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Hyper X

Hyper X is Kingston’s first SATA III solid state drive. The SSD utilizes the SandForce SF-2281 controller. This is the same controller that powers Patriot’s Pyro. and Memoright’s FTM Plus. Because of this, the Hyper X  offers similar sequential read/write speed as the Pyro at 555 MB/s and 515 MB/s respectively. Kingston Hyper X is […]

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SSDNow V100

Kingston’s SSDNow V100 series of solid state drives includes four SSDs with capacities of 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. This SATA 3.0 Gbps drive can achieve read speeds of 250 MB/s for all models except the 32 GB variant (which can only reach a maximum speed of 160 MB/s) and write […]

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SSDNow V200

Kingston’s SSDNow V200 is the SATA III version of the SSDNow V100. As such, it has a higher maximum sequential read speed (300 MB/s) and write speed (230 MB/s) than the V100. Although it is a SATA III drive, the speeds of the V200 is not comparable to other SATA III drives like Hyper X […]

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HyperX 3K

Kingston’s HyperX 3K is the less expensive version of the Hyper X SSD. The slash in price is due to the use of 3k PE rated NAND flash memory, hence the name. In retrospect, the original Hyper X utilized 5k PE rated NAND flash memory. The solid state drive is capable of reaching a max […]

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SSDNow E100

The SSDNow E100 solid state drive by Kingston is an enterprise-type drive that is built for intensive workloads. This drive is powered by SandForce’ SF-2500 controller, made especially for this type of SSD. Together with this controller is Toshiba’s eMLC toggle-type NAND flash. Users could choose between 100 GB, 200 GB and 400 GB capacities. […]

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SSDNow KC100

Kingston’s SSDNow KC100 is a solid state drive built for business computers. It comes equipped with enterprise SMART tools such as reliability tracking, wear leveling and drive life protection. The KC100 is a SATA III 6 GBps SSD capable of reaching maximum sequential read and write speeds of 555 MB/s and 510 MB/s respectively. Users […]

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SSDNow V300

The SSDNow V300 directly follows Kingston’s V200 and like it is also a SATA III solid state drive. This drive comes in 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB capacities and is powered by SandForce’s SF-2281 controller. The SSDNow V300 is Kingston’s first SSD to use Toshiba 19nm NAND flash. This drive can reach maximum […]

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SSDNow E50

The SSDNow E50 is Kingston’s follow-up to the SSDNow E100 and like it, is also a SATA 3 6 GB/s solid state drive. Users can choose between 100 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities with each capable of reaching a maximum sequential read speed of 550 MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of 530 […]

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