Summary: The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX carries the enthusiast sub brand for a reason. It manages to rocket up, up and away in terms of read speeds, rivaling SATA-II SSD performance and making excellent use of the USB 3.0 interface. But the drive is no slouch when it comes to write speeds. While being beaten by drives based on SLC memory, the DataTraveler HyperX still roars along with up to 135 MB/s and an excellent average of 107 MB/s.
Pros: Incredible read performance, Awesome write performance, Great USB 2.0 performance, Sturdy shell, Hook to chain for key ring, Bright, blue activity LED, Lifetime warranty, Available with up to 256 GB, Excellent price in the EU
Cons: For some reason expensive in the US, Gets pretty warm when moving loads of data, Bulky size compared to other drives
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
6 October 2012
Excerpt: The DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 isn't actually the first Kingston drive to be touted by the company as an SSD-like Flash drive as that “honor” belongs to the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0, launched back in September of 2010. However, things have changed since then, and what was actually introduced as one of the fastest USB 3.0 Flash drives around has now become more of a mainstream solution, as far as performance goes.
Pros: - High sequential transfer speeds - High capacity - Great looking - Five-year warranty
Cons: - $149 base price - Low random 4K performance
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 64GB DTHX30/64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
16 July 2012
Conclusion: As long as you are stuck with a single operation (read/write), writes won’t be affected. If you do both, there will be some slow performance. I would have liked to see this drive to be much quicker on all counts though. Still, its a pretty good drive to shortlist for those who want to transfer large file or ISO and you are getting a 64gig with a very strong shell and a 5 years warranty for your assurance.
Summary: The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is a significant improvement over the aging DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 range in terms of both speed and capacity. That said, the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 is an 18 month old product and although it was updated with a second generation version in May of 2011, faster USB 3.0 devices have been around for some time.
Conclusion: Performance: The test system used in this review was an HP 8200 Elite. The computer is equipped with an Intel Core i5-2400 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 1333MHz memory, Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3250312AS 250GB SATA 6 Gb/s hard drive, NVIDIA Quadro FX580 512MB PCIe graphics card, Intel 82567LM-3 gigabit network card and Patriot SuperSpeed USB PCIe host card. For the operating system, I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Enterprise.
Pros: Available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, Excellent read and write speeds, Backwards compatible with USB 2.0, Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac, Good looking and well constructed design, Five year warranty
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
30 December 2011
Conclusion: Now that you have met the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive, is it a product that appropriately corresponds to its name? I can't really tell you about the reliability part; only time will tell. Personally, I think Kingston has a pretty decent history of reliability in my books, but of course, just about everything can be said about every brand. But what I can tell you with authority, without pulling up arbitrary information, is its performance.
Conclusion: This flash drive made our jaws drop. It has stunning performance under USB 3.0, and is a great overall drive. It stays consistent in terms of performance, is sturdily built, and is compact and easy to carry around. The drive does drop in performance slightly when used with USB 2.0, but this drive is targeted towards gamers, and most users should have considerable USB 3.0 connectivity.
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
19 December 2011
Excerpt: It's been a while since we've looked at the original Kingston HyperX USB flash drive, about 3.5 years actually. For it's time, we found that the 4GB HyperX drive was very fast and at the top of its class. Today, we're looking at a drive from the current HyperX line. And we've come a long way as far as USB flash drives are concerned.