Kingston HyperX SSD: SandForce-Powered Mobile Flash Drive

Looks like more and more companies are switching to the SandForce SSD processor standard. Kingston Technology, one of the top manufacturers of DRAM modules and USB flash drives, revealed that they partnered up with SandForce, Inc. to help them launch Kingston’s first SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) solid state drive product, the Kingston HyperX SSD.

Kingston HyperX SandForce SSD Technical Specs and Release Date

Kingston is joining the new bandwagon for SandForce-powered Solid State Drive products with the HyperX SSD.

Kingston Technology claims their upcoming HyperX SSD is using SandForce SF-2281 controllers which are currently the fastest and most stable to date. The SATA Rev 3.0 is capable of generating hyperfast sequential read/write speed of 525Mb/s and 480Mb/s and can do random 4KB read/write speeds of up to 95,000/70,000 IOPS! Like the OCZ SOLID 3 SATA III 2.5″ SSD, the Kingston HyperX SSD also features a 2.5-inch form factor.

The Kingston HyperX SSD also comes with SandForce’s DuraClass Technology that comes with NAND Flash management tools to keep solid-state drive in perfect reliability and power efficient. This product is also powered by Intel’s new 25nm Compute NAND, its 5K compute NAND gives better results than the standard 3K cycle NAND.
Product longevity is also improved by the incorporation of Advanced Wear-Leveling Technology which uses advanced algorithm to automatically distribute data evenly among memory blocks to maintain a balanced wear and tear depreciation of the flash drive. The HyperX SSD’s full technical specifications and key features are available at Kingston’s official press release.

Kingston HyperX SSD was released on July 01, 2011. It is available in 120 and 250GB models. Prices vary depending on the customer’s location.

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