March 11, 2013
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China, and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan, China, India, Australia, Vietnam, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com/en/.
About the Product
Today We are going to have a look at Kingston’s DataTraveler® Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 (DTU30G3) features USB 3.0 technology, which enables incredible data transfer speeds up to 150MB/s read and 70MB/s write (in USB 3.0). Now you can transport high-resolution photos, HD videos, music and more with incredible speed and ease. Its attractive, capless design complements Mac products and other stylish mobile devices. DTU30G3 is Mac and Windows compatible and backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports. It’s backed by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston® reliability.
General Specifications and Features
The Salient Features and Specifications are below
- Connectivity:High speed USB 3.0 / 2.0 compliant
- Indicator:LED light indicator
- Read Speed:Up to 180MB/s USB 3.0
- Write Speed:Up to 70MB/s USB 3.0
- USB 3.0 performance
- Speeds up to 150MB/s read, 70MB/s write (USB 3.0)
- Stylish, capless design
Packaging and Unboxing
DataTraveler Ultimate G3 comes in regular flash drive packaging although we were expecting a special type of packaging for this marvelous drive but it still looks nice as its not that much high end drive . DataTraveler Ultimate G3 comes in simple transparent small pack . You can clearly see the flash drive in front of you . Also every necessary information is provided on the front side like the Capacity and the Read and Write speed of Both Interfaces USB3.0 and USB 2.0 . Moreover it is covered by 5 Year Warranty By Kingston .
After Opening the USB package , Following items were retrieved
-Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Closer Look at DataTraveler Ultimate G3
DataTraveler Ultimate G3 is One of the high end Flash Drive created by Kingston Up To Date . It supports all the Operating Systems on both USB Interfaces which the previous versions of Flash Drive don’t . Also , there is significant change in design . The Cap less design is perfect for this kind of USB. We have been fan for capless design USB so that you don’t end up losing the cap when you are using the drive some where .
The Color scheme they used is amazing , The shiny metallic silver along with some plain white in the middle. This just look perfect . The Flash Drive is meant to be elegantly styled not Enthusiastic one . But Still its enough to attract those eyes out there .
In order to reveal the USB3.0 connector you just have to slide down the upper portion of the USB and this will reveal the connector .
Note that the USB connector is colored blue , thus this particular USB is USB3.0 not standard USB2.0 . This means that you can expect a large read and write speeds out of it .
Benchmark and Testing
The rig we will be using today for testing Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive is ,
- Intel Core i7 3770K CPU
- ASROCK Z77 Extreme6
- Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory
- Kingston HyperX 3k 90 GB SSD
- Seasonic 1250w Gold PSU
- Gainward Phantom GTX660TI Graphic Card
The benchmarking software we will be using are Crystal Disk Mark ,ATTO Disk Benchmark and HD Tune . The compiled results are shown below in graph ,
In the End ( Conclusion )
In the End , All we have to say that this is one of the best Budget Friendly Flash Drive . From Design to the Performance nothing is wrong . The Design is very well made and the color scheme looks very good on this Flash Drive . Also the material used to make this flash drive is very good and firm . You Can certainly feel the wait which shows the built quality .
Another Great thing about the DataTraveler Ultimate G3 is that the read and write speeds we got during benchmark and testing . The speeds are amazing and astonished us that these speeds are close to the High End HDD from known companies . So This means that all you out , who are looking for a large capacity flash drive with amazing speeds. Then this is the right choice .
We are pleased to announce that the DataTraveler Ultimate G3 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive from Kingston receives Editor Extreme Buy Award at TechTipsnReview for Great Built Quality , Amazing Design and Fast Read/Write Speeds .