Brace yourselves speed freaks -- Kingston Digital is now shipping its latest 2.5-inch HyperX SSD drives, equipped with 6Gb/sec SATA Rev 3.0 and everyone's favorite SandForce SF-2281 controller. You want fast? You'll get fast, alright. This SSD's read / write speeds top out at 555MB/sec and 510MB/sec, which is surely enough to keep your rig zipping through those intense gaming marathons office workloads. You'll be able to pick up the drive itself with 120GB of storage for $270 or 240GB for $520, while the install kit -- which includes such goodies as a SATA cable, desktop mount, torque screws and more -- tacks on an extra $15 and $20, respectively. That pricing is only for a limited time though, so be sure to check the PR and hyper-edited video past the break for all the details.

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Kingston Digital Ships SandForce-based HyperX SSD

Fountain Valley, CA -- (August 1, 2011) -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., 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 (P/E 5K).

Kingston HyperX SSD

Part number

Capacity and features

Street Pricing3 Amazon.com, Buy.com, Newegg.com, TigerDirect.com

(U.S. only)

SH100S3/120G

120GB Stand-alone SSD

$ 269.99

SH100S3B/120G

120GB HyperX Bundle Kit

$ 284.99

SH100S3/240G

240GB HyperX Stand-alone SSD

$ 519.99

SH100S3B/240G

240GB HyperX Bundle Kit

$ 539.99

* 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 Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.

1 Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system settings.

2 Based on "out-of-box performance with IOMeter08.

3 Limited time at launch.

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 www.kingston.com or call 800-337-8410.

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