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.