Kingston Releases HyperX 3K Solid-State Drive


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Kingston has just announced a new SSD, the HyperX 3K that features read speeds up to 555MB/s and write speeds up to 510MB/s. It utilizes a Sandforce SF-2281 controller  and the SATA3 interface for decent speeds surely. It will be available in 90, 120, 240 and 480 GB capacities. Pricing will start at $140 and go all the way up to $710.

 

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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 the HyperX® 3K SSD, a high-performance, lower priced solid-state drive enabling users to experience ultra-responsive gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power. Powered by the second-generation SandForce® SF-2281 processor and based on SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface, Kingston® HyperX 3K SSD is the ideal high-performance upgrade solution for budget-minded gamers, enthusiasts, multitaskers, overclockers and system builders.

“We are thrilled to offer an SSD that combines HyperX performance and Kingston quality at a lower price.”

HyperX 3K SSD loads games and applications faster, increases frames-per-second for an improved gaming experience and allows for quick transfers and edits of large media files. It has incredible sequential read/write throughputs of 555/510MB/s and max random R/W IOPS of 85k/74k. HyperX 3K SSD features SandForce DuraClass™ technology to provide best in class endurance, and to maximize life span and durability under the most intensive environments.

“Kingston is devoted to offering the best upgrade solution for every market segment. The new Kingston HyperX 3K SSD is specifically designed to meet the needs of budget-minded gamers, PC enthusiasts and A/V professionals looking for powerful upgrades,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “We are thrilled to offer an SSD that combines HyperX performance and Kingston quality at a lower price.”

Shipping in 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities, HyperX 3K SSD comes in a sleek black and aluminum case design, accentuating the look of any power user’s system. It is available as either a stand-alone drive or in an upgrade kit to make installation easy and quick. HyperX 3K SSD is backed by a three-year warranty and free technical support. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com.

A video of the HyperX 3K SSD can be found here.

Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Features & Specifications:

Form factor: 2.5"

Controller: SandForce SF-2281

Components: MLC NAND (3k P/E Cycles)

Interface: SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev 2.0 (3Gb/s)

Capacities1: 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB

Sequential Read/Write (SATA Rev. 3.0)2:
90GB – 555/510MB/s
120GB – 555/510MB/s
240GB – 555/510MB/s
480GB – 540/450MB/s

Sustained 4KB Random Read/Write3:
90GB – 20,000/50,000 IOPS
120GB – 20,000/60,000 IOPS
240GB – 40,000/57,000 IOPS
480GB – 60,000/45,000 IOPS

Max 4KB Random Read/Write3:
90GB – 85,000/74,000 IOPS
120GB – 85,000/73,000 IOPS
240GB – 86,000/60,000 IOPS
480GB – 75,000/48,000 IOPS

Dimension: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm

Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and Garbage Collection

Shock Resistance: 1500G

Storage Temperatures: -40° C to 85° C

Operating Temperatures: 0°C to 70°C

Vibration Operating: 2.17G

Vibration Non-operating: 20G

MTBF: 1,000,000 Hrs

PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score4:
90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB: 60,000

Power Consumption:
0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.58 W (TYP) Read / 2.11 W (TYP) Write

Warranty/Support: Three-year warranty with free technical support

1 Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.

2 Based on “out-of-box performance” with ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.41. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.

3 Based on “out-of-box performance” with IOMeter 2008.

4 Test System: ASRock 67 Motherboard, Intel® Core™ i7 2600k 3.4GHz CPU, 8GB System Memory, NVIDIA GTX 460 Video Card, SSD tested as secondary drive with results based on “out-of-box” performance.

 

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