Kingston 64GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0, photos and benchmark

Yesterday we bought another very fast Flash Drive with USB 3.0 support — Kingston 64GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0.

Manufacturer advertised speeds: Read 225 MB/s; Write: 135MB/s. It come pre-formatted with FAT32, but we instantly formatted it with NTFS, 64 KB cluster size.

It has a little bit slower read speed and 1/3 slower write speed than Patriot 64GB, but in contrast to Patriot, this Kingston feels very good in the hand.

Obligatory notes:

  • Our benchmarks are not scientific tests.
  • Tested on PC with EVGA X58 CLASSIFIED 3 motherboard (1st gen i7 CPU).
  • Benchmark file size was about 4 GB.
  • Tested only sequential read and write.
  • I tested my real world usage scenarios.
  • Screenshots are from Far Manager and Febooti Hash & CRC, using “Just Read” feature.
  • IMO Far Manager shows slightly lower reading speeds, because it copies data to NUL device, which slows things a little bit.

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