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VMworld 2013 kicked off yesterday in San Francisco, and some big names in big data are taking the opportunity to announce new products. Today, Kingston is touting its new SSDNow E50 SSDs, which are meant to be a more affordable alternative to the SSDNow E100 line. The SATA 3.0 solid-state drives come in 100GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. In general, the E50 drives are only a little slower than the E100s. For example, the 100GB models have random 4k read/write speeds of 27,000/82,000 IOPS (for the E50) and 55,000/83,000 IOPS (for the E100). The SSDNow E50 drives have DuraWrite write-reduction technology... Read more...
Kingston Technology might be known for its iconic blue heatspreaders, but that doesn't mean the company is afraid to dive deeper into its boxy of crayons. Apparently its customers have been requesting a black line of memory, and Kingston answered the call by introducing all-new black printed circuit boards (PCBs) on two of its product lines. "Our customers and fans have asked us to come out with HyperX memory featuring black PCBs to better match their system designs," said Larry Yang, HyperX business manager, Kingston. "We are able to match good looks with high performance. The black on black combination... Read more...
Need more storage? Face it, we all go. And that's why Kingston Digital is shipping a 128GB version of its Wi-Drive. The 128GB model enables even more sharing and storage. It's a 128GB drive with a built-in Wi-Fi module and a battery that'll stream content from the device for up to four hours. Basically, it's a pocket-sized portable storage device that doesn't even need a cord to make transfers. For tablet users who have ran out of local storage, it's a real godsend. The gratis Wi-Drive app is available now for iOS and Android, as well as Kindle products. The device allows simultaneous data access... Read more...
Getting ready to upgrade your storage to a solid state drive? If so, Kingston hopes to appeal to your cost-conscious side with its new SSDNow V300 line. Continuing the SSDNow V Series tradition, these are being pitched as cost-effective upgrade solutions. Don't take that to mean they're slow. Armed with a SandForce controller and a SATA 6Gbps interface, the SSDNow V300 Series delivers read and write speeds of up to 450MB/s. They may not be the fastest SSDs on the block, but that's pretty peppy for a value oriented drive. "Kingston is committed to delivering SSDs at the best price to performance... Read more...
Kingston is adding to the HyperX family with the new HyperX Beast. This memory features a new heatspreader to maximize thermal dissipation and provide increased reliability. This heatspreader also features a new color and design to add to the character of the memory. The HyperX Beast is part of the Predator family, which is Kingston's premiere memory line. The HyperX Beast is available in kits up to 2400MHz and in capacities ranging from 8GB-64GB. The HyperX Beast is compatible with third-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and the latest AMD performance and gaming processors. The memory... Read more...
Kingston announced the new 64GB Kingston microSDXC Class 10 memory card. This card is designed to bring higher storage capacities and faster speeds to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Kingston's microSDXC cards are compliant with the latest SD Association specification. Kingston’s micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (microSDXC) card operates on the exFAT file system. This file system is designed to handle large volumes of data including files larger than 4GB.  The cards utilize non-volatile memory components for added reliability. Thanks to its Class 10 rating, the... Read more...
Like most memory makers, Kingston is no stranger to the solid state drive market, but up until now, the company hasn't released an SSD specifically for the enterprise crowd. That all changed with the introduction of Kingston's SSDNow E100, the company's first enterprise-class SSD for mission critical applications. According to Kingston, the SSDNow E100 is infused with technologies that add up to an SSD that offers 10 times more endurance over typical client-grade SSDs. Specifically, Kingston says its SSDNow E100 is good for 30,000 program/erase cycles, compared to 3,000 program/erase cycles inherent... Read more...
One of the more enterprise-friendly features of the upcoming Windows 8 OS is Windows To Go, which essentially allows users to carry around Windows 8 on a USB stick. The specific definition is as follows, right from Microsoft’s mouth (er, well, the Windows 8 Enterprise page anyway.) Windows To Go is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB stick. This will allow IT organizations to support the “Bring Your Own PC” trend and businesses can give contingent staff access to the corporate environment without compromising security. Make sense? Cool. Windows... Read more...
Kingston’s HyperX memory family tree has a new branch today with the introduction of the HyperX Predator series. Designed for “extreme enthusiasts and overclockers”, the DIMMs feature a new heatspreader design as well as speeds from 1600MHz up to 2666MHz with CAS latencies of 9 and 11. The Predator dual- and quad-channel kits are available in 8GB up to 32GB capacities, with prices ranging from $56 (8GB dual-channel 1600MHz) to $338 (32GB quad-channel 1600MHz). Kingston Technology Expands HyperX Memory Family HyperX Predator Debuts with New Heatspreader, More Aggressive Design... Read more...
The folks at Kingston Digital gave us a heads up that there's a new firmware update available for the 64GB and 128GB SSDNow V200 drives, one that increases performance and stomps out a few niggling bugs. On the performance front, Kingston claims the firmware update increases random write IOPS performance by up to 136 percent for the 64GB model and 129 percent the 128GB, Random read IOPS get a less dramatic (though still significant) boost to the tune of 22 percent for the 64GB model and 5 percent for the 128GB model. Those rocking a 256GB SSDNow V200 drive are unaffected by the firmware update... Read more...
To coincide with the release of Intel's current flagship Sandy Bridge-E processor and companion X79 chipset, a number of Intel’s memory partners released new quad-channel memory kits optimized for the platform. Previous Intel platforms were designed to offer optimal performance with two or three-channel memory configurations; Sandy Bridge-E and the X79 Express, however, perform best with a quad-channel setup. As such, we thought it would be a good idea to round-up a varied group of quad-channel memory kit options to see how each performed with a Sandy Bridge-E CPU and the X79 Express chipset,... Read more...
To coincide with the release of Intel's current flagship Sandy Bridge-E processor and companion X79 chipset, a number of Intel’s memory partners released new quad-channel memory kits optimized for the platform. Previous Intel platforms were designed to offer optimal performance with two or three-channel memory configurations; Sandy Bridge-E and the X79 Express, however, perform best with a quad-channel setup. Around the same time, Intel had also defined a new Extreme Memory Profile (XMP 1.3) specification, for easy optimization and overclocking. As such, we thought it... Read more...
Kingston’s Wi-Drive is a nichey product to be sure, but it’s no less useful; the device is a portable, wireless storage drive designed to give mobile device users an extra amount of storage. Yes, a memory card would do essentially the same thing--add storage to a mobile device--but it’s not always possible to add a memory card (eg, iOS devices), some users would prefer to keep certain files stored on a separate device, and the Wi-Drive is designed to make it easy to share stored data with others. When we reviewed the Wi-Drive some months back, we noted that support was limited... Read more...
You have to love a portable media card reader for its usefulness and portability, but today, Kingston Digital announced that it has improved on its MobileLite G3 by adding USB 3.0 support for the latest iteration. The new MobileLite G3 is of course backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and also supports SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/SDHC/SDXC, and Memory Stick Pro Duo. Although the device is compatible with most Windows and Linux OSes, USB 3.0 functionality apparently won’t work on Macs. For $17, you can take home the MobileLite G3, which is backed by a two-year warranty and free tech support. Kingston... Read more...
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