Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB Flash Drive Review

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions


The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 series has been around since 2010 and has a proven track record of being fast and reliable USB 3.0 Flash drives. The latest third generation drives have an updated appearance and are also thinner, faster and less costly than the previous generations. It is hard to find something complain about when the price of the DataTravler Ultimate 3.0 32GB drive goes from $100 in 2010 with 80MB/s read speeds to $38.06 shipped with 150MB/s read speeds. Nearly doubling performance and more than halving the price tag is pretty sweet. There really is no excuse not to own a high-end USB 3.0 drive these days as NAND Flash memory is very affordable!

Kingston Part Number Description Street Price Price Per GB
DTU30G3/32GB 32GB USB 3.0 Flash drive $38.06 $1.19
DTU30G3/64GB 64GB USB 3.0 Flash drive $69.99 $1.09

The one thing that you might want to keep an eye on is how much capacity that you’ll actually be using. It’s pretty each to fill up a 32GB USB 3.0 drive these days, so it might be worth going up to a 64GB version if you plan on keeping it for years to come. The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 comes with a 5-year warranty, so this is a drive that is designed to give you many years of use.


At the end of the day the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB Flash drive performed as we expected it to and was found to be a quality storage drive. Some might find the ~12mm thick drive to be a bit bulky, but this drive makes up for its full figure by being fast and durable!

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Legit Bottom Line: The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is a worthy successor to the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 and we like the new stylish looks and improved read speeds!

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