Verbatim49172
KingstonDT100G3/16GB

Release date: Q2 2012.

Release date: Q2 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 13,241 user samples
807 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 33% 14GB free, PID 0243 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 7% 4GB free, PID 0243 @USB 2.1
Poor: 7% Great: 33%
SPEED RANK: 286th / 639
12,434 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 24% 11GB free, PID 1666 @USB 3.0
Worst Bench: 6% 7GB free, PID 1666 @USB 2.1
Poor: 6% Great: 24%
SPEED RANK: 375th / 639
Effective Speed
Effective USB Speed
16.2 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
13.3 %
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
81 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+29%
62.6 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
45 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+355%
9.9 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
4.6 MB/s 7.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+54%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.43 MB/s Insanely faster peak random write.
+3,009%
0.05 MB/s
Value
Value For Money
25.7 % Much better value.
+37%
18.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$6 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
$6
Age
Newest
77 Months 66 Months Slightly more recent.
+14%
Capacity
Capacity
16GB 16GB
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The Store n Go had a quirky performance profile. For its price the drive shone in the CrystalDiskMark and ATTO tests but the AS-SSD real world speed test revealed that the drive was less able to both read and write at the same time. It might be best to avoid this drive if you plan to run applications or host an operating system. Our tests showed the drive outperforming Verbatim's claimed write speed by a factor of three, an unusual result. There are several versions of this drive going by the same name, some with an LED, some without and all with vastly varying speed profiles. Our test drive performed at the top end of the speed range we have seen. Overall, given the low price but inconsistent results, we consider this drive average at best and a somewhat risky purchase.  [Oct '13 USBFlashPro]

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This is one of the Kingston's newest flash drives and yet another drive from Kingston with no claimed read or write speeds on the official documentation, not an encouraging sign (Kingston have since quoted Read/Write speeds of 40/10 MB/s). With a sequential write speed of 9.9 MB/s and a random write of 0.046 MB/s This drive is actually slower at writing than a lot of USB 2.0 drives, it's seriously dog slow. I really don't understand why Kingston have released a flash drive with specs like this but then I guess they didn't write the speed in the specs for a reason! There is no reason to buy this drive, as there are far better USB 3.0 flash drives out there for approximately the same money. Kingston's own DTR30 is a far better drive for an extra five pounds. If you really don't want to spend more than £10 then the Verbatim Store n Go V3 is better for the money. [Jun '13 USBFlashPro]

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USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2018 USB Rankings.

We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using current prices, sequential read, sequential write , 4k read and 4k write speed. The speeds are combined to form a single effective speed which measures performance for tasks such as copying photos, music and videos. Effective speed is adjusted by current price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures. [USBFlashPro]

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