Kingston Digital HyperX 3.0 DataTraveler (DTHX30/128GB)
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- 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
- USB 2.0: 30MB/s read/write
- Guaranteed - five-year warranty
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|Sold By||—||Amazon.com||Emily's Store||Amazon.com||OneDealOutlet Online||Amazon.com|
|Digital Storage Capacity||128 GB||128 GB||64 GB||32 GB||128 GB||64 GB|
|Hardware Connectivity||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||0.92 x 2.95 x 0.63 in||0.92 x 3 x 0.48 in||0.84 x 0.45 x 2.79 in||0.48 x 1.57 x 0.43 in||0.45 x 0.84 x 2.79 in||0.61 x 0.77 x 0.34 in|
|Item Weight||0.35 ounces||0.63 ounces||0.64 ounces||0.3 ounces||0.63 ounces||0.3 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||128 GB||128 GB||64 GB||32 GB||128 GB||64 GB|
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.
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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.
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!
So, why don't you review something? Typically, I don't review something because it does exactly what it's supposed to do without surprising me. That's not very fair. I could at least post a 3-star review, but then that's not fair either. 3-stars might, in my mind, mean "perfectly fine, not amazing (5-stars), not awful (1-star(s))", but that's now how Amazon ratings work when customers look at them without reading reviews. 3-stars lets the air out of your sails, you scroll on looking for more little geometric shapes to make your mind for you.
But why now? Well, after years of faithful, faultless service, I put this little guy through the washer AND dryer. AUGH. I said, "WHELP, it's done. It was fun while it lasted, little doodad, but I've murdered you." Surely, after all these years of being dropped, having chairs rolled over you, being thrown from person-to-person of varying catching skills, riding around in the bottom of a bag under 15 pounds of books and etc... Surely you're not still watertight enough to keep all water out in the rough-and-tumble world of high-quality washing machine spin cycles. Surely you're not somehow static electricity-resistant enough to endure the torments of a dryer with no dryer sheet used because your owner is super cheap about those things.
NOPE. Still works. This thing may just be exactly what it's supposed to be, but it's exactly what it's supposed to be to the Nth DEGREE.
So yes, it's nothing amazing. Yes it's fat. Yes, I'm sure there are smaller ones or skinnier ones or younger and prettier ones... But this thumb drive? This thumb drive has stuck with me and endured all these hardships I've created by my thoughtlessness and it's still working like new all these years later.
Buy this one.
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.