The first observation on the HyperX was the weight of the drive at 54 grams,  this was lighter than expected with the Kingston logo on the unit, the 3-year warranty was clearly displayed on the packaging. The unit came with 2 cables allowing connection to a variety of devices, gaming or Windows and Mac, the Memory Storage Capacity came as 480 GB.  The box highlighted the 3D NAND technology to deliver SSD speeds more reliably which is a fundamental requirement for speed of data.


  • Lightning-quick transfer speeds
  • Simple connectivity for Windows and Mac
  • Compatible with XBOX One and PS4 via USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Light, portable, and compact
  • Load console games up to 20% faster
  • Item Weight 54 grams
  • Memory Storage Capacity 480 GB
  • Read Speed 500 MB per second
  • Sequential Read/Write up to 500/480MB/s

Setup and use:

The setup was minimal, plug the cable into the device and the unit worked there were no major software downloads or configuration setups on devices.

The speed was remarkable faster than standard USB drives used in the past (manufactures claim Slash load times with a drive that’s up to 20% faster than today’s game systems¹.) A test carried out to copy 20 Gb of data from a device to this Solid-State Drive and another, drive about 6 months old show a remarkable difference in copy time.

3D NAND (Techie bit)

3D NAND flash is a type of flash memory in which the memory cells are stacked vertically in multiple layers. Flash manufacturers developed 3D NAND to address challenges they encountered in scaling 2D/planar NAND technology to achieve higher densities at a lower cost per bit. The technology allows applications to load faster and files quicker. This technology provides longer battery life and much cooler, quieter computing.



We also recommend using a known brand from a recognised supplied when getting any memory options, (much cheaper memory from unknown supplier often result in spurious quality and results) The use of this top technology in the 3D NAND technology is a must for gamers to increase speed which is compatible with the main gaming consoles and operating systems.  The weight is excellent allowing this to be carried around as required. The quality is highlighted in the Life expectancy of 1 million hours MTBF  ( Mean time between failures (MTBF) is the predicted elapsed time between inherent failures of a mechanical or electronic system, ) with a Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support.

This is the result of no moving parts within the device.  Overall nothing exciting with a portable Solid-State Drive but the upgrade in speed is great with Kingston’s Flash Memory (World’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products) to ensure quality and durability from a recognised brand. This is a bit more lavish than a  typical portable  hard drives but the speed and reliable is money well spent especially in the gaming areas,

BUY  Price:     £94.49


By brendanlahert

20 years’ experience in the commercial technical industry. Interested in technology. Certified ITIL v3 Service Management, Project Management Prince 2, Six Sigma.