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Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0 128GB

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Posted February 1, 2011 by Jake in Storage
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Introduction

With the increasing need for data storage, we’ve seen a rise in the importance of external storage in particular. But that need has traditionally been hampered by slow transfer speeds of USB 2.0. Then along came eSATA, boosting speeds to respectable performance, but hard drives were then the bottleneck in quick transfers.

However, two recent technologies have changed the game: USB 3.0 and Solid State Drives. SSDs are lightning fast, and USB 3.0 is now able to take advantage of those speeds, but using the two together hasn’t really been done much, if at all. Dropping an SSD into an external USB 3.0 enclosure is possible, but hardly cost effective or compact either. But Kingston is looking to change that with their latest product, the HyperX Max.

The Kingston HyperX Max is a portable SSD with a USB 3.0 interface that displays some blistering speed results. So it retains the best qualities of each technology, and housed in a small and sleek form. Frankly, this drive is beautifully sleek. Need top speed in a portable and external format? Then the Kingston HyperX Max might be just the thing to satisfy. So how fast is it? Oh, it’s plenty fast alright.

Read on to find out more.

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’s 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’s success.

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