Kingston DataTraveler Mini 3.0 Review

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Kingston is one of the biggest player in storage device manufacturing. We have reviewed various Kingston products in past. In this post, we will be talking about Kingston DataTraveler Mini 3.0 USB drive. I got 32 GB variant of the pendrive to try. Read the article to know more about the device.

Kingston DataTraveler Mini 3.0 Review

Kingston DataTraveler mini 3.0 Pen drive

Design

Design of the Kingston DataTraveler Mini 3.0 is sleek and it is light in weight. Unlike other Kingston pendrives we reviewed in past, it is better in look and feel. It weighs on 5.5 g. Dimension of the device is 0.23 x 1.67 x 0.5 inches. It has capless design with aluminium body. At the backside, it has a plastic cap like design to attach keychain. One will surely attach something because it is small enough to lose easily. So, having something attached will protect it.

This pendrive comes in three different colors. I have cyan color device

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Supported operating systems

It supports all major operating systems including Windows (8.1, 8.0, 7 and vista), Mac OS X, Linux and Chrome OS.

Performance

It claims to offer read speed of 70 MB/s and write speed of 15 MB/s.

See the below snapshot for benchmarking results for speed. I tested the speed in both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports.

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Results in USB 3.0 Port

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Results in USB 2.0 Port

Pros

  • Good sleek design
  • 5 years warranty

Cons

  • Read speed is less than expectation
  • Small to lose easily

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