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Kingston Technology Introduces Limited Edition Na'Vi-branded Products

Kingston Technology Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a series of Na'Vi branded products , developed in collaboration with the world's multiple champion eSports club Natus Vincere. The long and productive partnership of Kingston and Na'Vi has helped to create a series of bright & stylish branded products. Having won seven world championships and more than 2.5 million dollars in prize money, unlike anyone else, the professional players of Natus Vincere team, know which technical resources are necessary in order to become a champion.

The Na'Vi branded limited edition products are primarily aimed at gamers and enthusiasts, who require high performance and reliability, as well as all fans of Na'Vi and eSports, who want to own this unique product to show their support. The Na'Vi Limited Edition collection includes the SSD drives based on the high performance, award winning HyperX 3K model, available with a capacity of 120 GB or 240 GB, as well as top quality HyperX Genesis memory module kits.

Kingston HyperX Announces a Global Sponsorship of Intel Extreme Masters Season 8

Kingston Technology Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced, it is taking its support of eSports to the next level as the newest global sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Season 8. Kingston HyperX will join Intel Extreme Masters on tour in New York, Singapore, Sao Paulo and at the World Finals in Poland. During the tour, HyperX memory modules will be used globally in over 120 elite pro gaming tournament systems to provide cutting-edge performance for the world's best gamers.

Kingston kicked off its sponsorship at the just-completed ChinaJoy World Mobile Game Conference in Shanghai, China. Continuing throughout the tour, Kingston will give away products including HyperX memory, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives and more online and through social media. Celebrating its 10th anniversary year, HyperX is the high-performance line of Kingston products encompassing memory modules, SSDs and USB Flash drives.

First Pre-built Desktop with AMD FX-9590 Begins Rolling Out

Despite its $900-ish retail presence, AMD's 5 GHz eight-core processor, the FX-9590, was designed to be an OEM part, where OEMs could deploy the right motherboard and cooling solution for the 220W TDP chip. One of the first OEMs to [dare to] come out with one such contraption is Japan's Mouse Computer. The company's G-Tune Masterpiece a1500BA1 desktop includes an AMD FX-9590 processor, and Radeon HD 8990 (re-branded HD 7990 "Malta") graphics card as standard equipment.

The Masterpiece a1500BA1 uses a Cooler Master Seidon 120XL to tame the 220W AMD FX-9590, and an unannounced MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 motherboard to seat it. Other components include Kingston HyperX DDR3-1866 MHz 16 GB dual-channel memory, Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB SSD, an additional 3 TB HDD, a Blu-ray writer, and an unknown 1200W 80 Plus Gold-certified PSU. Windows 8 64-bit comes pre-installed. Based on the 32 nm "Vishera" silicon, AMD FX-9590 is an eight-core processor in the AM3+ package, with 4.80 GHz nominal and 5.00 GHz TurboCore frequency. The 5.00 GHz Turbo state spools up for all eight cores. Backed by a 1-year warranty (besides individual component warranties), the Masterpiece a1500BA1 is priced at a staggering 449,800 JPY (US $4,500).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Kingston Technology Ships Memory Solutions for Growing Microserver Market

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping server memory solutions for microservers, a new and growing segment of the server market. Kingston has both 1.35v low-voltage ECC SO-DIMMs and unregistered DIMMs in 1600MHz and 1333MHz frequencies to support both x86 or ARM-based processors and system-on -chip (SoC) designs.

Microservers are quickly gaining in popularity as companies seek powerful, yet more energy- and physical-space efficient solutions that serve specific data center needs or cloud applications. Examples include web and cloud hosting, and big data where terabytes or petabytes of information sets are analyzed per second. Kingston's low-voltage, high-performing microserver memory modules are the perfect match to help accomplish these tasks.

Kingston Announces SSDNow KC300

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the latest addition to its SSDNow family, the KC300 solid-state drive. KC300 enables business, mobile and power users to be more productive as the drive maximizes power efficiencies in notebook PCs. KC300 provides advanced power management via an LSI SandForce second-generation SF-2281 processor, allowing users to do more from a single charge.

KC300 is the next-generation business drive, replacing the Kingston V+200 and KC100 SSDs. The drive features enterprise-grade SMART attributes, allowing IT departments to monitor wear range data, SSD life left, write amplification and total bytes written. KC300 comes equipped with Data Integrity Protection featuring DuraWrite technology to extend the life of the SSD by effectively and efficiently reducing the number of Flash writes via an intelligent compression engine without sacrificing data integrity. RAISE reduces the number of uncorrectable errors in the drive, over and above standard error code correction.

