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9.6 out of 10

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0

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Overall 10

Fast & Large

Anonymous, Newegg
8 March 2014
  • Pros: Fast write to SSD 85MB/s=680Mb/s
  • Cons: Larger than I expected 6.5x2x1cm.
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Overall 4

Nothing special

Jan Z., Newegg
30 September 2013
  • Summary: I have tried to install urDrive from Kingston but it crashed in my Windows 7.
  • Pros: Moderate speed on USB 2.0 Haven't tried USB 3 yet.
  • Cons: Larger than I thought. It could make problems when used in laptop. Metal ends slides to expose the ugly white plastic connector.
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Overall 8

exactly what i wanted and fast

nytcrash, Staples
25 July 2013
  • Excerpt: This drive was exactly what i was looking for. It is affordable, fast, stylish, and works perfect on my Macbook Air Laptop. The transfer speeds are so much faster on USB 3.0 vs. the old usb 2.0 technology. I transferred an 1.6 GB video file from my laptop to this drive in under 30 seconds.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Faster, High Capacity, Portable, Reliable
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 (G3) 64GB Flash Drive Model DTU30G3/64GB

Brian T., Newegg
9 March 2013
  • Pros: Fast and solid metal housing. Has blue led light to show transfer movement. Reaches transfer rates of 120 MB/Second for writing to the flash drive. On average it was around 80-100 mb/sec. As with any drive when you are transferring thousands of tiny files it slows down. For normal size files it is very fast though. If you have usb 3.0 buy this drive. I have not tested the performance on a 2.0 port yet.
  • Cons: The center of the drive the white part (as you can see from the pic) is plastic. The key ring does not come off it is permanently attached to the drive. I would never use this drive on a key ring so I have no used for the ring. Maybe I will cut it off with some clippers in a few weeks.
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Overall 2


Charles L., Newegg
6 March 2013
  • Pros: Moderate speed on USB 2.0 and 3.0. Not exceptional but acceptable. Construction quality seems good. Metal ends with plastic middle.
  • Cons: Drive is physically larger than I thought it would be. This is not a compact flash drive! One metal end slides to expose the connector. The slider opens MUCH too easily. Provides nearly zero protection as it easily opens by just carrying it in a pants pocket.
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User Review

Rob Williams, Techgage
5 August 2011
  • Excerpt: A lot has happened in the USB 3.0 world since we took a look at Kingston’s first ‘Ultimate 3.0′ drive this past fall, and thanks to some progressions, the company has just released a ‘G2′ variant of the drive. It’s identical in looks, it’s cheaper, and it proves to be the fastest non-SSD USB 3.0 device we’ve tested to date.
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Overall 9

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 32GB G2 Review

24 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Kingston DataTraveler 3.0 might not be the fastest USB 3.0 flash drive but it is definitely able to deliver the expected speeds without any problem. Kingston DataTraveler 3.0 is currently priced quite expensive than standard USB 2.0 flash drives but if you own a notebook/desktop with USB 3.0 connectors then we do not see why there is hesitation to get such blazing speed flash drive.
  • Pros: + Greater speeds than USB2.0 devices, + Strong & durable Aluminum housing, + Minimal overheated problem, + Comes with 5 years warranty
  • Cons: - A bit bulky, - Not cheap
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User Review

Rob Williams, Techgage
17 November 2010
  • Conclusion: For those who transfer files a and can’t stand waiting for those transfers to finish, a drive like Kingston’s DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 is perfect. It takes great advantage of the USB 3.0 bus but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like some other models. At the performance we did see here, Kingston’s drive is about as fast as a mechanical mobile hard drive in the read department (~86MB/s), and even faster in the write (~66MB/s).
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Overall 10

Great Product

Adam, Amazon
28 January 2014
  • Summary: Three points -affordable -fast -looks great! just as fast or faster with my system (usb 3.0, i7-2630QM) only complaint is its a little bulky.
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Overall 10

Great Item

Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 January 2014
  • Summary: This is a great item just as described. It is very fast and does what it is suppose to.
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