Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Review
USB drives these days have become so common and cheap, that most of us have tons of but just use a few and the others are just lying around somewhere lost in the mess that your desk is. And these days most people want a high capacity and a high Performing USB Drive that is durable and can get things done fast, And here for the rescue comes in the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB drive. Kingston with this has perfected the USB and made has made it more like a portable SSD Drive than those old sluggish USB drives that you have of your desks. The HyperX 3.0 is even faster than most of the SSD’s we have used here in our office; and thanks to eight-channel architecture that the HyperX boasts about on the cover of the Drive itself can pump out transfer rates of up to 255 MB/s read and 135 MB/s write, and that is really great for a normal looking and feeling USB Drive.
The Speeds that the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB drive provides are really music to the ears of gamers, movie lovers, enthusiasts and many more who regularly work with the large media files that they have to deal with. If you are moving a HD Movie from your PC to a Pen Drive it is awfully slow specially with the old USB 2.0 drives, and when you are doing the same with your HyperX then you don’t have to worry it is just a matter of seconds that you are done with it.
The HyperX comes in 3 Variants i.e. 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, where most of the USB drives that are still portable and you can just walk with them put into your jeans pocket top off at 64GB. The HyperX is not targeted towards users that just need to move small documents between work and home, but instead it is targeted towards the power user who handles system backups or transports large HD Media/Games. And also Kingston has somehow managed the pricing of this product to be lower than the high quality SSD’s that the HyperX is competing with.
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Specifications
- 64GB (DTHX30/64GB)
- 128GB (DTHX30/128GB)
- 256GB (DTHX30/256GB)
- Speed – USB 3.0: up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write
- 8-Channel Architecture
- Solid/rugged design: durable metal and rubberized casing provides increased protection
- ReadyBoost Support
- Dimensions: 2.952″ x 0.916″ x 0.626″
- Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
- Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
- Warranty: 5 Years
Design and Build
Design wise the Kingston Datatraveler HyperX 3.0 looks just like a normal USB Thumb Drive that was made with high quality premium materials. It may be a bit bigger or a lot bigger than the wafer thin USB 2.0 Drives but you have to keep in mind the huge capacity with the speeds of an SSD are also packaged with the Drive. Though looking like a normal USB Drive the materials used feel very premium and the build of the HyperX 3.0 is commendable as it feels very rugged as if it was made for military personnel that are in the war areas.
The Drive comes with a rubberized cap rather than a retractable drive unit which we feel would have been better as people tend to lose the cap most after the whole drive itself. The Kingston HyperX 3.0 comes in a blue colour with textured rubberized finishing which feels really premium and makes the device look really apart from any other drive currently available in the market.
The drive itself is just a normal USB and does not feature any other kinds of fancy offerings like USB Type-C or Thunderbolt, but it still offers more speeds than the aforementioned. Though it may sometimes be a problem that due to its girth the Drive may block the second port but that may not also be a problem due to the huge capacity and good speeds.
Kingston also has branded the product really subtle and well that is really good of Kingston because people do not want to advertise what they use but instead they want good looking products.
There is also a notification light in the Kingston logo that is not to bright that it will hurt your eyes, it is just the right amount of light that notifies you that the drive is running perfectly.
For us at Beetel Bite, the HyperX has been one exceptional device that everyone on our team wanted to review, since most of the USB Drives that we get or buy lack the quality and the performance that the HyperX 3.0 provided us with. And the biggest thing to note that in this day and age of the 4 channel architecture devices we have got a market breaking 8 architecture device from kingston, and another worth seeing point is that we have another breakthrough in technology from Kingston in this drive is that they have provided high speed and high capacity drives as the most USB drives from any other players cap out at 128GB.
For Portable Storage the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 wins out for it’s storage capacity, transfer speeds, ease of use, and full compatibility. Very few devices can so easily connect into every computer and give you high performance and quality. The USB 2.0 maxes the speeds out at 30MB/s and that isn’t exactly speed, while its newer version USB 3.0 is the right hardware, and provides speeds near 200 MB/s and that’s where Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 steps in the market.
In the tests that we did the HyperX 3.0 provided at 200MB/s read and 135MB/s write speeds in sequential transfers, And in random transfers we saw a little drop off, but given the target use case of moving large media files around instead of using this as a system drive, random access times are not as important. What is important is that we a were able to write a 3GB file into the HyperX 3.0 in under 30 seconds or copy it off into the computer in just 15 seconds, that’s where all of the users of the HyperX 3.0 will appreciate what it offers. Overall the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 lives up to its claims and then some more of super fast transfer speeds.
- High transfer speeds at 2MB sequential transfer speeds (200MB/s read and 135MB/s write)
- High capacities offered ranging from 64GB to 256GB (We had the 128GB Model)
- Rugged design with low branding and best quality building materials.
- We did not find much of cons just that speeds drop a little in random transfers.
Kingston calls the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 their fastest USB drive to date. It clearly is in our words “The best and the Fastest USB that we at our offices have ever used” the massive speeds that we encountered while testing this device were simply overwhelming gains over any prior USB Device that we have present in our office. Thanks to the new eight-channel architecture to bring such a good USB for our use. For anyone who needs huge transfer speeds and big capacity USB, the HyperX 3.0 is a clear winner.
We Give The Device – A Super Duper Pick
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