Average Bench: 5.49% (561st of 639)

Based on 661 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0951 PID 1689, VID 0930 PID 6545, VID 0930 PID 6544 Model: Kingston DataTraveler SE9

USB 2.0 is old tech, so in terms of performance this drive is less than half as fast as its USB 3.0 counterparts. Interestingly the 4K write speed is reasonable at 0.4 MBps. If you plan to move a lot of data to and from the drive you will be much better off with one of the faster USB 3.0 drives. That said, the SE9 has a beautiful form factor and is both rock solid and relatively light making it ideal for use on a keyring. [Nov '12 USBFlashPro]

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Terrible average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB averaged 94.5% 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 4.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 7.87MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB is just 3.91%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.06MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.09MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 661 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.8 Read 18.7 22.2
2.8 Write 6.62 14.4
4.05 Mixed 7.87 13.8
11.9% 11.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.18 4K Read 4.8 7.34
0.002 4K Write 0.06 0.48
0.002 4K Mixed 0.09 0.58
23% 1.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
11GB free, PID 1689
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 23.1
Write 16.1
Mixed 11
20% 16.7 MB/s
4K Read 2.74
4K Write 0.17
4K Mixed 0.16
21% 1.02 MB/s
6GB free, PID 1689
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 18.7
Write 11.5
Mixed 11.1
16% 13.8 MB/s
4K Read 5.17
4K Write 0.04
4K Mixed 0.6
41% 1.94 MB/s
14GB free, PID 6544
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 21.2
Write 4.4
Mixed 5.34
10% 10.3 MB/s
4K Read 4.88
4K Write 0.002
4K Mixed 0.002
18% 1.63 MB/s
11GB free, PID 6544
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 19.1
Write 3.87
Mixed 5.1
9% 9.34 MB/s
4K Read 3.39
4K Write 0.002
4K Mixed 0.004
13% 1.13 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $11 @ launch in Dec '11
AmazonUS $63 mins
BHPhotoUS $99 hrs
NeweggUS $169 hrs
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Typical DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB Builds (Compare 23,180 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop 57%
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Workstation 23%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $387

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 Comments

Convenient, small and capless for easy transportability...

Specs

  • Durable metal casing with sturdy ring
  • Capacities 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
  • Dimensions 1.535" x 0.486" x 0.179" (39mm x 12mm x 4mm)
Added 5 years ago.

Liked

13 months ago.

Comment 

Very small, robust nice metal body. Unfortunately one of the slowest drives I know.—Apr '15


Excellent

6 months ago.

Comment 

Very well made: small and strong so ideal for keyrings—Oct '14


Good

18 months ago.

Very nice. Now. It's new. In future? Who know. It's funktion.


Disliked

19 months ago.

Comment 

Bad quality, case too large to fit standard USB ports without a hammer.—Oct '14


Terrible

5 years ago.

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Average

5 years ago.

The SE9 is stylish, well made and less than £10. You won't go far wrong if you like the way it looks. If speed is important to you steer well clear of this and go for one of the more recent and significantly faster USB 3.0 alternatives.


Good

5 years ago.

This drive is great to look at but if speed is important to you then it would make more sense to go for a USB 3.0 speed drive, they are far faster.


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