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I have been using Kingston Flash Drives for many years now. I can say from experience that they are reliable and affordable. There are other brands that I have tried that were not as good or lasted as long or are as durable as Kingston. Let me give you an example. I bought a certain brand flash drive a few years ago. The design was unique and, at the time, had the highest capacity available. Guess what? It lasted only a few weeks! Talk about no value for money.
So, I can say without any doubt that Kingston flash drives are good. I am not bashing the other brands, but based on my experience, Kingston is good.