Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kingston Digital unveils first SandForce-based SSD

MUMBAI, INDIA: Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, has teamed up with SandForce Inc., a leader in high-performance SSD (Solid-State Drive) processors, to launch its first SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) based SSD targeted at enthusiasts, gamers, and performance users. The Kingston HyperX SSD feature the fastest and most reliable SandForce controller to date, and is also available as a bundle with the HyperX Upgrade Kit for easy installation.

Shipping in 120GB and 240GB capacities, the HyperX SSD is based on SandForce SF-2281 controllers featuring SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s). It allows for incredible sequential read/write throughputs of 525/480MB/s, 4KB random read/write speeds of up to 95,000/70,000 IOPS, and SandForce DuraClass technology to provide best in class endurance.

The Kingston HyperX name has long been synonymous with high performance DRAM solutions for enthusiasts looking to achieve maximum system performance. Kingston’s new HyperX SSD is powered by the latest SandForce controller and Intel 25nm compute NAND (P/E 5K) to provide the performance and endurance that the most demanding users require.

“This launch is very exciting for us at Kingston. The SandForce controller allows us to deliver the high-end performance that is needed for power-users, gamers, and enthusiasts,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory sales director, APAC Region, Kingston. “Achieving a final production quality controller and firmware has been an exacting process, but well worth the wait. By pairing SandForce’s latest controller with Intel 25nm compute NAND (P/E 5K), we have built an SSD that meets the requirements set by true enthusiasts.”

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