Effective Speed: Below average (38th percentile)

The 32GB Datatraveler G4 has a below average performance profile for a 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive but it's priced aggressively so it still represents reasonable value for money. With sequential read/write speeds of 77/32 MB/s the G4 sits near the bottom of the pack for sequential performance. Small file 4K performance is relatively better with read/write speeds of 7.5/0.32 MB/s but again far from class leading. Overall the Datatraveler G4 scored an effective speed of 47.5 MB/s which ranks it 19th out of 25 32GB USB 3.0 Flash drives. The highlight of the G4 is its superbly low price point, a lot of 16 and 8GB drives cost more. If you plan to use the drive regularly it's certainly worth spending a little more but otherwise the G4 is a reasonable option. [Mar '14 USBFlashPro]

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USB 3.0 in a colourful design...

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12 months ago.

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Performance is enough, price is good, availability is high in Moscow.—Dec '14


Good

12 months ago.

Speed numbers highly exaggerated. Max upload is 10 MB/sec. Too bad because I bought it based on this website. Now I'm annoyed cuz I can't return it.


Excellent

2 months ago.

I got a very lucky one, 190 Mb/s reading, 50 Mb/s writing speed


Poor

2 months ago.

aaI tried to get in contact with kingston, and they emailed me to take contact with the supplier in my country. The shop where i bought this said that they cover warranty only 2 years, and after that to take contact with Kingston support. So they play for less than 10 bucks. Very dissapointed.


Good

16 months ago.

The price is not correct, it cost more than 1 €


Poor

12 months ago.

Amazing USB stick. Write an outstanding 13MB/s


Good

13 months ago.

that suck, just Write up to 10 MB/s.


Poor

17 months ago.

nao Yodaonku jaoueymkosa --------


Good

12 months ago.

giving me 10 MB write speed, and 24 mb read speed


Good

16 months ago.

Got 70/10 speeds for Read/Wride (sequential) in MB/s


Below average

4 years ago.


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