Yet this inconvenience may be worthwhile for those who regularly move large amounts of data to or from at least one machine equipped with USB 3.0. To see if the device lives up to its spec it was benchmarked with Crystal DiskMark 3.0 using both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports.
Tests suggest that Kingston has underestimated the DT Ultimate. With real-world sequential read speeds topping just over 90MB/s this is one seriously fast thumb drive. Even the sequential write speeds are above spec and the random performance is also excellent. This thing is as fast as a decent 7200RPM desktop hard disk, not to mention the significantly reduced access times as low as 0.7ms when tested with HD Tach.
Mechanical design - fail
Lose-able end-cap. Fail. Especially poor from Kingston, who have a great design for their DataTraveller G2 range.
From my experience they seem to have low count read/write lives
Although Kingston is one of the better ones, they all seem to low total read/write totals whereas SD memory is much more long-lived and more reliable overall.
which is fine for the 16GB version...
but what about the 32 or 64 GB ones. Thought not.