HyperMAX 3.0

Macworld Australia Staff
9 March, 2012
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HyperMAX 3.0

Kingston, www.kingston.com


Good performance



$205 (64GB)


On the face of it, the Kingston HyperMAX seems to tick many boxes: It’s light, small, uses an SSD rather than spinning drive and offers a fast interface – albeit USB 3. However, our experience was less than perfect.

When we connected our 64GB HyperMAX test unit to a new MacBook Pro it didn’t appear in Finder or under Disk Utility. It appeared on a MacBook Air and iMac, but we still had no success with the MacBook Pro even after reformatting it in a Mac-friendly format.

Performance on the other systems was solid with performance about 20 percent faster than spinning drives but significantly slower than Thunderbolt devices.

Macworld Australia’s buying advice.

HyperMAX has a lot of potential but the reliability issues make us wary.

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