Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 256GB USB Flash Drive review


Have you ever thought of storing a data of 256GB in a USB Flash drive? If not then this is a reality that Kingston has a USB flash drive which can keep this massive mass storage in a standard USB flash drive. The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is available in 64GB,128GB and256GB versions. We have reviewed the 256GB USB Flash drive.

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 256GB USB Flash Drive Features


The Blue and Black combination looks good. The USB Flash drive is light weighted. The plastic body does make it look like an ordinary pen drive. But this Flash drive has no such premium look as such. It is also a bulgy USB drive. The cap of the USB flash drive can be put in by only one way. Well I think they should had improved the design. If you compare the design to the Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 G2 looks then this USB flash drive will loose the war.

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX


Coming to the best part of this Small packet and big effect. The USB Flash drive has a mass storage of 256 GB which is the biggest asset of this device. If you have a USB 3.0 port then this is an ideal device for you. As per the company this drive is able to read files at a speed of a stunning 225 MB/s and writing speed of 135 MB/s. For USB 2.0 it is 30 MB/s for read and write as per the company specifications.

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX

But we did our test for the USB 2.0 and we found surprising result. So it is near to the company standards. So faster transfer speeds are expected if you have a USB 3.0 port. I from Technary will recommend this device for high speed transfer. So it has huge mass storage and fast data transfer speeds.


Compatibility and warranty

The device is compatible with Windows XP, Vista(SP1,SP2), 7 (SP1), 8 & 8.1. It is also compatible with Mac OS X v10.6x + and Linus 2.6x+. So there is no such compatibility issues as such. But this USB Flash drive was not accessible to a company`s laptop. I mean the laptops given to employees to work from home. I tried this USB flash drive on my friend`s company`s laptop. I guess the company`s laptop was not capable to handle such high data transfer device.

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX

But there is no such problem for all laptops and hope PC users. Kingston provides a long 5 years of warranty and free tech support for this device. So user can use it fearlessly and will get good support from the company too.


I will call this as Chota Packet bada dhamaka(Small device with awesome features). So performance wise it is one of the best available in the market. If you are bored of carrying portable hard disks then this is the best alternative. So what are you waiting for Buy it now for $252.74. Well for Indian buyers it is available for Rs. 38,000

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