Average Bench: 14.4% (327th of 615)

Based on 4,121 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 1666 Model: Kingston DataTraveler 3.0

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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Terrible average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB averaged 85.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 7.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 66.2MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB is just 18.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 11MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.19MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,121 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.7 Read 66.2 132
4.94 Write 11 22.6
7.38 Mixed 14.6 31.5
28.3% 30.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.46 4K Read 7.2 12
0.003 4K Write 0.22 0.73
0.003 4K Mixed 0.19 0.75
40.6% 2.54 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
14GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 87.8
Write 15.1
Mixed 25.4
41% 42.8 MB/s
4K Read 7.81
4K Write 0.57
4K Mixed 0.55
67% 2.98 MB/s
10GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33
Write 6.88
Mixed 10.6
17% 16.8 MB/s
4K Read 5.43
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.06
24% 1.84 MB/s
10GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33.2
Write 5.93
Mixed 8.1
15% 15.7 MB/s
4K Read 5.19
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.06
23% 1.77 MB/s
10GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33
Write 5.91
Mixed 8.1
15% 15.7 MB/s
4K Read 5.19
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.06
23% 1.77 MB/s
10GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33
Write 5.93
Mixed 8.34
15% 15.8 MB/s
4K Read 5.17
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.06
23% 1.76 MB/s
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 Comments

DT100G3 features a sleek, cost-effective design...

Capacities 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Compliant with USB 3.0 specifications
Dimensions 2.362" x 0.835" x 0.394" (60mm x 21.2mm x10mm)
Five-year warranty, free technical support

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2 months ago.

Swell

Comment 

Usability on a Mac is off the cart bad. It's as slow as a regular USB 2 drive or slower. It's nearly impossible to make a bootable Mac Install drive from one. Mount times are very long, like 1 minute. Unmount is just as long. Do not buy this drive.—Sep '14

Comment 

The only thing going for this flash drive is the price. The write speed sucks. I have 2.0 Flash Drives that write faster than this Kingston. I used the freeware chkflsh (recommended) and I got a write speed of 8.38. Kingston should feel ashamed of that performance and calling this a 3.0. Not recommended unless your a buying it to download a file and give it away.—Jan '15


Good

11 days ago.

very slow - Wish I had checked hear. Bought two for transferring large media files and its painfully slow. Is definitely not a USB 3.0 standard. Terrible DO NOT BUY.


Good

1 month ago.

The speed/price ratio is pretty good. At this price range, it's full of cheap 2.0 usb drives.

Comment 

Ridiculously slow. So slow I thought it was defective.—Sep '14


Poor

11 days ago.

Very slow


Good

2 months ago.

slowest drive ever buyed


Poor

1 month ago.

muy lento


Liked

3 months ago.

Comment 

Price is good, form factor looks good. Not the fastest but it gets the job done. —Sep '14


Good

5 days ago.

Don't ...


Good

14 days ago.

While copying smaller files (like a (15 kb) x 200) pendrive is ultra slow - 0b/s for about 1-2 sec for file. :/


Good

2 months ago.

----------------------------------------------------------------------- CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s] Sequential Read : 62.683 MB/s Sequential Write : 9.878 MB/s Random Read 512KB : 69.548 MB/s Random Write 512KB : 0.489 MB/s Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 7.105 MB/s Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.046 MB/s Test : 500 MB ---------------------------------------


Good

4 months ago.

slow speed drive


Liked

4 months ago.

Comment 

i bought it... and i'm regretting to get this piece of sh**.....—Sep '14


Poor

3 months ago.

This thing is painfully slow. This is the last time I'm buying anything from Kingston.


Good

17 months ago.

is very bad


Poor

3 months ago.

horrible copy speed


Good

5 months ago.

++++++


Good

3 months ago.

SAME AS ALL ABOVE, DO NOT BUY THIS


Terrible

3 years ago.


Good

18 months ago.

Scored it 8.6, 0.6 for the speed, 8.0 for the price

Comment 

Purchased one of these because the price was good. It was so slow that I searched to see if others had same problem. Slower than USB 2.0 for writing, somewhat faster for reading but very slow for a USB 3.0 device.—Sep '14


Poor

18 months ago.

Same as some people here, so slow I thought it was defective. Pity I didn't look it up before I bought.


Poor

9 months ago.

i don´t understand with kingston sell this piece of garbage.


Good

4 days ago.

i never gonna buy a kingston product again!!!!!


Good

3 years ago.

Pretty poor speeds for a USB 3.0 drive ... CrystalDiskMark Benchmark Test Result 62.6/9.9 Sequential read/write speed 7.1/0.046 Random 4k read/write speed.


Poor

4 months ago.

fucking slow 4 usb 3.0 up


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