Kingston Digital Ships SandForce-based HyperX SSD

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Fast SSD, that’s always nice to have. The HyperX line of anything from Kingston is always good so I expect their new Sandforce SSD to be no exception to that.


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 / 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).



*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

1Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system settings.

2Based on “out-of-box performance with IOMeter08.

3Limited time at launch.


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