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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0
8.6 out of 10

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0

Great Deal: $101.68

Reviews and Problems with Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0

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Overall 8
8.0

Blazing fast...

Kannan M., Newegg
1 November 2011
  • Pros: got 70-75 Mbps write and upto 135 Mbps of read.. superb!
  • Cons: A little big in size, so four eggs...! (almost the size of a highlighter)
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but big !

Laurent F., Newegg
10 September 2011
  • Summary: I had a problem when I plug this key on my computer: my wireless mouse does not work ! I have to plugin it with a wire. But I'm quite sure it's not related to the USB key, but the USB 3 hardware implementation (my motherboard was one of the first to support USB 3).
  • Pros: A good USB 3 key, which do his job quite well. One of the few which really use USB 3 to provide high transfer rate.
  • Cons: Well, it's ugly are much more cumbersome than I expected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast on USB 2.0

Dan P., Newegg
9 May 2011
  • Summary: This thing is fast under USB 2.0 but my results seem to be slightly less than the rest of the class. 25MB/s write with Optimized for Quick Removal turned off in Disk Manager. This is still the fastest flash drive I've personally used and didn't cost an arm and a leg buying it on sale.
  • Pros: Fast. Fast. Fast.
  • Cons: No place to stick a lanyard. Slightly bulkier than a typical flash drive. The dongle for USB 3.0 to double USB 2.0 makes it a little bulikier and means something else to carry. It does get warm as others have noted.
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Overall 8
8.0

high performance

Peter E., Newegg
26 March 2011
  • Summary: They get "warm" with intense use (HDtune testing, formating, large transfers, etc), not "extremely hot". In the same rant the user decries the slow access time, but in KB/sec, so I don't know what either statement means.
  • Pros: Finally a thumb drive with the speed (as a USB3 drive) to allow moving large files between machines. R/W speeds are what Kingston advertises in both a USB3 and USB2 port. I bought three and have used them in four different machines, all is well in each of them.
  • Cons: I paid as much for one drive as I did for my recent Intel 1155 motherboard! They are about 1/8 inch thicker (but the same length) as my many Corsair Voyager drives, this will create a problem for closely spaced USB port connectors on most laptops.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Nice

Hirenkumar P., Newegg
1 March 2011
  • Summary: Wish it had come with a lanyard and wish there was a way to have a pop top that could hang on the stick and not be separate.
  • Pros: Solid construction, so far have not needed the splitter dongle at all so happy that I don't have to care it around all the time. Good speeds on both 2.0 and 3.0 USB.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works well

Carson G., Newegg
24 January 2011
  • Summary: It does work without the Y cable on my USB 2.0 ports, but all of mine are higher output ports designed to handle iphone, ipad, etc. YMMV.
  • Pros: Big, fast
  • Cons: Expensive, large enough to block adjacent USB ports
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Overall 8
8.0

Reliable

Kevin K., Newegg
6 January 2011
  • Summary: Bought two of these and haven't had much issue with them so far. There was a compatibility issue with one mobo, but it turned out to be a BIOS problem that the mobo manufacturere fixed. Bought four PQI U338s earlier, and two have died.
  • Pros: Reliable. They work consistently in all my USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.
  • Cons: Like other USB 3.0 flash drives, these run hot. They're fat, but not HUGE like others claim. Nothing I can't live with.
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Overall 8
8.0

good but...

Kerry C., Newegg
28 October 2010
  • Summary: I am talking with Support about the extreme heat and poor random access times, hopefully they will get back to me sooner rather then later! Check Blog.EMPulseGaming.com for a review with more statistics, replies from Kingston, and more in the next week or so!
  • Pros: Read/Write Speed on USB v2.0 the FASTEST I have personally seen! real world with TeraCopy was 34-36MB Read and 27-29MB Write! Do not have USB v3.0 to test with sadly!
  • Cons: Drive gets EXTREMELY HOT!!!, Read/Write RANDOM Access times SUCK compared to almost all the other USB/Card Flash Media drives/devices I have! In some cases as much as 10000kb/s, Had to fight to get ReadyBoost to pass it! Comes formatted as FAT32 for compatibility! Not really NewEgg's fault, but e...
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Overall 8
8.0

Buena memoria flash

Octavio Tejero García, amazon.es
29 December 2012
  • Summary: Rápida y con mucha capacidad. Hay que tener cuidado con la tapa porque es fácil intentar ponerla al revés de como se debe. Es un poco gruesa.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

izmfair, Yandex
30 June 2012
  • Excerpt: В принципе доволен, только размер ее немного не устраивает. А по технич. характеристикам - претензий нет! Все устраивает! Если бы была поменьше - было бы совсем хорошо! Использую с марта 11 года.
  • Pros: Все достоинства USB 3.0! Быстрая, не глючная! Красивый корпус.
  • Cons: Довольно большая (7 см. с небольшим в длину, и примерно 2 см. в ширину)!!! Как переносную флешку - не очень удобно использовать! Если все соседние USB порты заняты - есть вероятность, что у кого-нить она может уже и не влезть. Сильно греется! Через год с небольшим начала глючить - не включается и...
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