Monday, April 16, 2012

Kingston Digital releases HyperX 3K Solid-State Drive

Press Release:

Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Kingston 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.

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 85,000/74,000 IOPS. 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 Audio/Visual professionals looking for powerful upgrades.” said Antoine Harb, Business Development Manager, MEA. “We are thrilled to offer a 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 aluminium 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

Images and a video of the Kingston HyperX 3K SSD are available online.


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   â€" 555/510MB/s
- 120GB â€" 555/510MB/s
- 240GB â€" 555/510MB/s
- 480GB â€" 540/450MB/s

Sustained 4KB Random Read/Write3:

- 90GB â€" 20,000/50,000 IOPS
- 120GB â€" 20,000/60,000 IOPS
- 240GB â€" 40,000/57,000 IOPS
- 480GB â€" 60,000/45,000 IOPS

Max 4KB Random Read/Write3:

- 90GB â€" 85,000/74,000 IOPS
- 120GB â€" 85,000/73,000 IOPS
- 240GB â€" 86,000/60,000 IOPS
-  480GB â€" 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

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