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Kingston DataTraveler Mini 128 GB USB 3.0 Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Test Setup and Methodology
  3. ATTO and CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  4. Transfer Tests
  5. Conclusion
  6. Online Purchase Links
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Kingston DataTraveler Mini provides large storage space in a thin form factor. The DTMini USB 3.0 is a capless flash drive with an aluminium housing with a lanyard/keychain loop on the other end. The drive is with a five-year warranty, which is great considering most cost-effective drives are usually with a three-year warranty.

The colour variants that DT Mini comes in are cyan, red and grey, all with a five-year warranty.

Kingston DT Mini 128GB 8

The DTM30 has four storage variants- 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and the 128 GB. Kingston states that the 16 GB provides sequential read up to 70 MB/s and Sequential Write speed up to 10 MB/s. The 32 GB to 128 GB variant has sequential read of up to 70 MB/s and sequential write of up to 15 MB/s. We’ll test with different file types and size to see how much this holds much. But it’s obvious that Kingston made these to be a low-cost solution, possible for those who would have more read specific tasks than write specific tasks.

Examples are countless, running media files from the USB drives in multiple types of systems- PC, notebooks- even USB media players in vehicles. The thin form factor makes it easier to ‘blend in’ compared to casing with bulkier designs. The only drawback I can see at this point is that the colour on the casing does come off after plugging and re-plugging just a few times.

Drive Properties

The Kingston DataTraveler Mini formatted drive gives you 117 GB of usable space.

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