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Kingston HyperX SandForce SSDs now available

Posted in Kingston by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

Kingston’s HyperX SSD powered by SandForce is finally shipping. The HyperX SSD powered by SandForce will come in capacities of 120GB and 240GB and are apparently capable of sequential read speeds up to 555MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 510MB/s.

These drives will be available by themselves or come bundled as part of a “HyperX Upgrade Kit”, which includes Acronis True Image HD migration software, a desktop mounting plate, external drive bay, multi-head screwdriver, and a SATA data cable.

Kingston Wi-Drive Wireless SSD

Posted in Kingston by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2011

Forget wires. Kingston’s new Wi-Drive is a solid state drive designed to provide wireless storage for smartphones and tablets. It’s equipped with 802.11 Wi-fi. Kingston is promising up to 4 hours of battery life from the internal battery and the Wi-Drive will be able to stream multiple file content to four Apple iPad devices simultaneously.

Chances are you are low on memory, so these drives will do the trick. The Kingston Wi-Drive comes in two sizes: 16GB for $130 and 32GB for $175. They are available now.

Kingston Class 10, 32GB microSDHC card

Posted in Kingston by Conner Flynn on May 23rd, 2011

Kingston Digital is always stepping up their game. Now the company has a new 32GB Class 10 microSDHC card in its product lineup today. With a 10MB per second minimum data transfer rate, this card is perfect for higher demand uses like high-resolution photos or HD video capture from your smartphone. You’ll want to get one right away.

Class 10 cards are common enough in full-size SD cards but it’s still a rare thing when it comes to the mobile world. It is available now for $153. This 32GB version is the latest. Kingston’s 4GB to 16GB models were unveiled in March.

Kingston DataTraveler Mini Fun USB flash drives

Posted in Kingston by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2010

Flash drives don’t have to be boring. They can be fun. Kingston hopes to prove that with their new DataTraveler Mini Fun G2. These come in three different colors and can also be connected together for some Lego-type fun.

2B, 4GB and 8GB models are available, with pricing set at £4.58 ($7.26), £5.04 ($7.99) and £9.00 ($14). These drives are basically building toys in bright colors. What more do you want in a flash drive?

Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 SuperSpeed SSD External Drive

Posted in Kingston by Conner Flynn on November 22nd, 2010

The latest in speedy portable external storage devices is from Kingston, who has married an SSD with a superfast USB 3.0 connection, creating the HyperX Max 3.0 drive. This drive is capable of churning out 195MB/s and 160MB/s read and write speeds all while maintaining the form factor of a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive.

No info on pricing and availability information just yet, but these should be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB versions.

Kingston unveils SSDNow V+100 SSDs

Posted in Kingston by Conner Flynn on November 3rd, 2010

Kingston has announced their newest range of 2.5-inch SSDs, the SSDNow V+100. these are available in 64GB, 96GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB sizes and the high-performance SSDs are equipped with MLC NAND flash memory chips, a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, a MTBF of 1 million hours and an improved controller for up to 25 percent better performance compared to the original SSDNow V series.

They also use the ‘Always On’ Garbage Collection technology, which cleans redundant data from the drive to prevent performance degradation and maintains the drive over its life cycle. The 64GB, 96GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB models are priced at $220, $274, $390, $885 and $1,885.

Kingston introduces Class 4 32GB microSDHC card

Posted in Kingston by Conner Flynn on October 9th, 2010

Coming just days after SanDisk’s 32GB microSDHC card has fallen to $87, Kingston outs a nearly identical unit of its very own. This one is a class 4 instead of Class 2, which means that you can look forward to a 4MB/s minimum data transfer rate.

Obviously that speed boost comes at a high price, when it starts shipping on Monday, with the card alone priced at $153. So you can either go slow and cheap, or pricey and fast. You decide.

Kingston’s first USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Posted in Kingston by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2010

It’s far from their first flash drives, but Kingston has unveiled their first range of USB 3.0 flash drives. The DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0. These new drives sport the usual design looks and are available in three different capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

These drives feature both the USB 3.0/2.0 interfaces and will deliver read and write speeds of up to 80MB/s and 60MB/s, respectively. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models are priced at $89, $138 and $270.

