Average Bench: 18.2% (225th of 634)

Based on 158 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 6.14MB/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 22.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 23.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 158 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.2 Read 68.3 184
12.7 Write 22.1 36.7
10.7 Mixed 23.3 38.9
39.4% 37.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.25 4K Read 6.14 11.3
0.21 4K Write 0.66 1.19
0.02 4K Mixed 0.4 1.03
58.7% 2.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
18GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 73.1
Write 25.1
Mixed 38.7
50% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 3.89
4K Write 0.41
4K Mixed 0.02
29% 1.44 MB/s
26GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 62
Write 22.5
Mixed 36.4
45% 40.3 MB/s
4K Read 9.03
4K Write 0.57
4K Mixed 0.63
74% 3.41 MB/s
5GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 35.8
Write 16.5
Mixed 17.9
26% 23.4 MB/s
4K Read 8.16
4K Write 1.03
4K Mixed 1.17
105% 3.45 MB/s
5GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 27.9
Write 11.6
Mixed 13.4
20% 17.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 0.94
4K Mixed 1.16
89% 2.24 MB/s
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USB 3.0 high-speed performance...

Added 4 years ago.

Very poor

3 years ago.

Write speed is not as advertised.


9 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.


10 months ago.

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

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