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Kingston Digital DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 (DTHX30/256GB)

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List Price: $870.00
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256 GB
  • Practical - Durable metal and rubber casing with a solid lanyard loop
  • 8-Channel Architecture
  • Backwards Compatible - with USB 2.0
  • ReadyBoost Support
  • Speed - USB 3.0: 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write
  • Guaranteed - five-year warranty
  • USB 2.0: 30MB/s read/write
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Kingston Digital DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 (DTHX30/256GB) + Kingston Digital HyperX Predator DataTraveler 512GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (DTHXP30/512GB) + Patriot 256GB Supersonic Magnum Series USB 3.0 Flash Drive With Up To Read 260MB/sec & Write 160MB/sec- PEF256GSMNUSB
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Technical Details

Size: 256 GB
  • RAM: 262144 MB
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Enterprise Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Ultimate Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Professional Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
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Product Details

Size: 256 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 0.6 x 0.9 inches ; 1.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0068JU1DS
  • Item model number: DTHX30/256GB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 23, 2011

Product Description

Size: 256 GB

Product Description

Power users have long known HyperX as the innovative brand from Kingston Technology and the new DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Flash drive continues this tradition by featuring the fastest speeds and largest capacity Kingston offers for portable storage. Featuring a high-speed 8-channel architecture that provides USB 3.0 data transfer speeds with capacities up to 256GB, DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is the perfect solution for expanding a notebook’s storage and for quickly storing, transferring and backing up any digital lifestyle. Users will save time associated with opening and transferring large files and applications between devices. DataTraveler HyperX is covered by a five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

From the Manufacturer

Blazing fast HyperX performance — to go.

DataTraveler HyperX 3.0

Get HyperX performance and style in a USB Flash drive. Kingston’s DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 offers capacities up to 256GB and USB 3.0 speeds up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write for blazing fast transfer.

DataTraveler HyperX is ideal for the following applications:
  • Expanding notebook and netbook storage and usability
  • System and data backup
  • HD video, movie downloads and music libraries
  • Adobe applications
  • AutoCAD
  • Portable Applications and custom Operating Systems running straight from the drive. (Please note that DT HyperX 3.0 is not supported as a bootable drive.)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Great product works extremely fast.
Rh5150
By USB 2.0 and 3.0 standards both, this is a really fast, large flash drive, and it is really great!
Stephen W.
Once you attach the cap to the drive, it stays there firmly.
Max Payne

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

133 of 138 people found the following review helpful By Alan Shepard on February 18, 2012
Size Name: 64 GB Verified Purchase
Length: 3:28 Mins
I purchased this flash drive to go with my new HP Envy 15, which has USB 3.0. This video review goes over the build quality and the speeds I got using several different testing methods. Watch the video for the specifics.

Conclusion:
This is a great flash drive if you have USB 3.0 and will be transferring very large files, such as .iso and large videos.
It's not worth the money if you If you still have USB 2.0, or if you have 3.0 but only transfer small files. However, if you are willing to put up with files writing slowly to the drive, and you are transfering the same small files from the drive to many computers, this will work for that.

UPDATE December 8, 2012
I just transferred 25 GB from the Kingston to my new Retina Macbook in 1:43. FAST!
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83 of 88 people found the following review helpful By LAWRENCE SEARCY on May 22, 2013
Size Name: 256 GB Verified Purchase
I tried to purchase this DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 twice from 2 different sellers on Amazon.com and once it was actually fulfilled by Amazon. Each time the USB drive was fake.

How to tell if it is real or not

When it is in the packaging:
- The entire package is plastic wrapped (the kind you have to cut open with scissors) because the drive sits freely on top of the paper insert that describes the drive. Fake drives only have the drive itself encased in plastic and you can touch the paper because the plastic covering is sandwiched between the front and back.

When it is out of the packaging:
- Check for the light blue color inside the USB connector (fake ones have black plastic) and if the silver part of the USB connector is laser etched.

See http://www.kingston.com/en/support/product_verification and http://legacy.kingston.com/company/counterfeit.asp

I've given up on buying one from Amazon.

