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Kingston Technology Launches DataTraveler HyperX

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London, UK-- (15th May, 2008)  -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is expanding its line of USB Flash drives with the introduction of the DataTraveler® HyperX® (DT HyperX) model. Designed for ultra-fast read/write speeds the DT HyperX is available in capacities up to 8GB and comes with an additional free 10 day World of Warcraft trial.

“Taking its cue from our HyperX line of industry-setting high-speed memory modules for gamers, enthusiasts and overclockers, the DataTraveler HyperX offers exceptionally fast read and write speeds,” said Kirsty Miller, European Flash Product Marketing Manager, Kingston Technology. “Featuring a capless design, with a metallic blue case and black grips for easy handling, the DataTraveler HyperX is a sleek and durable solution for any enthusiasts’ rig.”

The DT HyperX has data transfer rates of 30MB/sec. read and 20MB/sec. write, offering consumers a powerful, portable Flash storage solution. Designed to run on any Windows platform but specifically enhanced for Windows® ReadyBoost™ on Vista™ based systems, users can expect to quickly and easily transfer photos, videos, music and data to their desktop, notebook or a fellow enthusiast’s system.

The DataTraveler HyperX is backed by a five-year warranty and 24/7 technical support.

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB Drive

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP (excl. VAT)


2GB HyperX USB Drive



4GB HyperX USB Drive



8GB HyperX USB Drive










Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB Drive Features and Specifications:

  • Capacities1: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
  • Dimensions: 2.76″ x 0.88″ x 0.44″ (70.0mm x 22.4mm x 11.3mm)
  • Speed Rating2: data transfer rates of 30MB/sec. read and 20MB/sec. write
  • Enhanced3: for Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems
  • Compatible Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP (SP1 and SP2), Mac OS (10.2x and higher), Linux (2.6 and higher)
  • Operating Temperature: 32º F to 140 º F (0 º C to 60 º C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4º F to 185º F (-20º C – 85º C)
  • Easy: plug and play
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty

1 Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information please consult the Kingston Flash memory guide at:
2 Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.
3 USB 2.0 required for ReadyBoost.

For more detailed information visit the Kingston Web site at: