Average Bench: 13.7% (350th of 623)

Based on 8,218 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 86.2% 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 6.99MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 62.8MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB is just 18.7%. 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 10.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.21MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,218 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.9 Read 62.8 131
4.22 Write 10.3 21.1
6.34 Mixed 14.8 32.1
27.2% 29.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.54 4K Read 6.99 11.5
0.003 4K Write 0.24 0.73
0.003 4K Mixed 0.21 0.67
41.3% 2.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
15GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 115
Write 18.5
Mixed 15.5
43% 49.6 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.006
55% 4.92 MB/s
14GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 91.4
Write 15.9
Mixed 23.6
41% 43.7 MB/s
4K Read 8.48
4K Write 0.66
4K Mixed 0.64
76% 3.26 MB/s
4GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 26.1
Write 10.3
Mixed 13.3
18% 16.6 MB/s
4K Read 5.45
4K Write 0.54
4K Mixed 0.56
58% 2.18 MB/s
11GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 23.4
Write 7.49
Mixed 11.2
15% 14 MB/s
4K Read 5.83
4K Write 0.07
4K Mixed 0.27
33% 2.06 MB/s
14GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 23.8
Write 8.54
Mixed 11.4
16% 14.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.39
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.03
18% 1.48 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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5 months ago.

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


Poor

8 months 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.


Poor

7 months 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


Good

9 months ago.

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


Poor

6 months ago.

slowest drive ever buyed


Liked

12 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

13 months ago.

slow speed drive


Good

10 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

6 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

is very bad


Liked

13 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

15 days ago.

SAME AS ALL ABOVE, DO NOT BUY THIS


Poor

12 months ago.

horrible copy speed


Good

2 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

4 years ago.


Good

7 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

4 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

13 months ago.

slow 4 usb 3.0 up


Average

4 months ago.

Gets the job done for cheap


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