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There's no shortage of USB 3.0 flash drives by now, but disappointingly many of them offer the same kind of write performance as USB 2.0 drives, something that makes them a fairly uninteresting purchase despite the faster read speeds. Kingston has alleviated that issues with its DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 flash drive which is offering some really fast speeds, but at a cost.

...That said, products like Kingston's new DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 makes it all a bit more worthwhile, as the company is claiming read speeds of SSD level 225MB/s and write speeds of up to 135MB/s when the drive is attached over USB 3.0 whereas over USB 2.0 we should expect to see read/write speeds of 30MB/s. The drive comes in a metal enclosure wrapped in rubber and it has a for the product category impressive five year warranty.

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You know what, that is actually pretty nice. If only these were out in the Vista days, when readyboost was something people actually considered using tongue.gif
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Well, cant blame them for thinking big.
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It's beautiful! But I really don't see myself buying in since I already bought a WD Passport 1tb USB3 for all my superfast portable storage purposes. For now USB3 is extremely rare in general, let alone cases that even support front-panel USB3 for easy access regarding flash sticks.
I'd use something like this at home and then get capped back to USB2.0 at work/school/etc computers. Too early Kingston!
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this would make a nice hard drive.
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Only $250 for the 64GB model ;.;
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Damn, this would make an awesome portable OS drive
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Still waiting for a USB3 mp4 player to replace my ancient iPod.
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For anyone considering something like this, the Patriot "Supersonic" 'magnum' has roughly the same speed, doesn't look nearly as neat, and has double the storage for the same price.. And well, it's a "magnum".. wink.gif


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220585
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueduck3285 View Post

Well, cant blame them for thinking big.

Big thinking tends to lead to big prices.mad.gif
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