Model: Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Flash Drive
 Manufacturer: Kingston
 Provided By: Kingston
 As the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products, Kingston Technology doesn't need much of an introduction. The company got its start in 1987, when the computer industry was suffering from a severe shortage of surface-mount memory chips. To provide a solution, Kingston's founders designed a new Single In-Line Memory Module (SIMM) that used readily available, older technology through-hole components. Today, Kingston offers more than 2,000 memory products for everything from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones.

While computers with USB 3.0 ports are still few and far between, this hasn't stopped Kingston from embracing the new technology. This fall, the company launched its first HyperX branded USB 3.0 flash drive, the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. Designed with enthusiasts and gamers in mind, the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is Kingston's fastest and largest capacity USB flash drive to date. Available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, the drive uses an 8-channel controller to deliver up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write speeds. The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 also sports a durable metal and rubberized case with a solid lanyard loop and is backed by a five-year warranty.

  Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0
General Specifications
Capacities 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Dimensions 74.99 x 23.29 x 15.9 mm
Interface USB 3.0

Sequential Read 225 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 135 MB/s Max

Operating Temperature 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)

Other Features
8-Channel architecture
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
ReadyBoost support
Durable casing with a solid lanyard loop
5 year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Kingston's new USB 3.0 flash drive and then see how well it performs. Does the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.

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