Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT 2TB review: monster stick

A USB stick with the capacity of a hard drive



Kingston is one again the one to raise the bar in the market for USB flashdrives. It might be quite a large device compared to other USB sticks, however it remains impressive how Kingston has managed to cramp this much storage capacity in the DataTraveler Ultimate GT.

The speed of the device is generally not an issue. The write speed is higher than the claimed 300 MB/s by quite a bit. The claimed write  speed is also achieved, however it becomes much lower when you're transferring smaller files. The Ultimate GT is very well-suited for transferring films, ISOs or other large files, however filling it up with photos of a couple MBs each will take quite a bit of your time.

There are also some more rough edges. Due to its size the Kingston stick tends to block the surrounding USB ports: this is really impractical in a time where devices come with less and less connections. It also does not stack up well to external SSDs. The Samsung T3 is much thinner and despite the fact that it is connected with a cable, it is much easier to use in practice. What's more, an external SSD is both faster and cheaper.

The price remains the biggest downside. We don't think that many people would want to spend this much money on a USB stick, especially if you consider that the 2TB-version of the aforementioned Samsung T3 can be purchased for half the price. The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT 2TB is definitely an innovation and we do award it with pleasure, however we wouldn't recommend purchasing it unless money is not an issue.

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT 2TB

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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT 2TB

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 2000 GB

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