Monday, August 1st 2011

Kingston Digital Ships SandForce-based HyperX SSD

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 HyperX SSD, its first SATA Rev. 3.0 6Gb/s solid-state drive. The Kingston HyperX SSD features the latest SandForce controller and is designed for enthusiasts, gamers and performance users.

Kingston HyperX SSD highlights include:
  • 120GB and 240GB capacities. Ships as a standalone SSD (includes HyperX branded 2.5" to 3.5" desktop mounting plate); or as a bundle with the HyperX Upgrade Kit for easy installation (includes Acronis True Image HD migration software, desktop mounting plate, external drive bay, multi-head screwdriver, SATA data cable.
  • Incredible sequential read/write throughputs of 555/510 MB/s.
  • SandForce SF-2281 controller featuring SATA Rev 3.0 (6GB/s).
  • Max 4KB random read/write of 95,000 / 70,000 IOPS (120GB).
  • Premium Intel 25nm Compute NAND (P/E 5K).
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7 Comments on Kingston Digital Ships SandForce-based HyperX SSD

#1
cheesy999
i want it because it looks nice
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#2
TheLostSwede
Why is the bundle kit $5 more for the 240GB model?
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#3
Hotobu
TheLostSwede said:
Why is the bundle kit $5 more for the 240GB model?
Dunno price gouging? Maybe it's got something to do with the pen in the video.

Still though it's pretty nice to see Kingston jump into the fray.

edit: On Newegg it's a $15 difference. I'd hope there's some significant difference as opposed to "you're willing to pay $500 for a drive so..."
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#4
[H]@RD5TUFF
Love the looks of it and the pricing is pretty good IMO.
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#5
erixx
Designed to match with your ASUS P5D55 series motherboard! LOL
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#6
xBruce88x
Hotobu said:
Dunno price gouging? Maybe it's got something to do with the pen in the video.

Still though it's pretty nice to see Kingston jump into the fray.

edit: On Newegg it's a $15 difference. I'd hope there's some significant difference as opposed to "you're willing to pay $500 for a drive so..."
Im guessing the extra is for the acronis software and screwdriver. Oh and sata cable
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Hotobu
xBruce88x said:
Im guessing the extra is for the acronis software and screwdriver. Oh and sata cable
That's not what we're talking about. We're talking about the difference of the difference. i.e. why the kit for the 240 is more than the kit for the 120 when they apparently come with the same thing.
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