The Kingston Data Traveler R3.0 is a high speed USB drive available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. These drives are a little different from the low cost USB drives available in the market. Though the Kingston DT R3.0 supports USB 3.0 it is also backward compatible with USB 2.0.

The traditional USB drive that you might be using will work on USB 2.0 with reading speed of under 20MB/s and writing speed of under 5MB/s. The Data Traveler (DT) R3.0 can read at 30MB/s and write at 25MB/s using the USB 2.0 port. DT R3.0 supports USB 3.0 with write speed of 45MB/s and read speed of 120MB/s.

These USB Pen drives are best suited for home and office use, it comes in a rugged rubberized casing and is water and shock resistant. The high speed data transfer assures that you get the data download or uploaded quickly. The device works on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 / 8.1. It also works on Mac OX X v10.6.x+ and Linux v.2.6.x+.

For optimal performance it would be better if you use the USB 3.0 port, but in case your computer does not have USB 3.0 port you can still use the USB 2.0 port.

Kingston DT R3.0 box pack

We tested out the USB drive speed using the SpeedOut software the reading speed was 28.83MB/s and the writing speed was 25.91 MB/s using the USB 2.0 port. This is close enough to what the company claims.

Kingston Data Traveler R3.0 USB drive

Kingston Data Traveler R3.0 USB flash drive is available for under Rs. 3000.

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