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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

As one of the top manufacturers of USB flash drives, it's no surprise that Kingston offers a wide variety of USB flash drives under their DataTraveler label. Not only do they have a ton of choices for the discerning consumer, they also have some exotic options like ultra-encrypted USB flash drives for the enterprise and government market, and new USB 3.0 drives for early tech adopters.

Today, we are going to take a look at Kingston's first USB 3.0 flash drive - the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 (DTU30). Here are the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0's key features :

Large Capacities - Supports large storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.

Fast - Supports data transfer rates of up to 80 MB/s (read) and 60 MB/s (write) for USB 3.0.

Backward Compatible - Fully compatible with both USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0 ports and hubs.

Simple Operation - Just plug into any USB port!

Practical - Features a durable casing with a solid lanyard loop.

Guaranteed - With a 5-year warranty.

Now, let's take a look at the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 and see how it racks up against a slew of other USB flash drives!

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

To discuss about this review, head over to the forum thread!

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Comprehensive Review


• DTU30/16GB

Formatted Capacity

• 16 GB


• USB 3.0
• Backward compatible with USB 2.0

Rated Performance (USB 3.0)

• 80 MB/s (read)
• 60 MB/s (write)

Rated Performance (USB 2.0)

• 30 MB/s (read)
• 30 MB/s (write)


• 73.7 mm (2.90") long
• 22.2 mm (0.87") wide
• 16.1 mm (0.63") thick

Operating Temperature

• 0 °C to 60 °C
• 32 °F to 140 °F

Storage Temperature

• -20 °C to 85 °C
• -4 °F to 185 °F


• 5 Years Limited Warranty


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