Average Bench: 24.1% (165th of 639)

Based on 614 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 16a2 Model: Kingston DTR30G2

The Kingston DataTraveler Rubber G2 has a robust (water/shock resistant) form factor and an above average performance profile for a 32GB flash drive. Comparing the performance of the G2 and G1 shows that peak speeds are largely unchanged but average user speeds are significantly faster on the newer G2. We only have three samples of the 32GB G2 at present so we can't form a strong opinion yet. In terms of pricing the G2 is reasonable and is thus currently ranked 8th/27 in the 32GB group test. We will update this review when we have more performance samples.  [Jul '14 USBFlashPro]


Very poor average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB averaged 75.8% 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 Write Speed 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 7.13MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB is 25.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 27.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 28.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 614 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 95.5 149
12.3 Write 27.5 45.8
11.5 Mixed 28.8 53
51.2% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.89 4K Read 7.13 16.4
0.34 4K Write 0.85 1.17
0.24 4K Mixed 0.61 0.83
76.1% 2.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 146
Write 39.6
Mixed 31.6
70% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 6.76
4K Write 0.73
4K Mixed 0.66
72% 2.72 MB/s
6GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 142
Write 45.3
Mixed 22.4
68% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 5.36
4K Write 0.46
4K Mixed 0.77
62% 2.19 MB/s
2GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 135
Write 36.7
Mixed 39.6
71% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 3.45
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.78
70% 1.71 MB/s
28GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 42.4
Write 26.8
Mixed 16.6
33% 28.6 MB/s
4K Read 6.66
4K Write 0.94
4K Mixed 0.53
75% 2.71 MB/s
26GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33.2
Write 23.3
Mixed 17.6
29% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 6.95
4K Write 0.88
4K Mixed 0.29
66% 2.71 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,221

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Checked on usb2.0 port, getting peak of 30Mb read and write both! Its bottlenecking usb 2.0 interface!


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