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Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

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Learn more about the Kingston Technology Corp. DTR30/16GB

Model

Brand
Kingston
Series
DataTraveler R3.0
Model
DTR30/16GB

Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 3.0
Capacity
16GB
Read Speed
up to 70 MB/s
Write Speed
up to 30 MB/s
Dimensions
70mm x 22.68mm x 12.40mm
Color
Blue
Features
High performance - compliant with USB 3.0 specifications

Rugged - shock-resistant rubber casing

Dual Compatibility - USB 3.0 connectivity; backwards compatible with USB 2.0

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Tiffany L.
  • 1/25/2014 8:49:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorks Great Till It Dies

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

Pros: Was a nice USB 3.0 drive from a brand I usually buy from.

Cons: Well, after 9 months of owning the flash drive it just stopped working. For a while it didn't work in my SO's USB 3.0 but we blamed it on his new board since it worked on my 3.0 then one day it just stopped working all together.

Other Thoughts: Buy something else. I have several PNY drives that I got in a multipack like six years ago that are still going strong.

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  • daniel K.
  • 10/20/2013 1:24:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPretty Cruddy

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

Pros: Looks great. Worked well while it worked.

Cons: It broke pretty quickly.

Other Thoughts: I had high hopes for this usb drive because it looked and felt indestructible. However, one day non of my computers would even recognize that it was plugged in. I then broke it into pieces and burned it in the fireplace.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue experienced with the DTR30. We stand by our products and can replace the drive under it's 5 year warranty. If you still have possession of the drive, please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Gregory G.
  • 7/29/2013 12:55:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsmeh

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

Pros: Fast... when it worked.

Cons: Lasted about 3 months before it died.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue that occurred with the DTR30 flash drive. We stand by our products and can replace it for you under warranty. Please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Cono B.
  • 7/6/2013 6:46:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after two months....

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

Pros: Very fast while it worked...

Cons: Failed after two months. After looking at reviews this seems to be pretty common with these. Very disappointed with Kingston. I paid extra to get the quality!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue that occurred with the DTR30 flash drive. We do stand by our products and will replace it under it's warranty. Please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Jeffrey C.
  • 6/24/2013 6:44:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsKingston USD

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

Pros: -Worked well while it worked

Cons: -Died after about 2.5 months. Good thing I didn't have super important documents on it.
-I did safely eject hardware every time I was done using it, so it's not that.

Other Thoughts: -I might RMA it, see if it's worth the hassle. If I have to pay shipping, probably not.
-Looking at other users, I would recommend to stay away from this drive. Seems to have high failure rate after ~2 months.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue that has occurred with the DTR30. We stand by our products and can replace it for you under it's warranty. Please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Maria W.
  • 5/23/2013 11:30:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAnother one bites the dust

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

Pros: Fast while it works which is typically less than a few weeks.

Cons: Well here is my followup to my 3 star review below, before I'd even received my RMA for my first failed drive, I started using the other drive daily and now it too comes up as a SkyMEDI usb device with no usable disk.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue that's occurred with the DTR30 flash drives. We stand by our products and will replace it under it's warranty. Please contact us so we may be able to get the warranty process started for the second drive and please let us know if you have any further issues with your replacements. We can be reached at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Maria W.
  • 5/20/2013 6:59:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDied about 2 months in.

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

Pros: When it works it is great, speed is good can boot from it on any system with no problem. Installed Windows 7 from it very quickly on a USB 3.0 port. 5 year warranty, that they seem to back. (otherwise would've been a 1 star)

Cons: Two complaints, the PNP name is awful, "Kingston DT Rubber 3.0", sounds like a contraceptive. I bought 2 and the one I use the most died within 60 days. It basically shows up as a different device, "SKYMEDI USB Drive", which is good since I disliked the name but the new device shows capacity as RAW. Even running testdisk on it couldn't recover the data. Trying to format said disk fails as well.

Other Thoughts: Kingston is letting me RMA it but shipping it is my responsibility and for the hassle and cost of shipping I'd be better off catching it on sale or buying another brand.
The numbers are difficult to read but if you have good eyesight and a magnifying glass they can be had so long as your scratches on the metal aren't too big. I'm recording both my devices serial numbers just in case I have issues in the future. They have a 5 year warranty but I'm betting most people don't bother returning it when they break.
Along with Hard Drives, USB Memory Drives are another item I'll start buying strictly based on the warranty. If they lack confidence in their equipment I'm not going to trust my data on it.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Phil,
I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue experienced with the DTR30 flash drive. The drive can be renamed to one of your choosing. We can also work with you on the warranty replacement and discuss different options that may be avaiable to you. If you would like assistance with this or have any further issues with your replacement, please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Ron K.
  • 5/8/2013 8:21:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRonnieDobbs in the House!

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

Pros: FAST!

The stick performs well. Good for transferring movies or whatever from pc to ps3 or xbox runs about 30-25mb/s on usb 2 and around 38mb/s on usb 3

Cons: Small little light cover on the front of mine popped off in a matter of a week. However it doesn't effect anything so whatever.

Other Thoughts: Buy one they work well and are fast!

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  • James B.
  • 4/6/2013 2:58:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed!

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

Pros: Fast

Cons: Died after 30 days. Multiple Computers see it as a drive with 0 capacity.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/15/2013 9:22:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood work horse

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DTR30/16GB

Pros: + Good size, I can easily find it in my backpack
+ Heavy rubberized exterior protects it while in my backpack
+ Large rubberized cap
+ Bright LED activity light
+ USB 3.0 for fast file transfers

Cons: - Tapered shape, thickest at USB port side of drive making it a tight fit if the USB ports on the computer are close together and something is in another port
- LED light is on the "top" side of the drive, if the port is sideways or upside down, the LED wouldn't be visible

Other Thoughts: This has been my "daily driver" flash drive for just over 6 months now. It goes with me everywhere. I'm quite pleased with it's performance thus far and have seen no slow down over these past 6 months.

USB Flash Benchmark results:

Read speeds for file sizes from 16MB down to 128K are veyr constant at nearly 71MB/s. At 64K the read speed takes a sharp nose dive down to 45KB/s. They steadily and linearly decline until bottoming out at 2MB/s for file size 1K.

Write speeds for files sizes 16MB down to 512KB range from mid to low 20MB/s. At 256KB file size the write speed drops to just under 10MB/s and holds fairly steady until 16K and smaller file sizes where the write speed tanks at 100MB/s.

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