Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 20:07
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High capacity USB flash drives have become as essential to many people as wrist watches so it's not really strange that we keep getting many emails and FB messages by a large number of our readers asking for more such reviews. We have stated quite a few times in the past that we also support having such reviews online since we believe that USB flash drives are not really getting the same attention as other storage media (these things cost money too right?). Unfortunately although prices have dropped significantly we've yet to see affordable 256GB/512GB models and from what we can tell it may actually be quite a while until we do. Still since 64/128GB models are undoubtedly the most popular models right now in the market primarily because they combine respectable capacity at very tempting prices today we will be taking a look at the latest HyperX Fury 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive by Kingston.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America.
The Fury line of products by Kingston is the third line we've seen under the HyperX flag and is ment to be the entry level solution for gamers who simply can't afford the higher-end models but are still after good performance levels. To be more specific according to Kingston the HyperX Fury USB 3.0 flash drives can hit speeds of 90MB/s in read and 30MB/s in write so although certainly nothing impressive still they are quite good. Differences however also expand to the materials used so compared to the DataTraveler HyperX 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive which we tested over 3 years ago and featured a nice aluminum-rubber enclosure the Fury 64GB model features a rather simple and far less durable plastic enclosure. Needless to say that with most USB flash drives in the market featuring plastic enclosures this didn't come as a surprise to us (besides although made with hard plastic the enclosure is quite sturdy) especially since we all wanted to see how it performs.