Kingston USB 3.0
Kingston's USB 3.0 range is an ultra-fast way to transfer photos, music and video files between all kinds of digital devices. The amount of data stored on these devices is rapidly increasing, so apart from being able to easily access data, fast data transfer is just as important in order to make the best of your time.
What is USB 3.0?
USB 3.0 is a major revision to the Universal Serial Bus (USB). It offers the same ease-of-use and plug and play capabilities as previous generations of USB technologies, but with up to a 10 times performance increase and better power management.
Why Do You Need That Much Speed?
USB 3.0 helps you save more time and USB 3.0 drive transfers files faster than USB 2.0 drives. Depending on the drive you choose and the type of files you transfer, USB 3.0 can save you a lot of time compared to standard USB 2.0 drives.
Why Do I Need a USB 3.0 Drive When I Use Only USB 2.0 Ports?
Due to the wide availability of USB 2.0 devices, USB 3.0 devices had to be backwards compatible. Even when you use USB 3.0 drives on your USB 2.0 host devices, you'll save time.
How Fast is USB 3.0?
The performance increase is achieved through the USB 3.0 technology, which allows multiple streams of data transfer and boosts its peak signaling bandwidth to 5Gbp/s compared to 480Mbp/s on USB 2.0.
Will a USB 3.0 Drive Work on My Device with USB 2.0 Ports?
USB 3.0 devices are compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports and connectors, but will only run at the host device performance.
Kingston DataTraveler USB 3.0 Comparison Chart
DataTraveler Locker+ G3
DataTraveler Mini 3.0
DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3
DataTraveler HyperX 3.0
DataTraveler HyperX Predator
|Capacities||8GB — 64GB||Red: 16GB |
|16GB, 32GB, 64GB||32GB, 64GB, 128GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||512GB, 1TB|
|USB 3.0 compatible||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Read Speed||80MB/s (8GB) 4 |
135MB/s (16GB - 64GB) 4
|Up to 70MB/s 4||Up to 70MB/s 4||Up to 150MB/s 4||Up to 225MB/s 4||Up to 240MB/s 4|
|Write Speed||10MB/s (8GB) 4 |
20MB/s (16GB) 4
40MB/s (32GB - 64GB) 4
|10MB/s (16GB) 4 |
15MB/s (32GB - 64GB) 4
|Up to 30MB/s 4||Up to 70MB/s 4||Up to 135MB/s 4||Up to 160MB/s 4|
|Software/Encryption Mode||Automated 100% drive encryption||No||No||No||No||No|
|Dimensions (DxWxL)||60.56mm x 18.6mm x 9.75mm||42.33mm x 12.66mm x 5.98mm||12.40mm x 22.68mm x 70.00mm||68.40mm x 22.76mm x 11.6mm||74.99mm x 23.29mm x 15.9mm||72mm x 26.94mm x 21mm|
|File transfer with Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|File transfer with Mac OS X 10.6 and above||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|File transfer with Linux Kernel 2.6 and above||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
1Subject to change without notice. Based on Internal Data. Speeds will vary. Drives were formatted with NTFS 300. 3.95MB .JPG pictures (4,152,269 bytes). 1080P (.MKV) Movie - 12.3 GB (13,310,103,552 bytes)