Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 32GB USB3 review
Real world test and Conclusion
Real world tests.
One thing is clear, using benchmarks is only one way to determine the maximum performance of your drive, however things are different during real use. With these tests I will try to cover some of the everyday use that this drive will undergo. That includes copying & pasting from an HDD to the flash drive and vice versa. One other thing that is also very important is its compatibility.
This is a simple test, I will simply plug the Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 in various machines, two PC’s, a laptop, a netbook, one mini Hi-Fi, a media player and two TV’s. So let’s see if the Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 flash drive works on all these machines.
PC1 P55 Chipset
PC2 Z68 Chipset
Sony CMT-BX5 Micro Hi-Fi
Xtreamer Media Player
Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0
YES USB3 & USB2
YES USB3 & USB2
As we can see there weren’t any compatibility issues. Also the flash drive was tested on two different Kenwood car stereos and again it worked fine.
Copy & Paste tests
This is the most common task that you are likely to perform, copying files from one destination to another. To measure the time for this test, I used a stopwatch. There are three tests that I will run, first I will copy pictures, then music and finally one MKV movie. The source will be the OS SSD on my computer, and then I will copy them from the Kingston DatatTraveler Elite 3.0 to the SSD.
Let’s start our test by copying 2,56GB of pictures.
Now let’s see the performance when it comes to copying 1.36GB of MP3 files.
I finish our test by copying an MKV movie and the file that contained the subtitles, the size was 3.46GB.
As we can clearly see from these three simple tests the drive shows the same great performance not only with benchmarks, but most importantly it gives an excellent performance when it comes to real life use.
- Great performance
- Sliding mechanism
- Stylish three colour design
- Five year warranty
- Low price
Time to finish this review, and again I am left with only positive things to say about the Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0, starting with the low price, £38 on Amazon, and €45 in local shops in Greece. The five year warranty is also something that worth taking into consideration, along with the 70MB/Sec Read and the impressive 35MB/Sec Write speeds that we got during our tests.
There aren’t many times that I am completely satisfied with something. This is one of the few times that I can’t complain about anything. Low price, great performance and a five year warranty. Kingston is showing how to make an outstanding USB3 flash drive. Therefore I give the ‘Outstanding’ and the ‘Editor’s Choice’ awards.
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You may comment on this review below.
There are 5 comments
- Retired Editor, Reviewer & Senior Moderator
- Posted on: 01 Jun 12 06:12
Thank for the review, the device is defenitely worth to buy.
- MyCE Resident
- Posted on: 01 Jun 12 07:09
- MyCE Rookie
- Posted on: 06 Mar 13 22:22
- MyCE Member
- Posted on: 11 Mar 13 20:23
| The result is almost identical to the FAT32 file system, however there are some strange spikes on the beginning.|
Again the result is pretty much the same. So I can say that there isn’t any benefit between the two file systems.
You can also Bench the device without any Partition on it.
- New Member
- Posted on: 20 Sep 13 14:33
This is very nice travler USB for data transfer
Thanks for nice sharing on Kingston
I like brand of Kingston..