Page 8 - Conclusion
Now that you have met the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive, is it a product that appropriately corresponds to its name? I can't really tell you about the reliability part; only time will tell. Personally, I think Kingston has a pretty decent history of reliability in my books, but of course, just about everything can be said about every brand. But what I can tell you with authority, without pulling up arbitrary information, is its performance. In quite a few cases, we found the HyperX 64GB flash drive to actually outperform the Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB -- and that by itself is an impressive feat. Delivering excellent results in sequential read and write benchmarks, the only problem I had with the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB is, once again, somewhat disappointing small file performance. In fact, it is actually tested to be a good amount slower than its Patriot counterpart. To be fair, I don't know many people who are planning to fill up all 64GB with Word documents, so it is rather unlikely this will affect you in real life. If you are planning to slap on the stuff that is really going to take up space -- photos, videos, and music -- then this drive will easily venture into the high double and low triple digit speeds in Windows Explorer. This, my friend, is seriously fast stuff. Heck, the Kingston drive has a drive activity light too, which the Supersonic Magnum lacks. At the end of the day, I will just lay it on the table and tell Kingston to change two things: Make it slimmer, and use something like aluminum instead of plastic for its shell. Retailing for approximately $125 at press time, it costs a little more than the Supersonic Magnum, but see what makes more sense to you when you buy -- flash drive prices changes too frequently.
And here we are, at the conclusion of 2011, the last review of the year with the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB review.
Kingston provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that aren't likely going to matter to the end user.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.3/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB delivers jaw-dropping performance in our sequential read and write tests. The shape of the drive, however, could definitely use some work.
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1. Introduction and Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 188.8.131.52
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60