Using the Drive

Just plug in the drive and Windows will detect it and it will be ready to use immediately.

UWHS Review - Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

UWHS Review - Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Performance Testing

Using the trusty HD Tune Pro, the File Benchmarks are show below:

UWHS Review - Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Connected to a USB 2.0 port:

UWHS Review - Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Connected to a USB 3.0 port:

UWHS Review - Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Connected to a USB 2.0 port:

UWHS Review - Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Connected to a USB 3.0 port:

UWHS Review - Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Unfortunately I couldn’t get the Write benchmarks to work.

You can see the significant speed differences between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. So if you have a USB 3.0 port then make sure you plug it in there!

Final Thoughts

It’s nice to see USB 3.0 drives becoming more available, although a lot of people still don’t have USB 3.0 ports on their computer.

The packaging was pretty difficult to get into, and so I had to use a knife. Keep this in mind if you urgently need one pretty much straight from the store – have them open it for you before you leave!

Price wise these drives are more expensive than their USB 2.0 counterparts, obviously, so if you don’t have USB 3.0 available to you then you may want to steer clear for now, unless you don’t mind buying now, although as usual the prices will come down over time.

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2

Part Number Capacity and Features MSRP (ex VAT)
DTU30G2/16GB 16GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB Flash Drive £40.10
DTU30G2/32GB 32GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB Flash Drive £60.15
DTU30G2/64GB 64GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 USB Flash Drive £110.70

 

Overall its a nice little drive, although I found it did get a little warm, but nothing that really worried me. The drive is also quite big is physical size compared to a lot of other drives so you will notice it in your pocket.

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