Sunday, August 17, 2008

Kingston DT Mini Slim and DT 400

DataTraveler Mini Slim drive specifications:

  • Capacities: 2GB and 4GB
  • Weight: 0.064 oz
  • Dimensions: 1.529" x 06.45" x 0.253" (38.85mm x 16.40mm x 6.44mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32° F to 140° F (0° C to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4° F to 185° F (-20° C to 85° C)
  • Guaranteed: two-year warranty
  • Color options: black, blue, pink with grey bottom casing
DataTraveler 400 drive specifications:
  • Capacities: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
  • Dimensions: 2.58 x 0.71 x 0.41"
  • Speed: data transfer rates of 20MB/sec. read and 10MB/sec. write
  • Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems
  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 140° F
  • Storage Temperature: -4° to 185° F
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty


The DataTraveler Mini Slim and updated DataTraveler 400 are both excellent USB flash drives that offer a number of features for different users. The low-profile design of the Mini Slim makes this drive an ideal companion for laptop users who are constantly on the move and don't have much room to spare inside their bag (or pockets). The Symantec Pocket Disaster Recovery Kit included with the new DT 400 allows accident-prone users to salvage their files and folders after a major computer error.

In short, the latest batch of Kingston USB flash drives continue to provide performance, stylish design, and helpful features at reasonable prices. While you can still find slightly cheaper drives in some stores, these drives are reasonably priced and many people will find the performance and features worth the modest price premium.


  • Both Kingston drives are reasonably fast
  • Durable, capless design of DT 400
  • Amazingly compact design of the DT Mini Slim
  • Symantec Pocket Diasaster Recovery Kit on the DT 400 is a nice extra


  • The DT 400 is a physically large flash drive ... larger than it needs to be
  • The DT Mini Slim is so small it's like a postage stamp ... maybe too small for some
  • Not the cheapest drives you can find

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