Reviews and Problems with Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0
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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 USB Flash Drive
20 June 2011
Conclusion: Performance: The test system used in this review was an HP dc7900. The computer came equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz CPU, 2GB of DDR2 800MHz memory, Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB SATA hard drive, NVIDIA Quadro FX570 256MB PCIe graphics card and Intel 82567LM-3 gigabit network card. For the operating system, I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Enterprise.
Pros: Excellent read and write speeds, Backwards compatible with USB 2.0, Powered off the USB bus, Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Well constructed, Five year warranty
Excerpt: A few weeks back Kingston sent over one of their 32GB DataTravelers for a bit of an evaluation and, with the hustle and bustle of Computex, we have to concede that it never really got a fair shake. Sitting here for a few minutes break in between SSD reviews, I just happened to pick it up and noticed for the first time that it is capable of 100MB/s read and 70MB/s write in USB 3.0. Really? Have typical flash drives actually kicked up their heels this much?
Conclusion: The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 flash drive can be found just under $100 in Canada and in the U.S. making it an affordable first USB 3.0 flash drive solution for new adopters of the standard. The drive is much faster than USB 2.0 flash drives and that in turn helps reduce file transfer times that I’ve become accustomed to disliking with USB 2.0 offerings. Things are such substantially quicker with USB 3.0.
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 64gb USB 3.0 Flash Drive
3 March 2011
Excerpt: Today's review is written by Kristofer Brozio. Kristofer is from TestFreaks.com, a product review site, who graciously submitted this review for us to post on jonnyGURU.com. USB 3.0 is here to stay, itâ€™s not going anywhere, and it is the future of portable storage as we know it. Itâ€™s fast, much faster than UBS 2.0 will ever be and I can tell you that it is well worth it when transferring large amounts of data or large sized files.
Summary: Compared to USB 2.0 flash drives, the Kingston DT Ultimate 3.0 64GB is a fast storage device, well over twice the speed of the best that USB 2.0 has to offer in fact. This speed is particularly welcome for the larger capacity thumb drives that are becoming popular, such as the 64GB unit we tested.
Excerpt: With all the data shuffled around in the information age we live in, the ability to store and transport data files as easily as possible is important. Companies responded by first started offering USB 2.0 drives with storage capacities all the way up to 256GB. Unfortunately, USB 2.0 transfer rates aren't very quick.
Summary: While not the fastest USB 3.0 drive, Kingston DT Ultimate 3.0 is very tempting with killer warranty and enough speed to satisfy most customers' needs. If you don't mind giving up some read speed for longevity, then it may just be right up your alley.
Pros: Stylish good looks in a retro chic kinda way, Decent read performance with good write performance, LED indicator is not annoyingly bright, Great 5 year warranty, No software needed to get the most from it, Uses default MS drivers, Y adapter included for increased compatibility with USB 2.0 systems
Cons: Pricey for the speed it offers, May block USB ports to either side of it, Requires USB 3.0 to get the most from it, Will more than likely NEED the Y adapter for hassle-free USB 2.0 connectivity
Kingston 64GB Data Traveler Ultimate USB 3.0 pen-drive review
1 October 2010
Conclusion: The Kingston 64GB Data Traveler Ultimate 3.0 pen-drive is available to purchase from ebuyer.co.uk . At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles. If any company representatives for the products reviewed choose to respond, we'll publish their commentary here verbatim.
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
21 September 2010
Excerpt: Last week Kingston Technology announced that the company has begun shipping its first USB 3.0 Flash drive. The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Flash drive takes advantage of the newer and faster USB 3.0 specification that has up to ten times the data transfer rates of the current USB 2.0 specification. This means that the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Flash drive is quick and it doesn’t disappoint with a read speed of up to 80MB/s and a write speed of 60MB/s.