Kingston Ships SandForce-based HyperX SSD

Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping the HyperX SSD, its first SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) solid-state drive. The Kingston HyperX SSD features the latest SandForce controller and is designed for enthusiasts, gamers and performance users.

Kingston HyperX SSD highlights include:
  • 120GB and 240GB capacities*. Ships as a standalone SSD (includes HyperX branded 2.5" to 3.5" desktop mounting plate); or as a bundle with the HyperX Upgrade Kit for easy installation (includes Acronis True Image HD migration software, desktop mounting plate, external drive bay, multi-head screwdriver, SATA data cable).
  • Incredible sequential read/write throughputs of 555 / 510MB/s1
  • SandForce SF-2281 controller featuring SATA Rev 3.0 (6GB/s)
  • Max 4KB random read/write of 95,000 / 70,000 IOPS2 (120GB)
  • Premium Intel 25nm Compute NAND (5k P/E Cycles)
Kingston HyperX SSD
Part number
Capacity and features
120GB Stand-alone SSD
240GB Stand-alone SSD
120GB HyperX Bundle Kit
240GB HyperX Bundle Kit

* 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
1 Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system settings.
2 Based on “out-of-box performance with IOMeter08.

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