It has been more than a year since USB Type-C has been introduced in smartphones but there are still lesser number of phones that sport this latest tech. USB Type-C has a lot of benefits but the only drawback is that it is still not widely used and it’s hard to get related accessories. Looking at the recent smartphones and upcoming devices, we can assure that USB Type-C is going to be common in almost every handset and the situation will not be the same.
A lot of people are carrying phones with USB Type-C port, and they find it hard to get an OTG drive for easy data transfers. Most of them have to use an USB 2.0 to USB Type-C adaptor which fails to work in many cases. For those who are facing such issues, we have found a great solution, and it is called the Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3C OTG drive. It comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB variants depending on your use.
In this post we’ll be answering all the queries related to the Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3C OTG drive. So before we start with the questions, let’s take a look at its specifications.
Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3C Specifications
|Key Specs||Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3C|
|Dimensions||29.94mm x 16.60mm x 8.44mm|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 85°C|
|Supports||USB Type-A, USB Type-C|
|Speed||16GB: 100MB/s read, 10MB/s write
32GB & 64GB: 100MB/s read, 15MB/s
|Warranty/support||5-year warranty with free technical support|
|Capacities||16GB, 32GB, 64GB|
Question- How is the design and build?
Answer- DataTraveler microDuo 3C is a very small device like any other OTG drive. Although its very portable, it sometimes gets tricky to pull it out from tight ports. It has two connectors: USB Type-C on one end and USB 3.0 on the other. The USB-C connector has a small plastic flap that folds over to cover it. The flap works on a hinge, and can lock into place in the up or down position.
Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3C Photos
Question- Is there any security or write protection available on this drive?
Answer- No, it does not offer any security or write protection feature.
Question- Which platforms does it support?
Answer- It can be used on Windows, Android, Linux 2.6.x and above. It is also supported on Apple Macbook (MAC OS).
Question- Do Apple iOS and Google Nexus support DataTraveler microDuo 3C?
Answer- No, Aspple iOS and Google Nexus devices do not support USB OTG.
Question- Which devices are compatible with DataTraveler microDuo 3C?
Answer- You can visit this link to find out the compatible devices – www.kingston.com/support/technical/otg_compatibility.aspx .
Question- Can I use Kingston Data Traveler OTG as a bootable device?
Answer- It does not come with such feature but it is still possible to boot from it like you do on usual USB storage devices.
Question- How many size variants are available?
Answer- You can choose from 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
Question- How much storage is available at user end?
Answer- On out 32GB variant 28.87GB was available at user’s end.
Question- What are the read and write speed of Data Traveler microDuo 3C?
Answer- Kingston claims that the drive can manage up to 100MBps read and 15MBps write speeds over USB 3.0. When we tested it on Windows 10 desktop, the reading speed was 39MB/s and write speed was around 13MB/s.
Over USB Type-C, we got a writing speed of around 62 MB/s which is very impressive and the reading speed was 9.2MB/s.
Question- Can we connect it to a micro USB port using a USB Type-C to microUSB adapter?
Answer- We have not tested this as we did not find such connector.
Questions- Where can I buy the Kingston Data Traveler microDuo 3C OTG drive?
Answer- You can purchase this OTG drive on Amazon India website. Link to 32GB
If you have a phone that has a USB Type-C port and you need an OTG that does’t put too much load on your pocket then the DataTraveler microDuo 3C is worth a look. If you can spend more on your flash drive and prefer performance over affordability, then you can look for some other options. Although, Data Traveler microDuo 3C surely justifies its price and works perfectly fine on the long run.