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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 32GB review

Posted 02 July 2013 19:30 CET by Antonis Sapanidis

Review: Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 Reviewed by: Antonis Sapanidis Provided by: Kingston EU Manufactured: in Taiwan

It's a fact that USB3 has to offer very high speed reads and writes, in many cases most USB3 flash drives have the same or higher speed as a traditional spinning drive, but you don't have to pay the penalty of the 2.5" portable size, and most importantly you don't have to wait for it to access the file that you need.

The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is a drive that will outperform many mechanical drives, and it's much easier to carry with you all the time. The flash drives come in two different sizes 32Gb and 64GB and they are more than enough to carry all the files that you want with you, but still have enough space for you to use if you need to.

Kingston was kind enough to provide me with the 32GB version of the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 for a review. The drive is able to achieve read speeds of 150MB/Sec and maxes out at 70MB/Sec when it writes. So let's not waste any more time, and continue this review, but before I start, you might want to take a few minutes on the Kingston website, you can click the link here.

A first look at the drive and its specifications


As you can see the package is very simple, and it has all the information that you need to know about the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3.

The front side,

and here is the back of the package.

The front side, when the drive is open,

And also another picture of the drive closed.

Another closer look at the drive, and its metal housing.

At the back of the drive you will find a metallic key strap, and we can see the overall built quality is very high.

 

Specifications

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 flash drive as they appear on the official Kingston website.

 

 

As we can see from the specifications the drive is able to achieve 150MB/Sec read speeds and up to 70MB/Sec write speed.

 

Now let's start our tests with the FAT32 file-system...

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