$111.86 from US$179.99).
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