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Kingston Digital Releases HyperX 3K Solid-State Drive

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the 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.

Kingston's new HyperX 3K SSD provides HyperX performance at a lower price. (Photo: Business Wire)

Kingston's new HyperX 3K SSD provides HyperX performance at a lower price. (Photo: Business Wire)

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 IOPS of 85k/74k. 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 A/V professionals looking for powerful upgrades,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “We are thrilled to offer an 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 aluminum 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. For more information, please visit

A video of the HyperX 3K SSD can be found here.

Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Features & Specifications:

  • Form factor: 2.5"
  • Controller: SandForce SF-2281
  • Components: MLC NAND (3k P/E Cycles)
  • Interface: SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities1: 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
  • Dimension: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and Garbage Collection
  • Shock Resistance: 1500G
  • Storage Temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
  • Operating Temperatures: 0°C to 70°C
  • Vibration Operating: 2.17G
  • Vibration Non-operating: 20G
  • MTBF: 1,000,000 Hrs
  • PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score4:
    90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB: 60,000
  • Power Consumption:
    0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.58 W (TYP) Read / 2.11 W (TYP) Write
  • Warranty/Support: Three-year warranty with free technical support
1 Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at
2 Based on “out-of-box performance” with ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.41. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.
3 Based on “out-of-box performance” with IOMeter 2008.
4 Test System: ASRock 67 Motherboard, Intel® Core™ i7 2600k 3.4GHz CPU, 8GB System Memory, NVIDIA GTX 460 Video Card, SSD tested as secondary drive with results based on “out-of-box” performance.
Kingston HyperX 3K Solid-State Drives
Part Number       Capacity and Features       E-tail Price*
SH103S3/90G       90GB Stand-alone SSD       $ 139.99
SH103S3/120G       120GB Stand-alone SSD       $ 169.99
SH103S3/240G       240GB Stand-alone SSD       $ 319.99
SH103S3/480G       480GB Stand-alone SSD       $ 699.99
SH103S3B/90G       90GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit       $ 149.99
SH103S3B/120G       120GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit       $ 179.99
SH103S3B/240G       240GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit       $ 329.99
SH103S3B/480G       480GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit       $ 709.99

*E-tail pricing subject to change

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About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. ("KDI") is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit or call 800-337-8410.

Editor's Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Digital, Inc. 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, Calif. 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston's press room at

Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

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