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Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB

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The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX is one of the fastest flash drives from the memory manufacturer. It advertises speeds of more than 200 MB/s write and 100 MB/s read. Too good to be true? We take a close look to find out.

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Dang that Flash Drive is faster than my HDD... I want one of these :)
 
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Yeah. Nice product incl. looks.
 
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What's with the lackluster write performance of these tests? Or is it just the USB stick itself?
My Sandisk absolutely trounces all these tested sticks, even on my early USB3 board.

ATTO results: http://www.overclockers.com.au/pix/image.php?id=rc4xn&t=1
That picture is tiny, can't really see anything from it, but yeah, I'm with you about the so so performance, especially from a 64GB drive.
My 32GB SanDisk is nearly as fast as per attached screenshot, which it really shouldn't be. In fact, it's got far better write performance up to 1MB and nearly as good read performance.
Considering the SanDisk drives are a lot cheaper, the Kingston is looking pretty uninteresting, despite claims of much better performance.

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Blue light!


 
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That picture is tiny, can't really see anything from it, but yeah, I'm with you about the so so performance, especially from a 64GB drive.
Apologies, didn't notice you could attach images here!

but it's giving me invalid file >:

So here's the link to the image host: http://www.overclockers.com.au/pix/index.php?page=image&id=rc4xn&nav=user

I think the TPU test bench may be going through a hub, the results they get are very similar to when I use an unpowered USB3 hub externally.
 
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I got one of these from another forum member a few months ago and I have been very happy with it. Although I would have not got one of this size if I realised that windows cannot recognise more than 1 partition on a flash drive. Mine is slightly different than the on in the review as mine has "Kingston" stamped on the bottom.