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Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64 GB review

Rating: 9.0.

No other industry moves as fast as the technology sector. While a few years ago we had to make do with sluggish flash drives, in 2011 there are a myriad of lightning quick USB 3.0 options available. A few weeks ago we tested at a very fast model from ADATA – the Nobility N005 Pro 64GB. Today we are looking at the latest model from Kingston, the DataTraveler HyperX 64 GB which is said to deliver class leading read and write speeds.

Kingston have a reputation for producing some of the finest quality memory on the market and the drive we are looking at today is aimed at the discerning enthusiast audience with a high level of disposable budget.

It can be bought in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities indicating this won't be aimed towards the ‘average' mainstreet consumer. We are looking at the smallest drive in this family, which should be large enough to handle any task.

Kingston rate the drives as capable of 225 MB/s read / 135 MB/s write speeds via an eight channel architecture. As with all USB 3.0 drives it is fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 standards. At a price of £132 inc vat in the United Kingdom it certainly won't make for an impulse purchase, but today we will find out if it meets the demands for maximum performance applications.


  • Capacities*: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Speed**:
    • USB 3.0: up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write
    • USB 2.0: up to 30 MB/s read/write
  • 8-Channel Architecture
  • Backwards Compatible: with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports
  • Solid/rugged design: durable metal and rubberized casing provides increased protection
  • ReadyBoostÔ Support
  • Dimensions: 2.952″ x 0.916″ x 0.626″ (74.99mm x 23.29mm x 15.9mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
  • Simple: just plug into any USB port
  • Practical: durable casing with a solid lanyard loop
  • Warranty: 5 Years
  • DTHX30/64GB, DTHX30/128GB, DTHX30/256GB

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