Kingston has revealed new HyperX 3K, a high-performance, lower priced SSDs enabling users to have a great user experience without breaking the bank.
Using a second-generation SandForce SF-2281 processor, the Kingston HyperX 3K Solid-State Drive has been fitted with an ATA 6 GB/s interface to provide sequential read throughput of 555 MB/s with write throughput of 510 MB/s and max random R/W IOPS of 85k/74k on the 90GB drive and the performance slowly drops as you increase the drives capacity. For example the 480MB drive is rated up to up to 540/450MB/s and max random R/W IOPS of 75k/48k.
The new Kingston HyperX 3K comes in 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities with Current Street pricing of $140, $170, $340 and $700 respectively, while the upgrade kit bundle averages $10 more than the standalone drives.
Kingston has also created an upgrade kit with 2.5″ enclosure, screwdriver and cloning software for $10-15 extra.