Kingston HyperX 3K Brings HyperX SSD Performance At A Lower Price

News Editor: Tim Harmer Date: 12-04-2012 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]  Discuss in Forums

Hitting the consumer sweet-spot of close to £1 per GB, the Sandforce-based HyperX 3K still boasts the performance credentials of Kingston's well regarded HyperX line.


10th April 10, 2012 – GADGET SHOW LIVE Birmingham - Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Kingston 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 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 555/510MB/s and max random R/W 85,000/74,000 IOPS. 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 Audio/Visual professionals looking for powerful upgrades.” said Krystian Jaroszynski European product Manager – USB, SSD & HyperX. “We are thrilled to offer a 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 aluminium 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.

Come and see the Hyper X 3K SSD in action at the Gadget Show Live stand number C160. Kingston Technology collaborating with ZOTAC to show performance PC gaming. Images and a video of the Kingston HyperX 3K SSD are available online.

Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Features & Specifications:

Form factor: 2.5"
Dimension: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
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: 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/Write3:
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/Write3:
90GB – 85,000/74,000 IOPS
120GB – 85,000/73,000 IOPS
240GB – 86,000/60,000 IOPS
480GB – 75,000/48,000 IOPS

For more information about the HyperX range of enthusiast PC components, or other Kingston products, visit

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