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Kingston Digital Releases HyperX 3K Solid-State Drive

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 (6 Gb/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 555/510 MB/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.


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"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 90 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB 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


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 (6 Gb/s), SATA Rev 2.0 (3 Gb/s)

- Capacities: 90 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB

- Sequential Read/Write (SATA Rev. 3.0):


90 GB - 555/510 MB/s

120 GB - 555/510 MB/s

240 GB - 555/510 MB/s

480 GB - 540/450 MB/s


- Sustained 4 KB Random Read/Write:


90 GB - 20,000/50,000 IOPS

120 GB - 20,000/60,000 IOPS

240 GB - 40,000/57,000 IOPS

480 GB - 60,000/45,000 IOPS


- Max 4 KB Random Read/Write:


90 GB - 85,000/74,000 IOPS

120 GB - 85,000/73,000 IOPS

240 GB - 86,000/60,000 IOPS

480 GB - 75,000/48,000 IOPS


- Dimension: 69.85 mm x 100 mm x 9.5 mm

- 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 Score:


90 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB: 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

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