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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 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 performance-grade USB 3.0 drives for hardware enthusiasts.

Today, we are going to take a look at Kingston's latest USB 3.0 flash drive targeted at the performance market - the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 (DTU30G3). Here are the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3's key features :

Large Capacities - Large storage capacities of 32 GB and 64 GB.

Fast - Supports faster data transfer rates of up to 150 MB/s (read) and 70 MB/s (write) for USB 3.0.

Compatible - Fully compatible with both USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0 ports and hubs on both Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

Stylish - Attractive solid metal capless design complements Mac products and other stylish mobile devices.

Guaranteed - With a 5-year warranty and free technical support.

As you can tell from its name, it is the third-generation model of the DataTraveler Ultimate family of performance-grade USB flash drives. Its predecessors, the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 (DTU30) and the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Gen. 2 have impressed us with their performance. We expect the G3 to do no less. Let's take a look at 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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Model

• DTU30G3/64GB

Available Finishes

• Matte-finish metal case only

Formatted Capacity

• 64 GB

Interface

• USB 3.0
• Backward compatible with USB 2.0

Rated Performance (USB 3.0)

• 150 MB/s (read)
• 70 MB/s (write)

Rated Performance (USB 2.0)

• 30 MB/s (read)
• 20 MB/s (write)

Password Protection

• No

Dimensions (Without Keyring)

• 68.40 mm (2.69") long
• 22.76 mm (0.90") wide
• 11.6 mm (0.46") thick

Dimensions (With Keyring)

• 85.40 mm (3.36") long
• 22.76 mm (0.90") wide
• 11.6 mm (0.46") 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

Warranty

• 5 Years Limited Warranty

 

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