Kingston 64GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 review
The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 might seem a little expensive for a flash drive, but it is in fact great value. 64GB is a huge amount of storage, and the USB3 interface means it's a very quick performer.
The drive scored 182MB/s in our large-file read test and 94.3MB/s in our large write test, which is incredibly fast. It was slower in our small file tests, scoring 45.3MB/s in our small-file read test and just 6.7MB/s in our small-file write test.
Predictably, plugging the drive in to a USB2 port reduced the data transfer rates, but it still performed well in our large-file read and write tests, scoring 32.3MB/s and 29.8MB/s respectively. Sadly, its small-file read and write tests were again disappointing, with 18MB/s and a terrible 4.9MB/s.
It’s a shame the drive's small file write speeds are barely quicker than USB2, as otherwise this is a great-value flash drive. If you mainly carry around huge video files, it's a good buy.
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