Kingston Technology Ships HyperX Memory Kits with Black PCB

Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, continues to celebrate its 10th HyperX anniversary by announcing all-new black printed circuit boards (PCB) on two of its product lines. Kingston's high-performance HyperX Beast and entry-level enthusiast 'black' lines will incorporate black PCB under the signature heatspreader designs.

HyperX Beast, a part of the Predator family, matches large capacity with ultra-fast frequencies. Now featuring black PCB, HyperX Beast is available in various dual- and quad-channel kits in capacities from 8GB to 64GB and speeds up to an ultra-fast 2400MHz. It is perfect for hardcore gamers, PC modders, content creators and overclockers. The 2133 MHz, 64GB and 2400 MHz, 32GB Beast memory are the fastest and highest capacity certified Intel XMP-ready kits on the market.

Kingston Unveils HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition Memory

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, continues to celebrate its 10th HyperX anniversary with two announcements at 2013 International CES: the launch of the Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition Memory and the finale of the HyperX 10th Anniversary StarCraft II Tournament.

With its elegant silver heatspreader, the new high performance Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition Memory complements the latest PC hardware and takes on serious workloads or the most intensive games. It is perfect for gamers, enthusiasts, overclockers and PC modders. With its low profile, HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition Memory fits under oversized CPU coolers and offers enhanced thermal dissipation for long-term reliability. The Intel XMP ready memory easily achieves best performance optimization by simply selecting a speed profile in BIOS ― with no need for manual adjustments.

Kingston Also Introduces the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 Flash Drive

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 USB 3.0 Flash drive. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is redesigned with a sleek and slim new case and features fast transfer speeds for moving high resolution images, music libraries and HD video files.

Kingston's DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is ideal for consumers, IT professionals and enthusiasts who want to take advantage of all the performance improvements offered by USB 3.0 technology. DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 features read speeds up to 150 MB/s and write speeds up to 70 MB/s. When plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the drive has read speeds up to 30 MB/s and write speeds up to 20 MB/s. It is available in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities.

Kingston Ships the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 Flash Drive

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 USB Flash drive. DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is the world's largest-capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive as it will be available in a 1 TB capacity later in Q1. It is shipping now in 512 GB capacity.

DT HyperX Predator 3.0 is the fastest USB 3.0 Flash drive in the Kingston family, with speeds of up to 240 MB/s read and 160 MB/s write. It has also achieved SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification.

QNAP Expands its Turbo NAS Compatibility List with New HDDs

QNAP Systems, Inc. announced today a major expansion of the number of compatible peripherals available for its Turbo NAS products. The major additions include ten 3.5-inch internal SATA hard drives and a Kingston 2.5-inch internal SATA hard drive.
The newly compatible 3.5" internal SATA hard drives:
  • Seagate - ST2000DM001 (2TB), ST2000NC000 (2TB), ST1000NC000 (1TB), ST3000NM0033 (Constellation ES.3) (3TB), ST2000NM0033 (Constellation ES.3) (2TB), ST1000NM0033 (Constellation ES.3) (1TB), ST500DM002 (500GB)
  • Western Digital - WD4000FYYZ (4TB), WD3000FYYZ (3TB), WD2000FYYZ (2TB)
  • The newly compatible 2.5" internal SATA hard drive:
  • Kingston - SSDNow E100 (100GB)

Kingston Digital Ships 128 GB Wi-Drive for More Sharing and Storage

Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new 128 GB capacity addition for the Wi-Drive product line.

The 128 GB Wi-Drive allows even more sharing on Wi-Fi enabled devices and is a perfect addition to the existing 32 GB and 64 GB capacities. With integrated Wi-Fi and four hours of battery life, Kingston Wi-Drive offers easy file sharing and pocket-sized portable storage for Wi-Fi enabled devices such as Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android devices, Kindle Fire and more.

Kingston Working on New Wireless Storage Expansion Gadgets

Kingston announced that it will enter Vegas next year all guns blazing, at the 2013 CES, held in January. The company plans to showcase new lines of SSDNow- and HyperX-branded SSDs, and PC memory, in addition to new "wireless storage expansion gadgets." In all likelihood, these are additions to Wi-Drive line of wireless SSDs. At its booth, Kingston will also be exhibiting StarCraft II finals, running live product demos, and let visitors meet its design team. CES 2012 starts in the week of 6th January.

