Kingston's SandForce-based HyperX SSDs Set Sail for Retail - HotHardware
Kingston's SandForce-based HyperX SSDs Set Sail for Retail

Kingston's SandForce-based HyperX SSDs Set Sail for Retail

Andy Samberg, Kiv Schaffer, and T-Pain aren't the only ones who got to ride on a boat. Kingston Technology's HyperX solid state drives set sail for U.S. shores and are now shipping starting at $270, the memory maker announced today.

These SandForce-based drives are Kingston's first SATA 6Gbps SSDs. They're available in 120GB and 240GB capacities and offer sequential read and writes speeds of up to 555MB/s and 510MB/s , respectively. Kingston's shipping them as standalone drives with a HyperX branded 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch desktop mounting plate included, or as part of a HyperX Upgrade Kit that also tosses in Acronis True Image HD migration software, external drive bay, multi-head screwdriver, and SATA data cable.


The 120GB HyperX SSD sells for $270 (standalone) and $285 (bundle), while the 240GB goes for $520 (standalone) and $540 (bundle). Kingston initially sent out incorrect pricing information, so if you happen to run across conflicting numbers elsewhere on the Web, rest assured these are the right ones.
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Are you sure about standalone versus bundle pricing? I'm not quite sure the bundled items are worth a ~$250 premium on the120GB. I'm guessing it was supposed to be (size/standalone/bundle) 120GB / $270 / $285 and 240GB / $520 / $540. Can't wait to see a benchmark on these comparing them to OCZ's 3rd gen SSD series.

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Correct -- $270/$285 for the 120GB (standalone/bundle) and $520/$540 for the 240GB.

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Kingston Has Great Products I Wish They Would Hook Me Up With The 120GB HyperX SSD :)

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I love My Kingston and would probably upgrade my 64GB with one of these. Ill just wait till the price gets cut in half six months from now:P

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