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Kingston Unleashes DataTraveler HyperX 3.0

Kingston Digital announced its new DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 flash drive, which features a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface.

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Kingston Digital Launches its Fastest USB Flash Drive

• DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Allows for High-speed Transfers
• Kingston HyperX Performance, Style in a Portable USB 3.0 Flash Drive
• Stores up to 51,000 Images, 54 DVDs or 48,000 MP3s

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.–Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Kingston DataTraveler® HyperX® 3.0. The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is designed for enthusiasts and gamers, and features the fastest speeds and largest capacities that Kingston has to offer in a USB Flash drive.

Its high-speed eight-channel architecture provides USB 3.0 data transfer rates of up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write. Users can save time associated with opening, editing and copying large files and applications between devices. The fast write speeds also allow users to work on large files or applications directly from the USB 3.0 drive without performance lag.

“Enthusiasts have long known HyperX as the memory of choice for overclockers and power users who need the most performance from system memory,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “The new DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB Flash drive continues this tradition. With the fastest speeds and largest capacity, this storage device is the perfect solution for users who require high performance and carry a lot of data.”

The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. The 256GB capacity can store approximately 10 Blu-ray Discs™ (25GB each), 54 DVDs (4.7GB each), 48,640 MP3s (4MB each) or 13,473,684 Microsoft® Word files pages with various formatting and basic graphics.

With a durable and sleek design, the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is a terrific portable storage solution for gamers, enthusiasts, early adopters and high-end consumers who require the best performance and highest capacities to carry their digital library. Faster speeds and higher capacities enable users to quickly store their digital files and keep it with them at all times, in HyperX style.

DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 features a metal and rubberized casing with a reinforced key ring hole for daily use. It allows users to keep it with them at all times, as it can be easily attached to a key ring or lanyard.

A video of the device can be found here.

DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is backed by a five-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Features and Specifications:

Capacities*: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
USB 3.0: up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write
USB 2.0: up to 30 MB/s read/write
8-Channel Architecture
Backwards Compatible: with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports
Solid/rugged design: durable metal and rubberized casing provides increased protection
ReadyBoost™ Support
Dimensions: 2.952″ x 0.916″ x 0.626″ (74.99mm x 23.29mm x 15.9mm)
Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
Simple: just plug into any USB port
Practical: durable casing with a solid lanyard loop
Warranty: 5 Years

Photos† Video Recording (in minutes)† Storage Usage
10MP 18MP 24MP 12 Mbps
24 Mbps
48 Mbps
64GB 17067 9481 7111 569 284 142 4 49
128GB 34133 18962 14222 1137 569 284 9 99
256GB 68266 37924 28444 2276 1137 568 19 198
Compatibility Table
Operating System File Transfer
Windows® 7 Yes
Windows Vista® (SP1, SP2) Yes
Windows XP (SP3) Yes
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB Flash Drive
Part Number Capacity and Features MSRP (U.S.)
DTHX30/64GB 64GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB Flash Drive $ 193.00
DTHX30/128GB 128GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB Flash Drive $ 377.00
DTHX30/256GB 256GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB Flash Drive TBD

*Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at

**Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

† Actual recording time will vary based upon camera model, selected resolution, compression settings and the content being recorded. Some host devices may not support all of the Flash storage capacities listed. Consult your device’s owner’s manual for supported capacities.

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About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit or call 800-337-8410.

Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-714-438-1817 (Voice).