Kingston Ships SandForce-based HyperX SSD

Hsinchu, Taiwan – August 2, 2011 –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 Hyper X 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.