KingstonDTSE9H/16GB
KingstonDT100G3/16GB

Release date: Q4 2011.

Release date: Q2 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11,253 user samples
696 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 8% 3GB free, PID 1689 @USB 2.0
Worst Bench: 4% 0GB free, PID 1689 @USB 2.0
Poor: 4% Great: 8%
SPEED RANK: 560th / 639
10,557 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 25% 11GB free, PID 1666 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 6% 2GB free, PID 1666 @USB 2.1
Poor: 6% Great: 25%
SPEED RANK: 377th / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
5.5 % 13.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+138%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
16.9 MB/s 62.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+270%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
5.56 MB/s 9.9 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+78%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
2.23 MB/s 7.1 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+219%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+770%
0.05 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
8.03 % 19.1 % Hugely better value.
+138%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % +4% 56 %
Price
Price (score)
$6 $6
Age
Newest
80 Months 64 Months More recent.
+20%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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USB 2.0 is old tech, so in terms of performance this drive is less than half as fast as its USB 3.0 counterparts. Interestingly the 4K write speed is reasonable at 0.4 MBps. If you plan to move a lot of data to and from the drive you will be much better off with one of the faster USB 3.0 drives. That said, the SE9 has a beautiful form factor and is both rock solid and relatively light making it ideal for use on a keyring. [Nov '12 USBFlashPro]

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This is one of the Kingston's newest flash drives and yet another drive from Kingston with no claimed read or write speeds on the official documentation, not an encouraging sign (Kingston have since quoted Read/Write speeds of 40/10 MB/s). With a sequential write speed of 9.9 MB/s and a random write of 0.046 MB/s This drive is actually slower at writing than a lot of USB 2.0 drives, it's seriously dog slow. I really don't understand why Kingston have released a flash drive with specs like this but then I guess they didn't write the speed in the specs for a reason! There is no reason to buy this drive, as there are far better USB 3.0 flash drives out there for approximately the same money. Kingston's own DTR30 is a far better drive for an extra five pounds. If you really don't want to spend more than £10 then the Verbatim Store n Go V3 is better for the money. [Jun '13 USBFlashPro]

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We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using current prices, sequential read, sequential write , 4k read and 4k write speed. The speeds are combined to form a single effective speed which measures performance for tasks such as copying photos, music and videos. Effective speed is adjusted by current price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures. [USBFlashPro]

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