Kingston Intros Data Traveller GE9 Line of 24ct Gold-Plated USB Flash Drives

Kingston unveiled the Data Traveller GE9 line of USB 2.0 flash drives, characterized by 24-carat gold-plated bodies. Available in conventional capacities of 8 GB and 16 GB, the drives are tested to provide up to 20 MB/s of transfer rates. The 16 GB variant was tested by Expreview to push bits around at 19.15 MB/s (sequential reads) and 5.14 MB/s (sequential writes). The 8 and 16 GB variants are priced at the equivalent of $8 and $14.

Source: Expreview

Kingston Digital Ships Next-Gen SSDNow V Series

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping the next generation of its most cost-effective SSDNow V Series solid-state drive. The Kingston SSDNow V300 is a powerful upgrade solution for cost-conscious consumers looking to upgrade their existing desktop or notebook PC.

The new SSDNow V300 is 10x faster than a 7200 RPM hard-disk drive†. It is powered by an LSI SandForce Flash Storage Processor (FSP) solution customized for Kingston, and optimized for industry-leading 19 nm NAND Flash memory to deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 450 MB/s. Using best-in-class components, SSDNow V300 combines quality, performance and affordability for first-time SSD users or anyone looking to upgrade an existing system.

The Official IPL PC is Available Now from ORIGIN PC

ORIGIN PC announced today its full support for the IGN Pro League (IPL), the competitive video game league presented by IGN Entertainment. ORIGIN PC will power the league's next highly-anticipated event, IPL 5, with "The Official IPL PC." Taking place November 29th to December 2nd at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, IPL 5 will bring together the best professional gamers from around the world compete to for $300,000 in prizes playing three popular titles: League of Legends, Starcraft II and Shoot Mania Storm.

"Like with any sport, we want to enable the best possible playing experience, and to do that we want to outfit our pros with the best possible equipment," sible equipment," said David Ting, founder of the IGN Pro League. "ORIGIN PC's state-of-the-art machines will help players perform at the top of their game. We're thrilled to have them on board as a partner that will help raise the bar on the level of play at IPL 5."

Kingston Releases HyperX Beast Enthusiast PC Memory

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX Beast, the latest addition to the HyperX product line. It matches high performance with the largest available capacities and is XMP ready. With its eye-catching aggressive heatspreader design, HyperX Beast is aimed at hardcore gamers, PC modders, content creators and overclockers who want high-performing hardware in an innovative design.

HyperX Beast is part of the Predator family, the premiere memory line offered by Kingston for power users. HyperX Beast features kits up to 2400MHz for faster processing times in applications requiring maximum performance, and is available in capacities from 8GB-64GB. The new heatspreader color and design adds diversity and character to the current HyperX memory offerings. It is designed to work with third-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors as well as the latest AMD A-Series processors. For added benefit, HyperX Beast is Intel XMP ready so users can easily achieve the best performance optimization by simply selecting a speed profile, hand-tuned by Kingston engineers.

Kingston Releases 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 Memory Card

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new 64 GB Kingston microSDXC Class 10 memory card. In the current age of smartphones and tablets, the need for more mobile data storage has become more important than ever. The Kingston microSDXC Class 10 card significantly improves consumer's digital lifestyle by delivering higher storage speeds and capacities they need to get the most out of their electronic and mobile devices.

Available in 64 GB capacity, microSDXC cards offer additional storage for more music, videos, pictures and games — more of everything the consumer needs in today's mobile world. Fully compliant with the latest SD Association specification, Kingston's micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (microSDXC) card operates on the exFAT file system, which is designed to handle extremely large volumes of data, such as files bigger than 4 GB.

Kingston Technology Celebrates 25 Years as the Leading Third-party Memory Maker

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announces that tomorrow marks 25 years in the business as the largest third-party manufacturer of computer and device memory. Kingston was founded on October 17, 1987 by CEO and co-founder John Tu, and COO and co-founder David Sun.

The entrepreneurial spirit of both owners and the success of the company have been recognized globally through the years. Kingston’s core tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity have created an exemplary corporate culture; one that guides its relationships with customers, partners and vendors, and to which Kingston owes its success.

Kingston Technology to Preview Upcoming Low-voltage HyperX SO-DIMMs at AMD Fan Day

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will give a sneak peek of its upcoming HyperX LoVo low voltage SO-DIMMs at AMD Fan Day on Saturday, October 6, in Austin, Texas. HyperX LoVo SO-DIMMs are designed for notebook users looking to boost system performance as they auto-overclock with no need to adjust system BIOS settings. They also allow systems to run cooler and quieter. The full specifications for HyperX LoVo SO-DIMMs will be announced when they ship later this month.

