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# 143349 11-Apr-2014 18:47
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Just received this Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 to play with. It's a USB3 device, the primary partition shows up as a CD, you run the software (which doesn't need install) and it will create an encrypted partition (or give you access to it):



I ran some speed tests with NirSoft USB Flash Drive Speed Test and here is the result:



For comparison, here is a C300 SSD in a USB3 external case:



Now, this is a Sony memory key, purportedly USB3 as well. Can you see the difference?



And below are a couple of USB2 devices (HP-branded and generic one). See how the write speed on the Sony USB3 is no better than USB2?










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  # 1023569 11-Apr-2014 18:54
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Sounds like a a decent product then. I've used Ironkey devices, which sound similar. Flash drives always seem slower than SSDs, I guess they use flash memory more optimised for density than speed.

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  # 1023583 11-Apr-2014 19:48
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Those are pretty respectable speeds...  would rival a midrange hard drive for performance I expect.  Possibly good enough for Windows To Go (not that I've played with it) although you might need the 64gb version for that.  Pricing strikes me as reasonable if you want top shelf performance on your keyring instead of carrying a portable hard drive.

The Read speed of that Sony drive is respectable, but the write speed is appalling.

We tend to favour Kingston products as we have had excellent reliability from them in the last 10 years.  I picked up a couple of these http://www.kingston.com/en/usb/personal_business#dtse9h recently for my keyring and they seem very solid and seem to have no manufacturing seams.  I had a Sandisk Cruiser with a metal chassis prior to that but the jolly thing fell apart (the two halves separated).




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