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Kingston Data Traveller HyperX 256GB hands on review

Kingston-Data-traveller-HyperX-256-gbWhat would be the average size of pendrives commonly in use? May be 8 or 16 GB? Kingston’s HyperX 256GB pendrive is a Bigdata in your pocket. It breaks the usual data capacities of pendrives to offer a whooping 256GB pendrive. As time grows, so does the amount of data we need to carry with us.

Gone are the days of 1GB, 2GB or even the 8GB pen drives. Anyone who buys a new pen drive decides to go for a minimum 16GB pen drive today considering the very small price difference from the 8 GB ones. Kingston also has 1TB pendrives but not much affordable for all, but this one is to some. We made a few tests on the product and on a good use for a week, we have summed up the review of the product here.

Look and feel

The drive is very neatly designed and pleasing to touch. The build quality is really very good and sturdy. Its rubberised feel on the sides offers a better grip. It is bulky to look but not much heavy. The size could be explained by its capacity. Assured to get into your pocket. The cap can sit at the back while in use, which is possible on most of the pen drives.


Coming to the performance offered, in common users’ experience the HyperX 256GB pendrive will surely demonstrate a great performance. It may vary a bit depending on the configuration of the computer used. Out of a few benchmarking tests with tools, on average the device manged to deliver read speed of about 200 MBPS and write speed of 140 MBPS which is much above average of what common pendrives offer.

Results of benchmark


Maximum Read speed: 266.5 MB/s
Maximum Write speed: 138.4 MB/s


USB Flash Benchmark:

Maximum Read speed: 250 MB/s
Maximum Write speed: 152 MB/s



Maximum Read speed: 220.75 MB/s
Maximum Write speed: 160 MB/s


USB DView:

Maximum Read speed: 230 MB/s
Maximum Write speed: 36.69 MB/s


The inferred results indicate that on the whole it is a good device both performance wise and the design on consideration. It is a good choice to buy if the storage capacity and performance both matter to you a lot.

Have you used the device? What is your view on it? Share it on comments.


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