We tested the Kingston DataTraveler 200 32GB USB 2.0 Flash drive on an ASUS AT3N7A-I Motherboard that was used on conjunction with the NVIDIA Ion System Build Guide article that we published earlier this year. The Removable Storage test found in SiSoftware Sandra2010 was used to get read and write performance numbers. It should be noted that the DataTraveler 200 does have an blue LED activity light that can be seen when the drive is in use.
The Kingston DataTraveler 200 performed roughly the same as the DataTraveler in the 256kb files write test, but the DT200 blew the less expensive DT112 drive out of the water in the read test. Let’s see what happens to performance levels when a 256MB files test is run.
On the 256MB file test the Kingston DataTraveler 200 does a little better and was at 17MB/sec write speeds and 29.87MB/sec when it came to read performance. With read and write speeds like this the Kingston DataTraveler is one of the higher performing mainstream flash drives that we have seen in some time. It is clearly a faster drive than the DataTraveler 112 as you can see from the charts above.
To confirm the Removable Storage Benchmark that was used in SiSoftware Sandra we ran the CrystalDiskMark v2.2n benchmark. CrystalDiskMark is a small HDD benchmark utility for your storage media
that enables you to rapidly measure sequential and random read/write speeds. The Kingston DataTraveler 200 had a write speed of 18.5MB/s and a read speed of 32.3MB/s in the sequential test.