Average Bench: 24.1% (164th of 639)

Based on 654 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]

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Poor: 10%Average: 24.1% Great: 36%

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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 7.25MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB is 25.9%. 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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 27.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 28.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 654 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 94.9 149
12.3 Write 27.8 48
11.5 Mixed 28.4 52.8
8.2 SusWrite 39 86
53.9% 47.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.89 4K Read 7.25 16.4
0.3 4K Write 0.82 1.17
0.25 4K Mixed 0.63 0.88
76.5% 2.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 39 40 39 38 32 MB/s
Read 87
Write 33.3
Mixed 19.8
SusWrite 36.4
50% 44.1 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1
71% 1.47 MB/s
23GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.8 25 32 30 7 30 MB/s
Read 37
Write 15.5
Mixed 7
SusWrite 21.9
24% 20.4 MB/s
4K Read 8.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.9
85% 3.3 MB/s
6GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 23 24 24 23 19 MB/s
Read 29.5
Write 20.7
Mixed 7.3
SusWrite 21
25% 19.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
57% 1.87 MB/s
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Performance, rugged protection...

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Good

19 months ago.

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


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Excellent

14 months ago.

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