Monday, August 1, 2011

Kingston Digital Ships SandForce-based HyperX SSD

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 / 510MB/s1.
•SandForce SF-2281 controller featuring SATA Rev 3.0 (6GB/s).
· Max 4KB random read/write of 95,000 / 70,000 IOPS2 (120GB).
· Premium Intel 25nm Compute NAND (P/E 5K).

Kingston HyperX SSD

Capacity and features
Street Pricing3,,,
(U.S. only)

120GB Stand-alone SSD
$ 269.99

120GB HyperX Bundle Kit
$ 284.99

240GB HyperX Stand-alone SSD
$ 519.99

240GB HyperX Bundle Kit
$ 539.99

* 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

1 Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system settings.
2 Based on “out-of-box performance with IOMeter08.
3 Limited time at launch.

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About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit or call 800-337-8410 .