When it comes to value, there are a few things to consider with this drive. First of all, this drive retails for $149, but is already available at $109.99 on Newegg. Considering that the Corsair drive costs about $57 on Newegg, the performance improvements and doubled capacity really do seem like a pretty reasonable price increase. Then, comparing it to the GoFlex Desk 4TB, which currently runs for $299 on Newegg you're looking at a drive with significantly less capacity but also costing about 1/3 the price. Overall, when we initially looked at the MSRP price of the drive we weren't too excited to talk about the value proposition of the drive, but because of Kingston's aggressive pricing post launch this drive really is a great value contender against its smaller, slower, and cheaper competitors.Conclusion
From our experiences with the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 64GB USB 3.0 drive, we can safely say that this drive deserves the HyperX naming. The drive has both the looks and performance to back up the HyperX name as well as coming in with pretty reasonable pricing which can make this drive attractive to many enthusiasts that don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a simple USB drive. Admittedly, though, this drive is not cheap but it is also extremely fast. If you want ultimate speed in an extremely compact size, this drive is definitely the right drive to buy. The only thing you have to consider is that your already have to have a pretty fast SSD in your system to properly make use of the insane sequential read/write speeds that this drive is capable of. As such, we probably wouldn't recommend this drive to anyone that doesn't have the latest and greatest SSD in their system as it would be a complete waste to get this drive for such a system.
Based on our findings and the completely ridiculous speeds on this drive, that which we have never seen the likes of on a USB drive before, we are obliged to grant the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 64GB USB 3.0 drive our Editor's Choice for Prosumer because you really have to be a Prosumer with the latest solid state technology to enjoy such a blazing fast product.
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