Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB Review

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB Review

The demand for flash drives have increased in past several years and each year manufacturers come up with new flash drives having more storage capacities with faster transfer speed. With these demand of flash drives which has now spread all across globe both for consumers and business use, it has become necessary for us to protect information on flash drives. Flash drives offering secure options not only protect the information store on them, but also prevent information access from any unauthorized access. Well, we bring you the review of Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB Secure USB flash drive. The Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 USB flash drive comes with various storage options ranging from 8GB to 64GB and has the capability to secure your stored information with built-in encryption and password protected access. The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is surrounded by metal casing which gives the flash drive a tougher and shiny look. The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is Kingston’s only flash drives that offers both metal casing along with hardware encryption that secures stored data.


  • Capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Faster Speed 

            USB 3.0 Speed for flash drives:

– 135MB/s read and 40MB/s write on 32GB and 64GB DTL+G3

– 135MB/s read and 20MB/s write on 16GB DTL+G3

– 80MB/s read and 10MB/s write on 8GB DTL+G3

           USB 2.0 Speed for flash drives:

– 30MB/s read and 20MB/s write on 16GB, 32GB and 64GB DTL+G3

– 30MB/s read and 10MB/s write on 8GB DTL+G3

  • Highly Secure with Hardware encryption, Password Protection and many other features.
  • Highly durable with Metal Casing
  • Compatible with Windows OS and Mac OS X
  • Optional Cloud backup feature
  • Co-logo programme to customize your flash drive logo
  • 5-year warranty with free technical support

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB Review

Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is a perfect companion when it comes to securing your personal data such as receipts, bank statements and other sensitive information stored on flash drive. It is Kingston’s highly secure flash drive with faster speed and durable design. Well, we have reviewed a Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB flash drive to check on its features. Below is the tested overview of DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB flash drive.

1. Design

The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB comes with a stylish and durable design. Thanks to the metal casing provided to the flash drive, the DT Locker+ G3 is highly durable and looks shiny with metallic silver casing. The DT Locker+ G3 has a dimension of 60.56mm x 18.6 mm x 9.75 mm. It has a built-in key loop at the bottom corner which is designed to allow users carry it anywhere. There is an LED light on the flash drive which glows when the drive connects to your PC or laptop. Below is the picture of DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB connected to laptop with glowing LED on it.

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB Review

2. Highly Secure

The Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is their first flash drive with highly secure and metallic design. It secures the stored data with hardware encryption and password protection and, thus providing a double layer security. How it works? When you first connect the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 to your PC or a laptop, you need to click on the Kingston logo showing DTL+ G3. On clicking on it, there appears a device login Window(DataTraveler Locker+ G3 Login Launcher) asking user to enter the password.If an unauthorized user trying to access the flash drive is not aware of the password, then after 10 wrong login attempts the DataTraveler Locker+ G3  flash drive is automatically formatted and the user loses all the data.

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Shows a wrong login attempt by user while accessing DT Locker+ G3

In case, user forgets the password, then the person can reset the password by clicking on “Reset Password” (But, user loses all data here too).

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Reset DT Locker+ G3 Step 1
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Reset DT Locker+ G3 Step 2

So, what’s the catch to use it? If you are an “Authorized user”, then make sure you set a proper hint when you forgot your password and also, make sure to check whether “Caps Lock is ON/OFF” to prevent from 10 unsuccessful attempts.

3. Compatibility

The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is pretty robust when it comes to compatibility. It is compatible with both Windows OS (from Windows XP to Windows 8.1) and Mac OS X. Not just that, this USB 3.0 flash drive is backward compatible with USB 2.0. However, USB 2.0 offers slower transfer speed as compare to others. This DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32Gb flash drive is successfully tested with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB Review

4. Speed

Not just secure and durable, the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 also delivers 2 to 3 times faster speed as compared to its previous generation. According to Kingston, its USB 3.0 interface offers 135MB/s read and 30MB/s write speed and its USB 2.0 interface offers 30MB/s read and 20MB/s write speed. However, we have tested the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB flash drive with a USB 2.0 interface using SpeedOut, it shows 32.372MB/s read and 27.631MB/s write speed which is little faster as mentioned by Kingston.

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB Review

5. Optional Backup

The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 offers an optional backup feature i.e. automatic USB to Cloud by ClexX backup which allows user to automatically backup data from their DT L+ G3 flash drive to any of teh following cloud storages: Google Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive, Amazon S3, Dropbox. So, even if the flash drive is stolen, the data backup is stored at a safe place.



If you are into business or you want to keep your data secure, then the Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is a perfect flash drive for you. It offers a pretty impressive speed both in USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interface. However, you need to be aware of password, once set.

The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 can be perfect companion if you are looking for a Secure flash drive

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