Kingston CES 2011 Announcements

Ok, instead of posting five different posts, I’ve got all the Kingston CES stuffs in one for you.  We’ve got USB 3.0, RAM and new, fast SD Cards as well.

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the SDHC UHS-I UltimateXX memory cards. The highest speed class available today, the UltimateXX meets standards set by the Secure Digital Association for next-level performance in SD card technology.

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Shipping later this month, Kingston’s UltimateXX memory cards are ideal for the serious photographer or videographer. Photographers will appreciate the ability to easily capture sequential shots that were once a challenge due to the speed limitations of memory. The UltimateXX also makes it easy to capture HD video. The performance of SDHC UHS-I memory card is optimized when paired with a UHS-I device, although the card is backwards compatible with Class 4, 6 and 10 equipment.

“Kingston is pleased to be one of the first manufacturers to offer SDHC UHS-I memory cards to our customers,” said Mike Kuppinger, Flash card product manager, Kingston®. “Being a member of the SD Association enhances our ability to bring new technology to market. As the devices that support SDHC UHS-I become prevalent, our UltimateXX cards are at the ready.” 

Kingston’s UltimateXX line meets the SD Association standards for the UHS-I speed class with speeds up to 60MB/sec. read and 35MB/sec. write. At this performance level, the write speed of SDHC UHS-I memory cards is more than three times as fast as SDHC Class 10 cards. The UltimateXX product line will offer capacities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. 

Kingston SDHC UHS-1 UltimateXX Features and Specifications:

· Performance: 233x – up to 60MB/sec. read, and 35MB/sec. write

· Fast: ultra high-speed bus I (UHS-I)

· Compliant: with the SD Card Association specification version 3.01

· Secure: built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss

· Compatible: with SDHC and SDXC host devices, not compatible with standard SD-enabled devices/readers

· Reliable: lifetime warranty

· Simple: as easy as plug-and-play

· Capacities*:  8GB, 16GB, 32GB

· Dimensions: 0.94" x 1.25" x 0.08" (24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm)

· Weight: 0.09oz (2.5g)

· Storage Temperatures: -40° F to 185° F (-40° C to 85° C)

· Operating Temperatures: -13° F to 185° F (-25° C to 85° C)

· Voltage: 3.3V

· File Format: FAT32

* Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Guide at kingston.com/flash_memory_guide.

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Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of HyperX® Genesis Special Edition Grey. The high-performance dual-channel memory kits are engineered to complement the new motherboards featuring the Intel® P67 Sandy Bridge platform as well as existing P55-based systems.

“The modern design and look accentuates the new black and grey P67 motherboards just reaching the market,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston®. “With performance memory frequency initially at 2133MHz and 1600MHz, these new additions to the family of HyperX products meet the demands of everyone from the enthusiast vying for the fastest benchmark score to the weekend gamer.”

HyperX Genesis Special Edition Grey is available in DDR3 2133- and 1600MHz 4GB kits. Kingston HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support.

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Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it has released new videos in the widely popular SSD Destructo series. The videos will debut during International CES 2011 on Kingston’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/kingstonssdnow.

            The new SSD Destructo videos were created using winning ideas from the SSD Destructo II Challenge contest held by Kingston in late 2010. The contest awarded $6,000 in cash prizes plus Kingston memory products. Kyle Broulette of Tacoma, Wash., was awarded first place, whose idea made Kingston SSDs the targets of paint ball guns. Kingston will unveil additional videos in the coming months. For a complete list of challenge winners go to www.kingston.com/ssd/destructo/.

 

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Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, is boosting support for USB 3.0 in 2011 by revealing its roadmap at International CES 2011. Kingston® will develop a comprehensive suite of USB 3.0 Flash drive solutions to meet the needs of users of all levels as the technology becomes more widely accepted.

            “We have already seen the successful adoption of our DataTraveler® Ultimate 3.0 and HyperX® MAX 3.0 External drive amongst early adopters demanding faster data transfer rates in portable form factors,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash drive business manager, Kingston. “As USB 3.0 technology grows and more platforms and computers support the USB 3.0 standard, we recognize the need to develop different solutions to address various target markets and help drive adoption.”

For enthusiasts and power users, Kingston will release its fastest USB 3.0 drive to date. The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 will serve as the flagship model and be part of the HyperXperience™ line, a family of high-performance Kingston Flash products that will include SSDs, USBs and cards, to complement HyperX enthusiast memory modules.

In September 2010, Kingston released the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 (DTU30), its first USB 3.0 Flash drive using a SATA bridge chip to attain high data transfer rates. As single-chip controllers become available, Kingston will release a second generation of the DTU30, available in 16-, 32- and 64GB capacities. Single-chip controllers allow for better USB 3.0 compatibility and speed. Users will benefit from increased performance and lower costs in the next generation DTU30.

            As more PCs ship with USB 3.0 capability later this year, particularly in late Q2/early Q3, Kingston will also launch an entry-level Flash drive to go with these systems. It will be aimed squarely at consumers with a lower capacity and price point to help drive mainstream adoption.

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Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its 8GB 2133MHz HyperX® memory kits have achieved Intel XMP certification for the P67 Sandy Bridge platform. The HyperX T1 kits of four (Kingston® part #: KHX2133C9AD3T1FK4/8GX) are the world’s first 8GB memory kits to be validated. Intel has posted the XMP certification results at: http://www.intel.com/consumer/game/extreme-memory.htm

            “The new 8GB HyperX memory kits were designed to push the memory boundaries of the new P67 motherboards in both speed and capacity,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. “Our 2133MHz T1 modules featuring the signature tall heatspreaders passed the rigorous testing requirements both in-house and at Intel to achieve XMP certification. This is the perfect kit for enthusiasts who want to maximize performance from the new Sandy Bridge platform.”

            Kingston first subjected the new kits to extensive testing on the Asus P8P67 PRO and Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4 motherboards in its own labs. After testing to great success, modules were then sent to Intel for validation.

            Shipping immediately, the 2133MHz 8GB kits of four have a suggested price of $299.99 (U.S. MSRP). Kingston HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support.

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For more detailed information, visit www.kingston.com.

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