Kingston Introduces The HyperX USB 3.0 Flash drive

When you're transferring pictures or video files from your USB drive to your computer - or vice versa - you don't want to have to wait around for hours. USB thumb drives have traditionally left a lot to be desired in terms of speed, but the USB 3.0 standard is improving things nicely.

The new Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 has a maximum read rate of 225MB/s and a max write rate of 135MB/s. That read rate is up to a gig in four seconds, which means the 256GB capacity HyperX drive can be emptied in around 16 minutes, while it would take a USB 2.0 drive a little over an hour.

The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is available in a 64GB size at $199 ($142 on Amazon), 128GB for $379 ($279 on Amazon). The 256GB size will be priced and made available soon.