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I know a lot of people who still think a USB drive is just simply the same as any other USB drive out there on the market. However, in this day and age that couldn’t be farther from the truth if it tried. While they may be similar, even the difference in speeds between two USB3 can be quite noticeable. So, if you are in the market for a new USB drive for whatever reason, make sure to do your homework.

In terms of performance, both drives did quite well in our synthetic benchmark tests. While the Ultimate 3.0 G3 was the overall winner, even when compared to a few drives from competitors, the R3.0 G2 is a tad bit cheaper when comparing capacities so this is OK. The R3.0 G2 is really just meant to be a standard USB3 drive and that it is, it offers great speeds at a great price. The Ultimate 30 G3, is, as the name would suggest, designed to be an Ultimate USB3 drive and that it is with the read and write speeds to prove it.


Both drives are based on the USB3 structure as we surely know by this point and being manufactured by Kingston, you can guarantee their internal design is of the utmost quality. Onto the aesthetics, and well, they are USB drives so there is not a whole lot to be done. What I will say is Kingston have done a great job in making both of the DataTraveler drives on review here today stick out from the rest of the crowd. If you are familiar with either of these drives, you will be able to pick them out from a pile with ease. Another thing to mention is the fact they are both designed with protection in mind, it is going to take really clumsy person to physically break one of these which is nice to see.

On to the part of the review I hate the most, but may infact be one of the biggest persuaders when purchasing any product, PC related or not. It’s hard to put a value on quality, but we do and we try to do it the best we can. As far as storage is conerned, all one can really do is look a the benchmark results and try to compare the performance and price to that of similar drives on the market. With that being said, both of the DataTraveler drives here on test today are well worth their asking prices and are worthy of your hard-earned cash.

Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2: Silver Award –  I have gone with the Silver Award for the R3.0 GS as it is a great drive, offers good performance and is water/shock-resistant. However, it’s speeds were fairly average leaving it as a great all-around drive but nothing spectacular.

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3: Gold Award – The Ultimate 3.0 G3 is walking away with the gold award for the simple fact that as far as more standard USB3 drives go, this is one of the Ultimates as the name would suggest. It offers amazing speeds and a good price, making it a perfect USB3 drive.




I would like to thank Kingston for sending in both of the USB sticks that were on test here today and look forward to seeing what they will come out with in the near future. 

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