Kingston HyperX Savage 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen1 Review

Kingston Technology HyperX Savage 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen1 Review

Kingston Technology HyperX Savage 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen1 Review

 

Most people has a very throwaway approach to memory sticks, getting their memory sticks free at events or simply buying the cheapest available at the required capacity.  Most of us do not consider getting a faster memory stick, which is something that I find very strange given how often I find people complaining about how slow they are. 

Today we will be looking at the Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB memory stick, a memory stick which offers read speeds of 350MB/s and write speeds of 250MB/s, which is something that would have been impressive for an SSD only a few years ago. 

  

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What Kingston say that this USB memory stick is for is the transfer of 4K video and other large files, which is unsurprising given this USB memory sticks 128GB capacity.

Right now this stick is available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants, from between the price of £29.99 and £192.99 on Amazon UK, which is fairly cheap given the prices of such large USB drives a few years ago. The 128GB variant is currently selling for £55.70.  

I remember back in 2013 where a Kingston 512GB drive was £638, a drive which is actually slower than this one when tested.

 

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This USB drive itself has a very sturdy plastic construction with a nice red HyperX design in the center. This USB drive would very easily withstand being dropped or stepped on, and will not be damaged when sitting in your backpack or pocket.