Average Bench: 28.6% (116th of 639)

Based on 256 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]

Poor: 10%Average: 28.6% Great: 52%

Very poor average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB averaged 71.3% 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. Sustained Write Speed 69.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB is 41.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.92MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 35.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 256 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.5 Read 106 185
12.4 Write 38 93.3
10.4 Mixed 35.9 84.8
21.7 SusWrite 69.1 129
74.9% 62.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.59 4K Read 4.92 11.3
0.19 4K Write 0.67 1.5
0.11 4K Mixed 0.7 1.3
65% 2.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
57GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 94 94 88 94 94 MB/s
Read 182
Write 58.2
Mixed 36.4
SusWrite 92.5
105% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 11.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 1.6
135% 4.8 MB/s
40GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 123 132 123 134 132 MB/s
Read 126
Write 121
Mixed 58
SusWrite 128
144% 108 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.3
82% 1.63 MB/s
53GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 92 94 94 96 95 MB/s
Read 177
Write 51.7
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 90.9
112% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.3
89% 2.27 MB/s
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 Comments

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 8 years ago.

Poor

4 years ago.

Low write speed around 25 MB/s.


Good

7 years ago.

Great device, a little bit heavy but great!


Very good

8 years ago.

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