“AMD Fan Day is all about making direct connections between AMD, our high-performance partners like Kingston, and the enthusiast community that inspires us in the design of each new generation of products,” said John Taylor, director of marketing, Client Products, AMD. “This event is an incredibly fun way to celebrate our fans while they get hands-on experiences with brand-new AMD A-Series APUs, AMD Radeon graphics and unreleased games.”

Kingston Releases SDXC Class 10 Value Card for Price-Conscious Consumers

Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new SDXC Class 10 memory card that is ideal for price-conscious consumers. The card captures full HD videos and high-resolution photos at an affordable price that will not break the budget.

Fully compliant with the latest SD Association specification, Kingston's Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Class 10 card operates on the exFAT file system, which is designed to handle extremely large volumes of data, such as files bigger than 4 GB. Available in 64 GB and 128 GB, these cards are an excellent choice to meet the storage demands of high-quality digital still and video cameras as well as other personal electronic devices that are SDXC compatible. Additionally, SDXC cards offer a speed "class" rating known as Class 101 that delivers a 10 MB/s minimum sustained transfer rate for optimum performance with SDXC-compatible devices.

Kingston Technology Hosts HyperX 10-Year Anniversary StarCraft II Tournament

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will host a free online StarCraft II tournament in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the HyperX product line. Since 2002, Kingston HyperX products have been the memory of choice for gamers, computer enthusiasts, overclockers and system builders. The tournament is a chance for Kingston to say thank you and host an event that gives back to its customers and fans.

Gamers from around the world will compete online with the goal of qualifying for the live finals in Las Vegas, NV. during International CES 2013 in January. In addition, eight invited pro gamers will be seeded into the top sixteen, and will battle it out to win one of four cash prizes totaling $15,000 and become the first-ever HyperX Champion.

Kingston Technology Makes HyperX red a Permanent Addition to Product Line

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX red memory as a permanent addition to the entry-level, high performance HyperX blu product line. The vibrant red colored heatspreaders allow greater heat dissipation to help maintain optimal system performance. HyperX red is for entry-level gamers, system builders, PC modders and mainstream consumers looking for stylish, high-performance memory upgrades at reasonable prices.

HyperX red is Intel XMP ready and is available in 8 GB kits and 4 GB single modules at 1600 MHz and 1333 MHz, in both 1.65v and 1.5v. With the ease of installation and HyperX reliability, these new modules meet the needs of consumers and gamers alike who seek higher performance via faster speeds and larger capacities.

Kingston Announces SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the SSDNow E100 SSD, the company’s new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD). The new drive enables enterprises to accommodate the performance demands required in support of big data and virtualization initiatives. The new Kingston E100 SSD achieves up to 10X improvements in endurance and reliability over client SSDs on existing hardware, while drastically reducing the physical footprint as significantly fewer SSDs are needed to handle the tasks of many traditional hard-disk drives (HDD).

The performance and processing requirements required in the rapid analysis of massive data sets and large collections of virtual systems have pushed many servers far beyond their breaking point. The next generation E100 SSD provides vastly higher IOPS compared to HDDs, dramatically reducing processing bottlenecks, computer latency and physical system limitations.

Kingston Technology Expands HyperX Memory Family

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of the new Kingston HyperX Predator. The new high-performance DRAM module complements the HyperX product range with the fastest speeds, lowest latencies and highest capacities. HyperX Predator is aimed at extreme enthusiasts and overclockers looking to push their systems to the maximum with the fastest speeds and highest performance hardware.

With its new heatspreader, HyperX Predator offers a more aggressive design, which accompanies the look and design of the latest PC hardware, and provides great heat dissipation to optimize memory reliability. The memory is Intel XMP certified and has been fully tested and validated on a top range of motherboards currently available on the market. End users can easily overclock their systems by simply selecting a profile in BIOS with no need for manual adjustments.

Kingston Digital Ships Next-generation Secure USB Flash Drive for Consumers

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the second-generation of its popular DataTraveler Locker+ secure USB Flash drive for consumers. The new, lower priced DataTraveler Locker+ G2 works interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows systems and all data is secured with hardware-based encryption.

Users simply setup a password upon first use for access and the drive is as simple as plug and play with no extra software or partitions needed. The DataTraveler Locker+ G2 also features a password manager that allows users to store names and passwords for up to 20 accounts. The stylish, durable metal casing also features a key loop for easy attachment to a backpack, briefcase or purse.
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