Kingston Intros DataTraveler HyperX 3.0: Their Fastest USB Drive

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Fastest flash drive? Oh, yeah. Kingston Digital just unveiled their fastest USB flash drive ever, the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. Its high-speed eight-channel architecture provides USB 3.0 data transfer rates of up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write. Pretty hasty for a flash drive. The fast write speeds also allow users to work on large files or applications directly from the USB 3.0 drive without performance lag. The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. The 256GB capacity can store approximately 10 Blu-ray Discs, and it's built to take a (relative) beating, too. As for pricing? It's $193 for the 64GB model, $377 for the 128GB version and "TBD" for the 256GB model.

Kingston Digital Launches its Fastest USB Flash Drive

·        DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Allows for  High-speed Transfers
·        Kingston HyperX Performance, Style in a Portable USB 3.0 Flash Drive
·        Stores up to 51,000 Images, 54 DVDs or 48,000 MP3s

Fountain Valley, CA -- November 17, 2011 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Kingston DataTraveler® HyperX® 3.0. The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is designed for enthusiasts and gamers, and features the fastest speeds and largest capacities that Kingston has to offer in a USB Flash drive.

Its high-speed eight-channel architecture provides USB 3.0 data transfer rates of up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write. Users can save time associated with opening, editing and copying large files and applications between devices. The fast write speeds also allow users to work on large files or applications directly from the USB 3.0 drive without performance lag.

      “Enthusiasts have long known HyperX as the memory of choice for overclockers and power users who need the most performance from system memory,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “The new DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB Flash drive continues this tradition. With the fastest speeds and largest capacity, this storage device is the perfect solution for users who require high performance and carry a lot of data.”

The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. The 256GB capacity can store approximately 10 Blu-ray Discs™ (25GB each), 54 DVDs (4.7GB each), 48,640 MP3s (4MB each) or 13,473,684 Microsoft® Word files pages with various formatting and basic graphics.

 With a durable and sleek design, the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is a terrific portable storage solution for gamers, enthusiasts, early adopters and high-end consumers who require the best performance and highest capacities to carry their digital library. Faster speeds and higher capacities enable users to quickly store their digital files and keep it with them at all times, in HyperX style.

 DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 features a metal and rubberized casing with a reinforced key ring hole for daily use. It allows users to keep it with them at all times, as it can be easily attached to a key ring or lanyard.

            A video of the device can be found here.

            DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is backed by a five-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Features and Specifications:

·         Capacities*:  64GB, 128GB, 256GB
·         Speed**:
o        USB 3.0: up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write
o        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
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Aoshi replied on Fri, Nov 18 2011 1:33 AM

Holy cow. USB 3.0 is amazing. Gotta upgrade soon!

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That is a fast, large, and expensive flash drive. Nice work Kingston.

Now you're just mashing it!

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Nov 18 2011 11:06 AM

USB 3 is actually a great interface for data migration etc. Compared here at home where my PC has USB 3 and Sarah's does not even though there built approximately 3-4 months apart from each other the comparison is big to me. If I load pictures from the camera or my USB stick that I carry with utilities on it to peoples locations for various PC actvities whether it be repair for a customer or even migration USB3 is very good. The camera is probably the most noticeable in general. When I transfer the same picture files on to my computer through USB3 it takes roughly seconds or at most 1-2 minutes where on Sarah's with no USB3 through a USB2 port it can take 20-30 minutes for the same transfer. So 10 times the amount of time at least to transfer 4 gigs of pictures.

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jonation replied on Fri, Nov 18 2011 11:54 AM

great performance, and they actually tried on the exterior. nice looking drives

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Inspector replied on Fri, Nov 18 2011 11:51 PM

ERM... ya price is no where near the price i can afford :(, lol But dam do i want one! :(

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Jheck1 replied on Tue, Nov 22 2011 2:33 AM

I love this for my PC, but the point of a USB drive is to be portable, and USB 3.0 is just not mainstream yet.  As cool as it is, I think I'll wait a few months...

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