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Thursday, 09 May 2013 09:07

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 (32GB) reviewed - Testing and Performance

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: High performance outweighs bulky design


The peak performance of the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is even higher than advertised, but our tests confirm that real world perforance is well described by 150MB/s read and 70MB/s write ratings on the box. Of course, if we connect the drive to a USB 2.0 connector it can’t come close. It manages 30MB/s read and 20MB/s write, which means it maxes out the USB 2.0 interface.

Testbed:
- Motherboard: EVGA Z77 FTW
- CPU: Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770  (4.5GHz)
- CPU Cooler: Gelid The Black Edition
- Memory: 8GB Corsair DDR3 2400MHz  
- Harddisk:   Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
- Power Supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro 1000W
- Case: CoolerMaster Cosmos II Ultra Tower
- Operating System: Win8 64-bit


KingstonDataTravelerUltimate32GBG3 atto1

In ATTO test the drive peaks up to 187MB/s read and up to 66MB/s write.


KingstonDataTravelerUltimate32GBG3 CrystalDiskMark

In CrystalDiskMarkk test the drive peaks up to 195MB/s read and up to 87MB/s write.


KingstonDataTravelerUltimate32GBG3 Aida64 ReadTestSuite 2

In AIDA64 in Random read test the drive peaks up to 228MB/s and in Linear write test up to 92.5MB/s.

KingstonDataTravelerUltimate32GBG3 Aida64 WriteTestLinear

 


Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3 G3 32GB crysis3 copy to usb test USB3.0
USB 3.0 test: Transfer of 14.2 GB (Crysis 3 game folder) onto the drive was done in 04:31:7 min.



Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3 G3 32GB crysis3 copy to usb test USB2.0
USB 2.0 test: Transfer of 14.2 GB (Crysis 3 game folder) onto the drive was done in 11:47:3 min.


Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3 G3 32GB crysis3 copy to desktop test
USB 3.0 test: Transfer of 14.2 GB (Crysis 3 game folder) from the drive was done in 01:18:3 min.


Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3 G3 32GB crysis3 copy from usb test USB2.0
USB 2.0 test: Transfer of 14.2 GB (Crysis 3 game folder) from the drive was done in 07:54:5 min.

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