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Kingston Digital Releases HyperX 3K Solid-State Drive

–Ideal for Budget-minded Enthusiasts, Gamers, Multitaskers

–HyperX Upgrade Kit for Easy Installation

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

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 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 .

A video of the HyperX 3K SSD can be found here.

Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Features

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)

Capacities(1): 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/Write(3): 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/Write(3): 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 deg C to 85 deg C

Operating Temperatures: 0 deg C to 70 deg C

Vibration Operating: 2.17G

Vibration Non-operating: 20G

MTBF: 1,000,000 Hrs

PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score(4): 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

        (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
        (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”

                       Kingston HyperX 3K Solid-State Drives
        Part Number      Capacity and Features              E-tail Price*
        -------------    -------------------------------    -------------
        SH103S3/90G      90GB Stand-alone SSD               $ 139.99
        -------------    -------------------------------    -------------
        SH103S3/120G     120GB Stand-alone SSD              $ 169.99
        -------------    -------------------------------    -------------
        SH103S3/240G     240GB Stand-alone SSD              $ 319.99
        -------------    -------------------------------    -------------
        SH103S3/480G     480GB Stand-alone SSD              $ 699.99
        -------------    -------------------------------    -------------
        SH103S3B/90G     90GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit     $ 149.99
        -------------    -------------------------------    -------------
        SH103S3B/120G    120GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit    $ 179.99
        -------------    -------------------------------    -------------
        SH103S3B/240G    240GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit    $ 329.99
        -------------    -------------------------------    -------------
        SH103S3B/480G    480GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit    $ 709.99
        -------------    -------------------------------    -------------

*E-tail pricing subject to change

Kingston can be found on:

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.

Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or
executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Digital, Inc.
17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, Calif. 92708, 714-438-1817
(Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room at .

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.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:

SOURCE: Kingston Digital, Inc.

        Kingston Digital, Inc. 
        David Leong, 714-438-1817 
        Kingston Digital, Inc. 
        Danny Ordway, 714-438-2720

Copyright Business Wire 2012


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