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Kingston announce the HyperX 3K SSD


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Kingston Digital Europe 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.

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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 Krystian Jaroszynski European product Manager – USB, SSD & HyperX. “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.

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

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

2 Based on “out-of-box performance” with ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.41. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.

3 Based on “out-of-box performance” with IOMeter 2008.

4 Test System: ASRock 67 Motherboard, Intel® Core™ i7 2600k 3.4GHz CPU, 8GB System Memory, NVIDIA GTX 460 Video Card, SSD tested as secondary drive with results based on “out-of-box” performance.

Kingston HyperX 3KSolid-State Drives

Part Number

Capacity and Features



90GB Stand-alone SSD

£110.39 inc VAT


120GB Stand-alone SSD

£129.59 inc VAT


240GB Stand-alone SSD

£255.59 inc VAT


480GB Stand-alone SSD

£525.59 inc VAT


90GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit

£115.19 inc VAT


120GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit

£139.19 inc VAT


240GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit

£263.99 inc VAT


480GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit

£533.99 inc VAT

Andrew Edney
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