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Kingston Technology, manufacturers of memory products, has announced the Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0 External Drive. The SuperSpeed USB certified Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0 drive is a fast and durable external USB 3.0 storage device. SuperSpeed USB is the specification delivering USB 3.0 transfer speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

The HyperX MAX 3.0 is designed for prosumers, computer enthusiasts or professionals who demand rapid file transfer to their PC with portability requirements. Moving or backing up HD video, RAW images or other large project files are examples that can take advantage of the extremely high-speed data transfers of the USB 3.0 interface.
 
Kingston’s HyperX MAX 3.0 has a read speed of up to 195 MB/s., and a write speed of up to 160MB/s., when paired with a USB 3.0 compatible device and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices. During internal testing done by Kingston, a 10 GB movie file was transferred in only 1 minute, 12 seconds to the Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0 from a USB 3.0 system. The transfer time increased to 5 minutes, 52 seconds when using a USB 2.0 port with the same test bed. 
 
“The Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0 Drive follows the tradition of Kingston’s HyperX enthusiast DRAM family providing users with premium quality and high performance,” said  Grant Rau, business development manager for Kingston South Africa. “ In addition to portability and speed, users will be pleased with the durability of this drive. Its Flash memory-based architecture is designed for the rigors of mobile use.”
 
The Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0 is available in 64 GB (R1800 incl VAT), 128 GB (R3800) and 256 GB (R8300) capacities and has started shipping via Kingston’s authorised channel of distributors, resellers, e-tailers and retailers. It comes with a three-year warranty and is backed by Kingston’s 24/7 service and support.
 

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