The Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 128GB USB 3 SSD is the first of its kind that we have tested and we are thoroughly impressed. Its internal PCB is based on that of Kingstons own SSDNow V+100 SSD which has had a great deal of success and its specs fall just below the V+100 which is a given as we have the USB 3 bridge to consider in this footprint. Given the speed shown here, durability and Kingstons 3 year warranty, it is a natural that we would throw our recommendation in as this is a definite asset to anyone seeking external storage and needing the added benefits of their datas safety and security.
In any case, we have to consider the cost difference as this is no ordinary solid state drive. It has the added USB3 daughterboard as well as shock resistant metal casing to hold it all in place.
Gone are the days where we had any concern whatsoever after inadvertently dropping an external hard drive and wondering if we could salvage anything within.
Last but not least, we once again wanted to re-iterate just how solid this product is. Although very thin and compact, it simply feels as though it is a solid piece of metal. Without removing the rubber feet, one would almost believe this is a ‘uni-body’ design and their was no access to the circuit board itself.
As coincidence may have it, this review is being completed just short of a several thousand mile motorcycle trip down south, one in which always includes the laptop. Would I now class the HyperX as a ‘must have’ in the few items that accompany me for the trip? Definitely!
Pg1 – Introduction
Pg3 – AS SSD & PCMark Vantage
Pg4 – HDTune Pro
Pg5 – Conclusions