Kingston DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive Review

Final Thoughts

USB flash drives have always been convenient. They are small, pocketable, and most of them you can even attach them to your keys. When portable solid state drives came out they had one advantage, they were fast! Well now it seems flash drives have caught up! It is pretty awesome that we have a drive as small as this that boasts speeds of up to 1000 MB/s! This means that transferring files or even running this drive as an OS or game drive would be just fine. This is the fastest USB flash drive that we’ve reviewed to date!

When it comes to the drive itself it is a pretty standard USB flash drive and is mainly made of plastic, which for most people will be fine, but it would have been nice to see a metal casing. Also while the USB connection on the drives retracts into the casing it is not 100% covered. Beyond these two little things I really like these drives and it is nice that Kingston offers the drive in both a USB-A and USB-C version depending on which you prefer. It is also worth noting that Kingston does back these drives with a 5-year warranty.

Right now you can pick up the 1TB version of the drive for $96.41, which we think is a very good deal. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Kingston DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!

rating9 10 TC award recommended

Pros:
– Incredibly fast (up to 1000 MB/s)
– Available in capacities up to 1TB
– USB-A and USB-C versions
– Small and pocketable
– 5 year warranty

Cons:
– Mostly made of plastic
– USB connection not completely covered when retracted

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