Average Bench: 15.8% (304th of 639)

Based on 7,545 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 1666 Model: Kingston DataTraveler 3.0
Poor: 6%Average: 15.8% Great: 28%

Terrible average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB averaged 84.1% 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 6.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.65MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB is 21.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 15.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 15.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,545 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.1 Read 67.9 132
4 Write 24.9 53.5
2 Mixed 15.9 47.2
6.07 SusWrite 15.6 34.3
33.9% 31.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.07 4K Read 6.6 11.3
0 4K Write 0.33 1
0 4K Mixed 0.65 1.63
57.7% 2.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 16 16 16 16 16 MB/s
Read 108
Write 14.8
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 16.5
42% 42.4 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 1.3
104% 4.47 MB/s
28GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 19 19 19 17 19 MB/s
Read 108
Write 37.8
Mixed 13.7
SusWrite 18.1
46% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 10.8
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
47% 3.67 MB/s
16GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 9.6 14 14 13 13 MB/s
Read 36.7
Write 27
Mixed 14.5
SusWrite 12.5
28% 22.7 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
25% 2.23 MB/s
3GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 24 16 9.6 9.6 9.6 MB/s
Read 26.8
Write 16.1
Mixed 4.5
SusWrite 13.7
18% 15.3 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 1.1
70% 1.93 MB/s
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