Kingston: Targeting Budget High-Performance Users
Kingston Digital, based in Fountain Valley, Calif., in April unveiled its new HyperX 3K SSD family, which features a second-generation SandForce SF-2281 processor and the SATA 6 Gb-per-second interface.
The company claims sequential read throughput of up to 555 MB per second and sequential write throughput of up to 510 MB per second. The Kingston HyperX 3K SSDs also feature maximum random read performance of 85,000 IOs per second and maximum random write performance of 74,000 IOs per second.
The new SSDs come in capacity points of 90 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB, and they are targeted at budget-minded gamers, enthusiasts, multitaskers, overclockers and system builders, the company said.