Average Bench: 24.3% (165th of 639)

Based on 868 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 16a2 Model: Kingston DTR30G2

The Kingston DataTraveler Rubber G2 has a robust (water/shock resistant) form factor and an above average performance profile for a 32GB flash drive. Comparing the performance of the G2 and G1 shows that peak speeds are largely unchanged but average user speeds are significantly faster on the newer G2. We only have three samples of the 32GB G2 at present so we can't form a strong opinion yet. In terms of pricing the G2 is reasonable and is thus currently ranked 8th/27 in the 32GB group test. We will update this review when we have more performance samples.  [Jul '14 USBFlashPro]

Poor: 10%Average: 24.3% Great: 38%

Very poor average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB averaged 75.6% 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. 4K Random Read Speed 7.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.75MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB is 27.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 26.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 30.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 868 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 90.4 148
12.3 Write 30.8 56.8
10 Mixed 26.1 50.3
14.8 SusWrite 41 86.6
54.2% 47.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.18 4K Read 7.93 15.9
0.2 4K Write 0.7 1.12
0.3 4K Mixed 0.75 1.3
78.6% 3.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 90 90 89 92 92 MB/s
Read 127
Write 71.3
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 89.6
97% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 1.3
91% 2.97 MB/s
19GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 48 45 48 45 45 MB/s
Read 117
Write 43.6
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 45.7
65% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 11.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 1
98% 4.43 MB/s
7GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 36 35 36 36 34 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 29.5
Mixed 12.5
SusWrite 34.7
37% 28.3 MB/s
4K Read 9.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.9
87% 3.7 MB/s
28GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 29 25 19 29 27 MB/s
Read 34
Write 12.3
Mixed 13.2
SusWrite 24.7
26% 21 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.9
77% 2.57 MB/s
28GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 28 29 12 28 29 MB/s
Read 33.9
Write 12.2
Mixed 13.2
SusWrite 23.2
25% 20.6 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.9
74% 2.53 MB/s
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