Storage & NASKingston Digital Starts Shipping HyperX SSD Drive

Kingston Digital Starts Shipping HyperX SSD Drive


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Back in June we told you that Kingston Digital had announced their first SandForce-based SSD. Today it started shipping.


Kingston Digital Starts Shipping its Fastest SSD!

Kingston SandForce based HyperX SSD range with fully qualified, mass-production level firmware and hardware shipping now
  • Shipping in 120GB and 240GB capacities.
  • Based on SandForce SF-2281 controller featuring SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s).
  • Incredible sequential read/write throughputs of 555/510MB/s.
  • Max 4KB random read95,000 IOPS (both capacities).
  • SandForce DuraClass™ Technology to provide best in class endurance.
  • Coming as a standalone part or as a bundle with the HyperX Upgrade Kit for easy installation.

Sunbury-on-Thames – August 02, 2011 — Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Kingston HyperX SSD, its first SATA Rev. 3.0 6Gb/s based SSD (Solid-State Drive) range, is now shipping with fully qualified, mass production level firmware and hardware. The HyperX SSD features the latest SandForce controller, perfect for enthusiasts, gamers and performance users.

“We are thrilled to announce that the Kingston HyperX SSD range is now shipping,” says Krystian Jaroszynski, Product Marketing Manger Flash, Kingston Technology Europe. “The HyperX SSD matches up the SandForce controller with premium Intel 25nm Compute NAND (P/E 5K) and has undergone extended rigorous testing and qualifications, the same standard that Kingston applies to all of its products, in order to bring a stable and high performing product to market.”

The Kingston HyperX SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.

For full features on Kingston HyperX SSD visit our website:

Kingston HyperX SSD Features and Specifications:

  • Sequential speed*:

Sequential read 6Gb/s:  555MB/s

Sequential write 6Gb/s: 510MB/s

  • Sustained Random 4K Read/Write:

120 GB: 20,000 / 60,000 IOPS

240 GB: 40,000 / 60,000 IOPS

  • Max Random 4K Read/Write

120GB: 95,000 / 70,000 IOPS

240GB: 95,000 / 60,000 IOPS

  • Form factor: 2.5″
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Guaranteed: Three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
  • Capacity1: 120GB, 240GB
  • Storage temperatures: –40°C ~ 85°C
  • Operating temperatures: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G
  • Operating shock: 1500G
  • Power specs:

120GB: 0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.6 W (TYP) Read / 2.0 W (TYP) Write

240GB: 0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.5 W (TYP) Read / 2.05 W(TYP) Write

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

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

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