Average Bench: 25.9% - 130th / 613

Based on 83 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]


Very poor average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB averaged 74.0% 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. Sequential Read Speed 118MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.58MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB is 32.4%. 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.42MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 27.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 83 samples)
Min Avg Max
28 Read 118 189
12.3 Write 27.3 67.3
11.4 Mixed 34.3 82.7
58.9% 59.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.57 4K Read 4.87 11.8
0.16 4K Write 0.58 0.95
0.11 4K Mixed 0.42 0.8
52.1% 1.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 179
Write 29.9
Mixed 31.6
72% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.62
4K Write 0.71
4K Mixed 0.23
50% 1.86 MB/s
3GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33.1
Write 21
Mixed 13.5
26% 22.5 MB/s
4K Read 3.58
4K Write 0.43
4K Mixed 0.52
45% 1.51 MB/s
27GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33
Write 17.1
Mixed 14.2
24% 21.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.75
4K Write 0.67
4K Mixed 0.52
54% 1.65 MB/s
57GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.8
Write 12.4
Mixed 12.2
20% 19.1 MB/s
4K Read 3.49
4K Write 0.71
4K Mixed 0.52
55% 1.57 MB/s
13GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 29.1
Write 12.3
Mixed 15.9
22% 19.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.26
4K Write 0.43
4K Mixed 0.32
41% 1.67 MB/s
Typical DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB Builds (Compare 855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 77%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Asrock Z87 Extreme4 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $778

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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 4 years ago.


20 days ago.

Low write speed around 25 MB/s.


3 years ago.

Great device, a little bit heavy but great!

Very good

4 years ago.

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2 months ago.

best i want to buy that.

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