Kingston 64GB SDXC UHS-1 class 10 memory card debuts

Posted in Kingston by Shane McGlaun on June 2nd, 2010

With Computex in full swing we are starting to see some new product get unveiled at the show. Kingston has announced some new stuff already this week and the company has now announced that it will be launching a new 64GB SDXC card.

The new card is called the 64GB SDXC UHS-1 Class 10 memory card. That is a long winded way of saying that the card is very fast and has ton of storage space. It is compliant with the SDA Memory Card Standard Version 3.01 and Ultra-High Speed Bus 1 architecture.

Kingston ships 256GB DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive in US

Posted in Kingston by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2010

256GB is a lot to have on your flash drive no matter how you look at it. Non-Americans have had access to the DataTraveler 300 for almost a year and now it’s our turn. Kingston has finally realized that us Americans would like that kind of capacity as well.

And the DataTraveler 310 is just the drive to deliver it to us. It’s the first 256GB flash drive to ship in the States. The DT 310 can hold up to 54 DVDs or 1,984 JPEGs and it’ll play nice with Windows, Linux and OS X-based systems.

Kingston DataTraveler 5000 is good enough for classified DoD documents

Posted in Kingston by Shane McGlaun on January 28th, 2010

Not long ago it was announced that several flash drives on the market that consumers thought were secure and used encryption were easily defeated. A couple of the flash drives affected were from Kingston. Kingston has announced its latest secure flash drive called the DataTraveler 5000.

The new drive is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified and Level 3 certification is pending. The drive uses hardware 256-bit AES encryption, supports XTS cipher mode, and uses elliptic curve cryptography. These features allow the drive to meet Suite B standards set by the US government.

Kingston unveils 512GB SSDNow V+ SSD with TRIM support

Posted in Kingston by Shane McGlaun on January 26th, 2010

I mentioned earlier this month that Kingston had unveiled a new 30GB SSD kit that was on the chap side for those looking for a nice boot drive in SSD form. The problem is that if you want to store lots of data to the SSD, 30GB is nowhere near enough space for most of us.

Kingston has fixed the lack of space in the SSDNow V+ line with the introduction of a new 512GB SSD. The new drive has Windows 7 TRIM support and is a 2.5-inch form factor drive. The kit has rails to convert it to a 3.5-inch size for desktops.

Kingston SSDNow V series 30GB SSD is cheap

Posted in Kingston by Shane McGlaun on January 13th, 2010

There are many computer users out there waiting for the SSD to come down in price enough that it is easy to afford the new tech. The SSD has many benefits over the standard HDD and once the price comes down many more computer users will probably upgrade.

Kingston showed off a new SSD at CES that is very well priced. The SSD is called the SSDNow V series 30GB Boot Drive and it ships with Windows 7 TRIM functionality. The SSD will be priced at $79.99 when it launches in February after rebates.

Kingston unveils cheap 40GB SSDNow V Series SSD upgrade kit

Posted in Kingston by Shane McGlaun on October 27th, 2009

kingston40gbssd-sgFor a long time upgrading your computer to an SSD was a very expensive proposition. Thankfully, the cost of SSDs has come down significantly in the last few months. Kingston just unveiled a new SSD boot drive upgrade package that sells for $84.99 after rebates.

Before those rebates the SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive kit sells for $115. The drive kit includes the 40GB SSD, drive cloning software, power, and data extension cables, and adapters to make the 2.5-inch drive fit a 3.5-inch bay.

Kingston Digital MobileLiteG2 Multi Card Reader

Posted in Kingston by Conner Flynn on October 8th, 2009

Kingston Digital MobileLiteG2 Multi Card ReaderThe MobileLiteG2 is a very handy compact multi card reader that will take a bunch of different memory cards including SD, SDHC, microSD, microSDHC, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and regular Memory Stick Micro Cards.

The reader lets you connect any kind of memory card from any device, whether it be a camera or mobile phone or whatvere and read it’s contents quickly and easily on your computer. Obviously it’s small and portable and weighs less than 19 grams. Connectivity is via USB 2.0 and it’s backwards compatible with 1.1. It plays nice with Windows 2000, XP, 7 as well as Linux v.2.6.x+ and Mac OS X 10.3 or newer versions.