Average Bench: 24.7% (156th of 639)

Based on 144 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 1697 Model: Kingston DT Ultimate G3

This is the third incarnation of what was once kingston's flagship flash drive. This version has a full metal body and comes with a retractable head, an improvement over the G2. In terms of speed the drive has strong sequential headline figures but they are not chart topping by any means. The 4K random write scores are very disappointing, surprisingly they even lag the older G2. We don't think the G3 makes a lot of sense at its current price of £50. As other manufacturers release their second and third gen. drives, there will be far better deals to be had later on this year. At the moment the brand new Corsair GT Turbo looks like it might be a contender but the sure thing is the chart busting Sandisk Extreme which redefined 4k random write speed expectations. [Feb '13 USBFlashPro]

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Very poor average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB averaged 75.2% 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. Sequential Read Speed 107MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.59MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB is 34.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.43MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 28.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 144 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.4 Read 107 187
12.4 Write 28.5 80.9
12.2 Mixed 33.4 92.9
56.7% 56.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.89 4K Read 4.96 11.5
0.16 4K Write 0.59 0.95
0.05 4K Mixed 0.43 0.79
53.1% 1.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
18GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 160
Write 93.4
Mixed 111
145% 121 MB/s
4K Read 5.17
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.36
59% 2.12 MB/s
48GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 181
Write 32.4
Mixed 18.5
67% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 5.09
4K Write 0.46
4K Mixed 0.56
54% 2.04 MB/s
14GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 157
Write 18.9
Mixed 32.3
62% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.36
4K Write 0.31
4K Mixed 0.54
41% 1.4 MB/s
31GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 35.5
Write 19.4
Mixed 17.9
28% 24.3 MB/s
4K Read 4.65
4K Write 0.73
4K Mixed 0.55
61% 1.98 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,397

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 Comments

DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 (G3)...

  • Capacities 32GB 64GB
  • Speeds up to 150MB/s read, 70MB/s write (USB 3.0)
  • Stylish, capless design
  • PC and Mac ready; complements stylish portable devices with USB 3.0 ports
Added 5 years ago.

Poor

16 months ago.

Low write speed around 25 MB/s.


Good

4 years ago.

Great device, a little bit heavy but great!


Very good

5 years ago.

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