With cloud storage I would forgive you if you haven’t thought to much about USB thumb drives recently, I know I have for the most part only been using thumb drives in a few situations where I used to do all of my work directly off of one. The thing is there are situations where the cloud just doesn’t work. A good example of this is with large files but it also can be important when security is a concern and also for installing windows and device drivers. Because of that I have kept a Kingston DataTraveler HyperX drive around. I keep movies and TV shows on it and keep it with my laptop normally because the SSD on my laptop is limited in size. Recently though Kingston introduced a new USB drive in their HyperX brand, the HyperX Savage. They dropped the DataTraveler branding all together and they jumped up to USB 3.1. Today I’m going to take a look at it and find out how it compares to its older brother.

Product Name: HyperX Savage 128GB USB 3.1 Drive

Review Sample Provided by: Kingston

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE


Capacities 64GB, 128GB, 256GB

USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0):

128GB–256GB: 350MB/s read, 250MB/s write

64GB: 350MB/s Read, 180MB/s write

Dimensions: 76.3mm x 23.48mm x 12.17mm
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C
Storage Temperature

-20°C to 85°C

Backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0

Guaranteed five-year warranty with free technical support
Compatible with Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista® (SP2), Mac OS X v.10.8.x+, Linux v.2.6.x+, Chrome OS


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #37494 31 Dec 2015 19:27
Today I take a quick look at the new USB 3.1 Savage drive from HyperX

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