Average Bench: 18.2% (227th of 639)

Based on 165 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 168e Model: Kingston DT Rubber 3.0
Poor: 9%Average: 18.2% Great: 38%

Terrible average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB averaged 81.8% 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 Read Speed 6.16MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.66MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB is 28.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 22.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 23.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 165 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.3 Read 68.2 183
12.8 Write 22.2 36.5
10.8 Mixed 23.3 38.9
39.3% 37.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.26 4K Read 6.16 11.3
0.21 4K Write 0.66 1.19
0.02 4K Mixed 0.4 1.03
59% 2.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 78.3
Write 21.4
Mixed 21.6
40% 40.5 MB/s
4K Read 8.9
4K Write 0.84
4K Mixed 1.03
97% 3.59 MB/s
18GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 77
Write 21.6
Mixed 22.5
41% 40.4 MB/s
4K Read 5.66
4K Write 0.47
4K Mixed 0.03
38% 2.05 MB/s
19GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 42.6
Write 25.6
Mixed 14.7
31% 27.6 MB/s
4K Read 5.84
4K Write 0.28
4K Mixed 0.03
32% 2.05 MB/s
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USB 3.0 high-speed performance...

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Very poor

3 years ago.

Write speed is not as advertised.


14 months ago.

It has good speed results but I like it mostly because its design: The form, size, material (rubber - shock, dust and water resistant), cap, LED - and it's a robust, quality assembled drive.


14 months ago.

read speed 40mb/s write speed 70,b/s

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