The Kingston Data Traveler HyperX 3.0 is another high speed USB flash drive that comes in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. This drive supports USB 3.0 and works amazingly fast. It is small but its power packed with huge storage space.

The HyperX 3 is a bit different from the Kingston DT R30 and is also costlier.  The 256GB is huge space nearly half the capacity of your desktop / laptop (with 500GB HDD). All this packed into a small space.

This tough and portable device is made for storing / transferring huge data between devices. The device will work on Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, it also works on Mac and Linux OS. The max read speed on USB 3.0 is 225MB/s and write speed is 135MB/s. On USB 2.0 the max write and read speed is 30MB/s.

If you are really planning to buy the Kingston Data Traveler HyperX 3.0 USB flash drive make sure your system / devices support USB 3.0 for optimal usage. The flash drive however will also work on USB 2.0 but with minimal write / read speed.

Kingston Data Traveler HyperX 3.0  256GB storage device

Kingston Data Traveler HyperX 3.0 USB drive 256GB is available for approx Rs. 38,770 (MRP).

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  1. A WD 1 TB drive only costs around 4000 rs and is very nearly as portable because of its small size. Nice to see usb 3.0 flash drives coming out but anything higher than 32 gb does not make sense pricewise.

    1. True but these drives are more to do with the speed. With USB 3.0 you can transfer 225MB data in a second.

      1. Gogi, the WD Drive is also USB 3.0 There is also Seagate Backup Plus drives at 5000 rs which are also USB 3.0 In fact, with these USB hard drives, USB 3.0 technology appeared a lot sooner. But of course there is a difference between flash storage and HDD storage. With flash storage, you may get much better transfer speeds(even in practice) than with a HDD drive. So, you’re right about the speed being a criterion.

        But with USB 3.0, even HDD drives can give you up to 90 Mbps speeds for a single file(For several files, zip them up and transfer!) I don’t think you need higher speeds than that. And HDD drives are also more stable than flash drives. Anyway, the cost seems far too high at the moment. Maybe for gamers who want to install standalone games on a USB stick and play, this will be worth it.

        1. well depends on usage you see for Media Personals carrying huge data they need faster transfer speed.

  2. 18000 Rs are you kidding me! it better to buy Lappy then this, can you tell how can i check if the Laptop support usb 3.0 ??

    1. For checking if your machine support USB 3.0; check is your USB drive in PC is blue color or whit…!!!

      if Blue than it is 3.0 wise a verse 2.0…

      make sure you have to check on your laptop or pc’s drive not in your pen drive….

  3. I should stick to my portable hard disk until i’d be able to buy one of these *FACEPALM*