Average Bench: 10.7% (388th of 622)

Based on 89 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 1693 Model: Kingston DataTraveler 111

There are no read/write speeds on any of the official documentation for this drive, usually a pretty clear signal, and an accurate one in this case. I don't have this drive nor will I review it properly as the performance figures are terrible - the 4k write speeds are close to zero! This drive only just outperforms a lot of USB 2.0 drives from five years ago, I am really surprised that Kingston have released this so recently as it has no chance of competing in the now, extremely competitive USB flash drive market[Dec '12 USBFlashPro]


Terrible average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 16GB averaged 89.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 6.31MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 50.9MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 16GB is just 9.12%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler 111 USB 3.0 16GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.07MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 6.36MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 89 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.6 Read 50.9 79
4.47 Write 6.36 15.9
6.29 Mixed 9.04 18.9
19.4% 22.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.37 4K Read 6.31 9.2
0.04 4K Write 0.14 0.56
0.03 4K Mixed 0.07 0.1
30.5% 2.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
11GB free, PID 1693
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 79
Write 4.92
Mixed 8.41
24% 30.8 MB/s
4K Read 9.2
4K Write 0.09
4K Mixed 0.09
40% 3.13 MB/s
10GB free, PID 1693
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 78.9
Write 5.07
Mixed 8.76
25% 30.9 MB/s
4K Read 8.81
4K Write 0.06
4K Mixed 0.08
37% 2.98 MB/s
13GB free, PID 1693
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 75.6
Write 4.88
Mixed 8.73
24% 29.7 MB/s
4K Read 8.33
4K Write 0.08
4K Mixed 0.09
36% 2.83 MB/s
3GB free, PID 1693
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 38.7
Write 4.93
Mixed 8.13
16% 17.2 MB/s
4K Read 6.71
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.08
29% 2.28 MB/s
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Used USBDeView to run a large file speed test. It underperformed my many years old Verbatum USB 2.0 thumb drive. This thing sucks. $9.00 online at WalMart....overpriced at that. Bought 2. One was DOA.—Sep '14


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fast as my external


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4 years ago.

The Kingston 111 is only a bit better than a USB 2.0 drive. This comparison has several good USB 3.0 Speed drives, nearly all of which outperform this one!

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