Edit: after working with Kingston counterfeiting ( Counterfeit@kingston.com ) twice, the third order from Amazon was genuine. They explained that a fake USB drive was returned and got into the Amazon genuine supply. They assured me that Amazon had purged any fake USB drives from the warehouse before I ordered it.
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May 23, 2013
Hi Lawrence,
I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We're sorry for the issue experienced with your purchase. Kingston understands that there exists a counterfeit product market and works to reduce or eliminate counterfeits available on the market. To avoid counterfeit product, Kingston strongly recommends purchasing directly from authorized resellers, e-tailers and/or retailers (http://www.kingston.com/us/wheretobuy). Amazon.com is an authorized reseller but they do allow other sellers on their site to sell products through the Marketplace which can lead to this situation. Thank you for reporting the issue to us, we have taken steps to resolve it. If you have not already, you may also want to alert Amazon Customer Service: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_navbox_hspot_prob?nodeId=557204
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By JohnSays on May 27, 2012
Size Name: 64 GB Verified Purchase
This drive is amazingly fast on really large files. I transferred several 2GB files to the drive via a USB 3.0 hub at a sustained rate of 127Mb/sec. The same files were read back to my SSD C: at 151Mb/sec. Smaller files are a different matter. They write to the drive at anywhere from 120Kb/sec to 1.6Mb/sec and read back at about 10Mb/sec. By comparison, my 64Gb Patriot Xporter writes large files at around 11Mb/sec and reads at about 28 Mb/sec. Smaller files wrote at from 12Kb/sec to 3.5Mb/sec and read at about 16Mb/sec.

The drive was plug and play on my Sandy Bridge system. I stuck it in and started copying.

I bought the drive to copy a large set of large database files between non-networked computers rapidly. For this purpose I am blown away. I have Hitachi 7200rpm 2TB hard drives that only achieve around 56Mb/sec on a direct copy of these same files. When I saw the "speedometer" stable at 127Mb/sec I called my friend to exclaim to him how fast this drive is. I should note here that it is still a fast drive in a USB 2.0 port -- for 2.0. It transfers at about 25Mb/sec for large files.

I wanted to give the drive 4 stars because of the huge difference between the smaller files and the larger ones. However, this is state of the art and it deserves 5 stars for that.

I used TeraCopy for all my speeds.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Weldon Browning on May 11, 2013
Size Name: 64 GB Verified Purchase
I received this product, tested the speeds and they were comparable to a standard speed drive. After more test and email I was sent another drive by the Kenny Store ( through amazon of course ). I found the same issue, after contacting Kinston and send pictures and test results we concluded both drives are counterfeit. Amazon was very understanding and resolved the situation in a timely manner. Do not but from the Kenny Store.
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May 23, 2013
Hi Weldon,
I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. To avoid counterfeit product, Kingston strongly recommends purchasing directly from authorized resellers, e-tailers and/or retailers (http://www.kingston.com/us/wheretobuy). Amazon.com is an authorized reseller but unfortunately the same cannot be said for all Marketplace resellers. Kingston understands that there exists a counterfeit product market and works to reduce or eliminate counterfeits available on the market. To report counterfeiters, please call the Kingston Technology Counterfeit Hotline at 800-251-9108 or online at http://legacy.kingston.com/company/counterfeit.asp . If you wish, you may remain anonymous.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TechnoAmazonian on July 15, 2012
Size Name: 64 GB Verified Purchase
It does what it was designed to do - run screaming fast in a USB-3 port. I long/full formatted the entire 64GB unit as NTFS in 8 minutes using an EVGA PC motherboard SuperSpeed USB-3 port (completed 8GB/min or 133MB/sec , Bytes, not bits) - that's like writing about a full CD worth of data in 5 seconds! That is writing (not faster reading) at about 22% the maximum theoretica; USB-3 bus speed. In comparison, it takes a regular 4GB USB-2 Kingston G3 ($5) stick 15 minutes for the same operation (32x slower). If you can afford a new PC or laptop with USB-3 ports, you must also have one of these to make good use of that port. It is worth noting that after the massive 64GB high-speed format, the stick was very warm and surprised me when I grabbed it to extract it from the port - guess that's what all that blue cooling metal wrap is for! The 133MB/sec format speed is right at the advertised write speed, so I'm not sure about some reviewers' complaints of mis-advertising, even though I recognize "real data writing" could be slower for multiple files or many small files. At some point, it becomes difficult to go any faster because you cannot adequately dissipate the heat. Recommended if needed, and if affordable - esp. for frequent and/or very large file transfers. Kingston makes great memory products of many types to suit many use and price-point needs. Hyper-X 3.0 is their new flagship, replacing their previous Hyper-X USB-2 unit (which I also own). As is often true, Amazon rocks again with the best price - thanks!
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