KINGSTON USB DataTraveler IG3 - 8 Gb

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Galileo Figaro, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Galileo Figaro

    Galileo Figaro MDL Junior Member

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    I'd like to buy this memory stick by mail order:

    KINGSTON USB DataTraveler IG3 - 8 Gb

    And I'd like to know whether it's bootable or not.

    They're offered on sale and I intend to buy 5-6 of them and use them as WXP and W7 installation media. Kingston's technical pages say nothing about bootability, couldn't find anything by googling either.
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Memory sticks do not come by default as bootable devices you need to make it bootable there is various software available for that.
     
  3. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

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    WINUSB will make USB bootable and copy installation ISO.
     
  4. Galileo Figaro

    Galileo Figaro MDL Junior Member

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    Sorry for not being clear in my description.
    I know that USB sticks need to be made bootable, like with that program from HP.
    What I am wondering about has to do with the fact that some USB sticks simply can not be made bootable, no matter what software is applied. There is for instance a 4GB stick from Maxell that can't be made to boot.
     
  5. bencasina

    bencasina MDL Novice

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    i have 2 kingston usb data travellers and both can boot windows with no problem. most decent sticks can be made bootable. both are 4gb and are adequate, 8gb is a bit much when windows only require about 3gb for a bootable stick.
     
  6. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    Use the WinUSB Maker by joshCell http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...o-USB-Solution?p=497326&viewfull=1#post497326 and it will make any USB stick bootable,i have tested on PNY,Sandisk,Kingston,Corsair flash drives to install Win8,WinServer2012,Wxp
     
  7. Galileo Figaro

    Galileo Figaro MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  8. debian_llx

    debian_llx MDL Novice

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    You need to the manufacturer's U disk production tools, the U disk into a cd-rom mode, and then the system iso file write to the cd-rom inside guidance is good
     
  9. lijokv7

    lijokv7 MDL Novice

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    Latest Product Of Kingston

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  10. davejunia

    davejunia MDL Novice

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    You might also want to make sure that the motherboard you are using allows you to boot from USB devices. Most newer boards do.