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Kingston Launches HyperX 3K SSD

Kingston Digital announced its new 2.5″ HyperX 3K Solid-State Drive (SDD), which is available in 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities.

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Kingston Digital Releases HyperX 3K Solid-State Drive

• HyperX Performance at Lower Price
• Ideal for Budget-minded Enthusiasts, Gamers, Multitaskers
• HyperX Upgrade Kit for Easy Installation

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.– 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.

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

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.