Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 128GB USB 3 SSD (Toshiba HG2) Review
Introduction and Internals
Today we'll take a look at the Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 USB External SSD.
Announced yesterday, this unit is meant for those who desire speedy external storage at capacities and speeds higher than those obtainable from simple thumb drives.
The access / power LED is located near the USB 3.0 port, on top face of the drive enclosure, and lights green when in use.
Cracking open the housing we discover it is actually to halves, and is of cast aluminum construction.
We also note a standard 2.5" SATA SSD coupled to a USB 3.0 interface board.
Here we see the Toshiba HG2 controller (center), driving 128GB of 43nm Toshiba flash memory (right).
A Micron 128MB DDR module performs caching duties (left).
A Genesys Logic GL3310 SATA to USB 3.0 bridge controllerhandles the interfacing.
Everything laid out, ifixit style.