Average Bench: 28.7% (117th of 639)

Based on 264 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: 28.7% 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 68.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.71MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 USB 3.0 64GB is 41.8%. 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 4.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 36.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 264 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.6 Read 105 185
12.6 Write 38.4 93
9.89 Mixed 36.1 84.3
21.2 SusWrite 68.9 130
75% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.52 4K Read 4.9 11.2
0.19 4K Write 0.68 1.5
0.11 4K Mixed 0.71 1.3
65.4% 2.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
52GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 102 105 110 130 129 MB/s
Read 152
Write 129
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 117
160% 122 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.4
92% 2.27 MB/s
58GB free, PID 1697
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 46 43 37 45 48 MB/s
Read 142
Write 7
Mixed 38.1
SusWrite 42.8
59% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.8
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.2
82% 2.23 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 11 years ago.

Poor

7 years ago.

Low write speed around 25 MB/s.


Good

10 years ago.

Great device, a little bit heavy but great!


Very good

11 years ago.

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