Kingston HyperX USB 3.0 64GB DataTraveler Flash Drive Review (DTHX30/64GB)

Design


The HyperX comes packaged in a very basic way simple plastic containing instructions, a keychain and the actual drive.  Of course, it's the sealed packaging that requires tools and a number of sharp objects to get into, but we're certain that effort is totally worth it.

Kingston DataTraveler Packaged

 

The HyperX USB 3.0 sports HyperX's blue/black color scheme proudly.  At 64GB of capacity up to 256GB, it's no wonder that this is going to be a chunky drive.  While larger than your average flash drive, it's not much larger but probably about twice as thick.  It is thick enough that if the USB ports have pretty tight spacing, like on the back of a motherboard or side of a laptop, it'll block the one next to it.  One of the few places I found that it didn't interfere at all was on the front USB panel of a couple of our cases here.    The cap fits snugly with a reassuring click and you can also attach the cap to the bottom while the drive is in use, but it's not remarkably solid.  A lanyard loop is included on the end if you want a good way to carry this on your person.  The entire enclosure feels durable and rugged, with the blue portions being metal and the black a rubber for grip and a color contrast.  I suspect the metal enclosure is at least partly there for cooling, as this does get warm to the touch, something you don't see with smaller drives.  It's hefty in a good way, and it feels like something that will truck along with you until you drop it underneath your car's tire while you're backing out of your spot, or some other extreme event that you couldn't expect any USB drive to survive.

 

Kingston HyperX USB 3.0 64GBKingston HyperX USB 3.0 64GB Cap

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