Average Bench: 35.7% (48th of 622)

Based on 409 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 162b Model: Kingston DT HyperX 3.0

Because of its fantastic headline read/write speeds, there is often a lot of interest in this drive. It's not available in 16GB so I couldn't include it in the standardized tests. Quickly looking at the 64GB Kingston HyperX 3.0 (manuf.) claimed seq r/w speeds 225/135 @ £78 or $100. Compared to the November leader - Sandisk Extreme 64GB version (manuf.) claimed r/w 190/170 @ £45 or $79. The extreme is significantly better value, and has much much faster 4K write speeds. [Nov '12 USBFlashPro]


Poor average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB averaged 64.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 166MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB is 48.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 35.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.63MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 409 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.1 Read 166 280
13.5 Write 35.6 59.6
13.5 Mixed 47.9 112
81.2% 83.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.47 4K Read 6.39 10.1
0.32 4K Write 0.75 1.4
0.22 4K Mixed 0.63 1.22
70.8% 2.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
54GB free, PID 162b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 280
Write 59
Mixed 34.2
111% 124 MB/s
4K Read 9.21
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 1.01
117% 3.88 MB/s
55GB free, PID 162b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 255
Write 58.7
Mixed 85.5
133% 133 MB/s
4K Read 9.36
4K Write 0.91
4K Mixed 0.36
78% 3.54 MB/s
56GB free, PID 162b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 244
Write 55
Mixed 72.7
122% 124 MB/s
4K Read 8.69
4K Write 0.86
4K Mixed 0.44
76% 3.33 MB/s
1GB free, PID 162b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 269
Write 34.5
Mixed 91.5
127% 132 MB/s
4K Read 7.67
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.38
74% 3 MB/s
2GB free, PID 162b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 210
Write 39.2
Mixed 20.9
78% 90 MB/s
4K Read 7.3
4K Write 0.39
4K Mixed 0.56
59% 2.75 MB/s
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Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $980

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HyperX Performance...

The new DataTraveler® HyperX 3.0 Flash drive features the fastest speeds and largest capacity Kingston® offers for portable storage.

  • USB 3.0: 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write
  • 8-channel architecture
  • Capacities: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Added 5 years ago.


19 months ago.

new release Read 300MBps, Write 250MBps.


2 years ago.

I have it myself and are satisfied with the space and speed:)


5 years ago.

Review  www.eteknix.com/...

Awarded the Extreme Performance award by eteknix.com

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