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Kingston DataTraveler 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

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kingston dt mini 64gbb

 

   When Kingston told us that they were sending a tiny USB 3.0 compatible flash drive with a capacity of 64GB i was quite intrigued to see how it would do at least up until the moment i read its specifications sheet and learned that it has a read speed of up to 70MB/s and a write speed of 15MB/s. Well as always these are average performance numbers something which we can tell just by looking at our charts. Of course the DataTraveler Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive will not be winning any speed competitions anytime soon but it's primarily made by aluminum, has a very small housing, does quite good in read speeds (up to 90MB/s) and offers large capacity so especially if the price is right i think we can cut it some slack when it comes to write speeds.

 

   Well it seems that the price is more than just right since currently the Kingston DataTraveler Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive retails for just USD47.67 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and 39Euros inside the EU (Amazon.co.uk). Granted as mentioned earlier the DT Mini 64GB is not the performance king so for professionals who need the best possible r/w speeds it may not be the ideal choice but for regular consumers i think that Kingston has hit the sweet spot between price and capacity not to mention size. In the end however although we liked everything about it performance does play a significant role in our conclusions and so although we can't award it with our Platinum award because of this that's where our Golden Award comes in.

goldPROS

- Overall Build Quality
- Small Size & Lightweight
- Read Speeds
- Design
- Available Capacity
- Price (For Some)
- Available Colors (For Some)

 

 

CONS

- Write Performance (For Some)