Average Bench: 38.2% (46th of 638)

Based on 567 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]

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Poor: 10%Average: 38.2% Great: 74%

Poor average bench

The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB averaged 61.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 104MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 165MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB is 64.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 41.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 6.36MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 567 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.1 Read 165 280
14 Write 41.7 95.9
12.8 Mixed 48.8 109
22.8 SusWrite 104 180
105% 89.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.53 4K Read 6.36 10.1
0.32 4K Write 0.77 1.4
0.24 4K Mixed 0.81 2.06
77.4% 2.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free, PID 162b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 169 171 157 171 171 MB/s
Read 273
Write 105
Mixed 90.2
SusWrite 164
190% 158 MB/s
4K Read 7.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.5
108% 3.17 MB/s
7GB free, PID 162b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 175 160 180 148 180 MB/s
Read 219
Write 69.3
Mixed 56
SusWrite 171
155% 129 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 2.4
131% 3.63 MB/s
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 Comments

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 6 years ago.

Good

2 years ago.

new release Read 300MBps, Write 250MBps.


Good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.

Review  www.eteknix.com/...

Awarded the Extreme Performance award by eteknix.com

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