KingstonDTU30G2/16GB
$44
KingstonDTR30/16GB
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 342 user samples
57 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 32% 5GB free, PID 1656 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 15GB free, PID 1656 @USB 2.1
Poor: 10% Great: 32%
SPEED RANK: 182nd / 639
285 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 40% 10GB free, PID 168e @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 10% 14GB free, PID 168e @USB 2.1
Poor: 10% Great: 40%
SPEED RANK: 151st / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
36 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
27.5 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
117 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+22%
95.9 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
69 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+46%
47.4 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.9 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+34%
5.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
0.7 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+17%
0.6 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
7.24 % 16.2 % Hugely better value.
+123%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 59 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$44 $15 Much cheaper.
+66%
Age
Newest
80 Months 70 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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The DataTraveler Ultimate excels not because of its headline sequential speeds but because of its respectable and very balanced performance. Regardless of the workload you throw at it, the Kingston will perform well. Physically this drive is much larger than most and it's well constructed. From a value perspective the Kingston falls down a bit because it's one of the more expensive drives. [Jun '13 USBFlashPro]

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We like the Kingston Datatraveler R3.0 a lot. It has an extremely well-rounded performance profile, rock solid construction, good real world performance and comes at a below average price for a USB 3.0 flash drive. Kingston have done a great job with this drive and we expect it will do well over the coming months. We could not help but notice several similarities between this drive and the Corsair Flash Voyager both in terms of construction and performance profile. Based on the success of the Voyager, that bodes well for the Kingston R3.0. In absolute terms there are faster drives to be had at this time but only if you are prepared to pay more. [Mar '13 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2018 USB Rankings.

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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical flash usage patterns.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
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