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Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB

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Posted December 5, 2011 by Jake in Storage
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Introduction

Fast and small is good, right? At least that’s how it works in the computer world. And USB flash drives are no different; we like them fast for data transfer, but also come in a small package. Indeed, the best of both worlds. But the typical USB 2.0 speeds have proven woefully inadequate to address increasingly large files and storage capacities, as we seem to have less and less time to wait for something as simple as a file transfer.

This is where USB 3.0 comes into play. Set to eventually replace USB 2.0 as the new standard, at least in external transfer connections, USB 3.0 boasts huge speed increases that can allow us those faster transfer speeds we want, while still maintaining large capacity and highly portable nature of those ubiquitous flash drives.

And this brings us to today’s topic of discussion: the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 flash drive. Sporting a speedy interface that’s a huge performance boost over the aging USB 2.0, this little drive packs 64GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring.

But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, and we’ve heard people complain these large capacity flash drives are slow as molasses in a Canadian winter. Just how fast is USB 3.0? Well, we put the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX and we came away grinning.

Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston Technology now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. In 2007, the company’s sales exceeded $4.5 billion. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,500 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the Best Companies to Work for in America by Fortune magazine, Kingston’ tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in its people is essential, and each employee is a vital part of Kingston’ success.

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