Average Bench: 18.2% (229th of 639)

Based on 162 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 168e Model: Kingston DT Rubber 3.0

Terrible average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB averaged 81.7% 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 Read Speed 6.15MB/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.

Weaknesses

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

(Based on 162 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.3 Read 68.2 183
12.8 Write 22.2 36.6
10.8 Mixed 23.3 38.9
39.4% 37.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.26 4K Read 6.15 11.4
0.21 4K Write 0.66 1.19
0.02 4K Mixed 0.4 1.03
59% 2.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 78.7
Write 27.1
Mixed 27.5
47% 44.4 MB/s
4K Read 5.54
4K Write 0.46
4K Mixed 0.02
37% 2.01 MB/s
29GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 38
Write 15.5
Mixed 15.8
25% 23.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.38
4K Write 0.72
4K Mixed 0.55
60% 1.88 MB/s
2GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33.2
Write 15.2
Mixed 16.6
24% 21.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.21
4K Write 0.54
4K Mixed 0.12
38% 1.63 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $29 @ launch in Jun '12
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Typical DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 32GB Builds (Compare 3,567 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P - $92

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,030

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 Comments

USB 3.0 high-speed performance...

Added 4 years ago.

Very poor

3 years ago.

Write speed is not as advertised.


Poor

12 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.


Good

12 months ago.

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


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