Kingston announces USB 3.0 SSD, HyperX Max 3.0

By Matthew
Nov 22, 2010
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  1. Portable SSDs continue to trickle onto the market today with the launch of Kingston's HyperX Max 3.0. Being a solid-state drive and all, the HyperX boasts some impressive speeds. In fact, Hexus says the HyperX is basically a Kingston SSDNow V+ repackaged with an external casing and USB 3.0 connectivity. Kingston cites maximum read and write rates of 195MB/s and 160MB/s when used with USB 3.0, or about 1 minute 12 seconds to transfer a 10GB movie file.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    No thanks. As far as I'm concerned when it comes to SSDs eSATA always beats USB3.
  3. lchu12

    lchu12 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 199   +9

    Princeton are you talking speed?
    eSATA I = 1.5GB/s
    eSATA II = 3.0GB/s
    eSATA 6.0GB = 6.0GB/s

    USB3.0 = 4.8GB/s

    Unless its a 3rd generation USB3.0 should be faster. And also cable length for eSATA is like 6ft? Can you clarify Princeton?
  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,268   +388 Staff Member

    I prefer USB 3.0 it will be better supported.


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