Average Bench: 24.8% (167th of 639)

Based on 1,204 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: 24.8% Great: 42%

Very poor average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.17MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB 3.0 32GB is 31.8%. 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 20.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.51MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,204 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Read 81 139
9.92 Write 36.8 67.7
8.5 Mixed 20.7 37.5
14.9 SusWrite 42.6 87.9
53.6% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.86 4K Read 9.17 15.8
0.2 4K Write 0.51 0.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.99 1.4
85% 3.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 87 87 86 85 87 MB/s
Read 131
Write 65.2
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 86.2
96% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 7.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
83% 3.07 MB/s
29GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 88 89 86 90 90 MB/s
Read 130
Write 50.8
Mixed 38
SusWrite 85.5
92% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1
100% 4.13 MB/s
24GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 45 45 47 42 47 MB/s
Read 120
Write 37.5
Mixed 19.5
SusWrite 45.4
61% 55.7 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.3
114% 4.53 MB/s
29GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 41 41 41 40 MB/s
Read 41.8
Write 29.6
Mixed 11.8
SusWrite 40.7
40% 31 MB/s
4K Read 10.4
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.3
52% 3.6 MB/s
24GB free, PID 16a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.5 25 30 32 33 17 MB/s
Read 30.7
Write 23.7
Mixed 11.2
SusWrite 24.2
29% 22.5 MB/s
4K Read 8.4
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.5
58% 3.07 MB/s
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