Kingston HyperX 3.0 64GB Flash Drive Review

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The Test System

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test
system that was used. All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows
7 Ultimate 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no
other software programs running.

Intel X79/LGA2011 Platform

Intel LGA2011 Test System
Intel LGA2011 Test System

The Intel X79 platform that we used to test the Kingston HyperX 3.0 64GB Flash Drive was running the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard with BIOS 0055 that came
out on 12/16/2011. The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz quad channel
memory kit was set to 1866MHz with 1.5v and 9-10-9-27 1T memory timings. The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD was run with  firmware version 2.15. The AMD Radeon graphics cards were tested with Catalyst 11.12 beta drivers.

The Intel X79 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core i7-3960X

Motherboard

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe

Memory

16GB Corsair 1866MHz

Video Card

Various

Solid-State Drive

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

Cooling

Intel RTS2011LC

Power Supply

Corsair HX850W

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

ASMedia XHCI Controller Driver Used:

ASMedia Driver

We always try to use the most recent USB 3.0 drivers as we have found them to be critical when it comes to the performance of drives. The most recent available from the ASUS website were ASMedia driver version 1.14.3.0 and those were used for performance testing.

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