Buy.com has an amazing deal on a Kingston 2GB DataTraveler USB 2.0 Flash Drive. For a limited time you can get it for $16.95, and you can take another $10 off if you’ve got a Google Account that still hasn’t been used to get the $10 Google Checkout credit. That would bring the total to a whopping $6.95 for the 2GB drive, and that includes shipping within the United States. In case you’re wondering there’s no rebates that you have to hassle with!
I’ve never owned a Kingston USB drive before, but at this price I’m thinking about picking up a spare in case something happens to mine. The reviews on Buy.com seem to say that this is a pretty good drive (it has earned 4.5 out of 5 stars on 83 reviews).
One of the reviews also verified that this drive is capable of handling Vista’s new ReadyBoost feature. That would be because it exceeds the minimum requirements with its 6MBps read speed (2.5MB/s required for ReadyBoost) and its 3MBps write speed (1.75MB/s required for ReadyBoost). Of course you can always get around that restriction, but having a drive that meets the requirements will ensure that you get the best performance. Hey, how can you beat adding 2GB of memory to your system for less than $7?