Kingston has added a USB drive to their HyperX lineup, the Savage flash drive which connects via USB 3.1, albeit not with the new Type-C connector. That standard theoretically allows faster transfers than the previous 3.0 standard, Kingston quotes 350MB/s read and 250MB/s write as the maximum speeds this drive is capable of. Overclocker's Club tested the 128GB model, there are also 64GB and 256GB models available. Their testing showed that the drive is capable of hitting those speeds in some scenarios and certainly performed faster than the Patriot drive they compared it against. The speed does come at a premium, the 128GB model is $130 on Amazon.
"After running the HyperX Savage USB 3.1 drive through the test suite, it's hard not to like this drive. The quote on Kingston's web site is a performance rating of up to 350MB/s read and 250MB/s write. In a couple of tests, it surely got there covering both ends of the rating. However, in some tests it struggled to reach the rated 250MB/s write rating. Overall though, this has to be the highest performing flash drive I have tested to date."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Toshiba Canvio Desk 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive Review @ NikKTech
- QNAP TS-451+ & QTS 4.2 @ techPowerUp
- Kingston HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe G2 480GB SSD Review @ NikKTech
- Crucial BX100 250 GiB SSD Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Crucial BX200 960GB @ eTeknix
The marketing copy says “The
The marketing copy says “The speedy USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (USB 3.0)” so maybe they meant USB Type-C Gen 1(with a USB 3.0 controller chip) and not “USB 3.1, albeit not with the new Type-C connector.” like you have miss-stated. Type-C is the plug and electrical standard from USB-IF, while the Gen 1 denotes to USB 3.0 controller that is paired with usually a Type-C plug! So it’s USB Type-C Gen 1, according to the USB-IF labeling guidance.
Leave it up to the Technology Press and marketing to not use the USB-IF’s labeling guidance! Just to confuse the consumer.
That photo may not be of the actual product, but marketing would not know that!
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