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Kingston Technologies DataTraveler HyperX 4GB

Author:  Michael Bosse
Date:  2008.06.30
Topic:  Storage
Provider:  Kingston
Manufacturer:  Kingston

Kingston Technology DataTraveler HyperX 4GB

Kingston Technologies HyperX 4GB in package


Today I will be reviewing a new product from Kingston Technologies, the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 4GB flashdrive. The HyperX is offered in a variety of sizes to meet most budgets. The 2GB version has a price point of around $55, while on the top end, the 8GB version goes for about $190. Kingston stands behind the HyperX with a five year manufacturers warranty. As part of the warranty service, there is free technical assistance provided through an 800 number. Kingston has created a very respectable product with a sleek design and a specification sheet to match. Let's take a look at those specifications.

Product Specifications

  • Capacities1 – 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
  • Dimensions – 2.76 x 0.88 x 0.44 (70.0mm x 22.4mm x 11.3mm)
  • Fast – data transfer rates of 30MB/sec. read and 20MB/sec. write
  • Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems3
  • Operating Temperature – 32° to 140° F
    (0° to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature – -4° to 185° F
    (-20° to 85° C)
  • Simple – just plug into a USB port
  • Guaranteed – five-year warranty
Compatibility Table
Operating System File Transfer
Windows Vista Yes
Windows 2000 SP4 Yes
Windows XP (SP1 and SP2) Yes
Mac OS 10.2.x and above Yes
Linux (2.6 and above) Yes

It should also be noted that this drive is optimized for Microsoft Windows Vista ReadyBoost technology. We will be taking a look at this feature later!



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