Kingston Technology Company, Inc.,this week announced it is expanding its line of USB Flash drives with the introduction of the DataTraveler HyperX (DT HyperX) model. Designed for ultra-fast read/write speeds and lower price points, the DT HyperX drive is available in capacities up to 8GB.

“Taking its cue from our HyperX line of industry-setting high-speed memory modules for gamers, enthusiasts and overclockers, the DataTraveler HyperX offers exceptionally fast read and write speeds,” said Vaughan Nankivell Regional Manager – Australia and New Zealand for Kingston Technology.

The DT HyperX has data transfer rates of 30MB/sec. read and 20MB/sec. write, offering consumers a powerful, portable Flash storage solution. Designed to run on any Windows platform but specifically enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost on Vistaâ„¢ based systems, users can expect to quickly and easily transfer photos, videos, music and data to their desktop, notebook or a fellow enthusiast’s system. The new Data Traveler HyperX is backed by a five-year warranty and free technical support.

Features and specifications

  • Capacities: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
  • Dimensions: 70.0mm x 22.4mm x 11.3 mm
  • Speed Rating: data transfer rates of 30MB/sec. read and 20MB/sec. write
  • Enhanced: for Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems
  • Compatible operating systems: Windows Vista, Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP (SP1 and SP2), Mac OS (10.2x and higher), Linux (2.6 and higher)
  • Operating temperature: 32º F to 140 º F (0 º C to 60 º C)
  • Storage temperature: -4º F to 185º F (-20º C – 85º C)
  • Easy: plug and play
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty


The 2GB model has an RRP of $86, the 4GB is $156, and the 8GB is $309.

Source: Kingston Technology