Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G2 USB 3.0 32GB
Fast and small is good, right? At least that’s how it works in the computer world. And USB flash drives are no different; we like them fast for data transfer, but also to come in a small package. Indeed, the best of both worlds. But the typical USB 2.0 speeds have proven woefully inadequate to address increasingly large files and storage capacities, as we seem to have less and less time to wait for something as simple as a file transfer.
This is where USB 3.0 comes into play. Set to replace USB 2.0 as the new standard, USB 3.0 boasts huge speed increases that can allow those faster transfer speeds we want, while still maintaining the large capacities and portability we crave.
And this brings us to today’s topic of discussion: the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 2G USB 3.0 32GB flash drive. The name is quite a mouthful, but it’s essentially the second generation of USB 3.0 flash drives from Kingston. And packing 32GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring, it’s a beastly amount of information can be stored, data of all sorts and sizes.
But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, and we’ve heard people complain these large capacity flash drives are as slow as molasses in a Canadian winter. Just how fast is this new generation USB 3.0 drive? Well, we put the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G2 to the test, and were quite surprised by the results.
Read on to find out why.
Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston Technology now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. In 2007, the company’s sales exceeded $4.5 billion. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,500 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the Best Companies to Work for in America by Fortune magazine, Kingston’s tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in its people is essential, and each employee is a vital part of Kingston’s success.