With the plethora of SSDs that have arrived on the market we have learned that flash based storage with a properly implemented controller is incredibly fast.  That is important now that we have a portable connector that can sustain transfer speeds high enough that a fast drive is necessary.  USB 3.0 is pushing portable USB drive makers to implement faster drives, an example of which is the 128GB Kingston HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD

The Tech Report compared it to Super Talent’s RAIDDrive and found it much faster on writes and a little faster on reads.

“USB 3.0 is the most sorely needed peripheral interface upgrade in recent memory. Cheap notebook drives can make good use of the extra bandwidth, and solid-state drives are even faster. Today, we’re taking a quick look at Kingston’s HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD.”

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