Kingston Releases HyperX 3K Solid-State Drive

  • HyperX Performance at Lower Price
  • Ideal for Budget-minded Enthusiasts, Gamers, Multitaskers
  • HyperX Upgrade Kit for Easy Installation

SSD HyperX 3KFountain Valley, CA -- April 10, 2012 -- 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.

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, SandForce DuraWrite™ technology 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
Kingston HyperX 3K Solid-State Drives
Part NumberCapacity and Features
SH103S3/90G90GB Stand-alone SSD
SH103S3/120G120GB Stand-alone SSD
SH103S3/240G240GB Stand-alone SSD
SH103S3/480G480GB Stand-alone SSD
SH103S3B/90G90GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit
SH103S3B/120G120GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit
SH103S3B/240G240GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit
SH103S3B/480G480GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit

Kingston can be found on:
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/kingstonhyperx
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/kingstonhq
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/kingston

 

About Kingston Technology Company, 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 kingston.com

Editor's Note:

For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room at kingston.com/company/press/

Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

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