01 Kingston releases HyperX 3K SF 2281 powered Solid State Drive

Kingston has just launched a new SSD to market under its HyperX family dubbed the HyperX 3K. Aimed at enthusiasts and gamers on a budget, the HyperX 3K is an MLC based drive using a second-gen SandForce SF-2281 controller together with a SATA 6Gb/s interface to produce impressive sequential read and write performance of up to 555MB/s and 510MB/s respectively.

Kingston has just launched a new SSD to market under its HyperX family dubbed the HyperX 3K. Aimed at enthusiasts and gamers on a budget, the HyperX 3K is an MLC based drive using a second-gen SandForce SF-2281 controller together with a SATA 6Gb/s interface to produce impressive sequential read and write performance of up to 555MB/s and 510MB/s respectively.

01 Kingston releases HyperX 3K SF 2281 powered Solid State Drive

The drive's maximum random read and write IOPS sits at 85K read and 74K write. Other features of the HyperX 3K include SandForce's DuraClass technology which promises improved endurance and lifespan, support for SMART, TRIM and Garbage Collection and a classy black aluminum outer casing.

Kingston is shipping the HyperX 3K in capacities of 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB with e-tail pricing ranging from US $139.99 to US $709.99. It will be offered as a standalone drive or as part of an upgrade kit (working out to about US $10 more than the standalone option).