Average Bench: 12.3% (383rd of 639)

Based on 6,551 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 1666 Model: Kingston DataTraveler 3.0
Poor: 5%Average: 12.3% Great: 23%

Terrible average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 8GB averaged 87.7% 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. 4K Random Read Speed 7.42MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 60.7MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 8GB is just 17.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 8GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 6.13MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 7.75MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,551 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 Read 60.7 129
1.72 Write 7.75 18.9
1.83 Mixed 8.82 18.9
4 SusWrite 6.13 9.1
19.1% 20.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.2 4K Read 7.42 12.2
0 4K Write 0.12 0.8
0 4K Mixed 0.14 0.88
36.6% 2.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.3 5.6 5.4 4.8 6 5.4 MB/s
Read 109
Write 3.2
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 5.4
23% 30.5 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
41% 3.7 MB/s
7GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.3 3.9 3.7 4 4.1 4.4 MB/s
Read 39.5
Write 9.5
Mixed 15
SusWrite 3.9
18% 17 MB/s
4K Read 7.7
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
35% 2.63 MB/s
3GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.8 4.8 5.4 4.2 5.4 5.2 MB/s
Read 30.8
Write 3
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 4.8
10% 10.7 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
18% 1.67 MB/s
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