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Kingston recently expanded its portfolio of solid state drives, with a new family of products targeting high-performance desktop and workstation applications. The Kingston KC2000 series of drives feature a PCI Express Gen 3.0 x 4 controller, 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory, and boast of peak transfer speeds north of 3GB/s. The drives are offered in an array of capacities, ranging from 250GB all the way on up to 2TB, and they support a number of security-conscious features as well. All told, the Kingston KC2000 series drives try to cater to a myriad of use cases, from mainstream consumer desktops, to gamers and enthusiasts, and workstation users. Whether or not Kingston pulled it off remains... Read more...
Kingston has been a dedicated stalwart of the memory, storage, and peripheral markets for many years. The company’s products target virtually every type of user, from entry-level first-time PC builders to seasoned sysadmins. The products we’ll be showing you here today, the Kingston DC500R and DC500M solid state drives, target the latter type of user, in need of reliable, high-capacity SSD storage for enterprise and data center applications. At first glance – of both their physical design and specifications -- the Kingston DC500R and DC500M drives appear to be similar. The ‘R’ variant, however, is geared for read-heavy workloads, while the ‘M’ variant... Read more...
An interesting thing is happening in the solid state drive (SSD) industry. We are in the midst of a transition from SATA to speedier NVMe SSDs, the latter of which are more costly. At the same time, NAND flash memory prices continues to fall, pushing down the costs of SSDs. So, it's interesting whenever a company announces a new NVMe SSD line, and the first thing we look at is the price. Case in point, Kingston today introduced a new KC2000 family of NVMe SSDs starting at around $62. We'll circle back to pricing in a moment, but first let's talk a bit about the new drive series. Kingston's latest SSD family pairs 96-layer 3D TLC (triple-level cell) NAND flash memory built by Toshiba and SanDisk... Read more...
Kingston Digital has announced a new storage device aiming at people wanting high performance at an entry-level price. The storage device is called the A1000 PCIe NVMe SSD. The M.2 is the first entry-level consumer-grade SSD of its type and Kingston claims that it will deliver twice the performance of SATA but will retail at “near SATA” pricing. The A1000 is said to be 20 times faster than a normal hard drive. The A1000 is a single-sided M.2 2280 form factor that will work in notebooks and other systems with limited space. A1000 drives use a Gen 3.0 x2 interface, have a 4-channel Phison 5008 controller and 3D NAND flash. Read speeds are up to 1500 MB/s and write speeds are... Read more...
While hopping through various suites at CES 2018, we stopped in to check on our friends at HyperX – Kingston’s high-performance products division – to see what they were showing off at the show. It turns out the company had an array of newly-announced peripherals, memory, and storage products, each with their own signature HyperX flare... Here’s a quick video-tour of a few of the stand-out products that were on display. The HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB memory kit wasn’t your typical run-of-the-mill set of brightly-lit memory modules. HyperX actually incorporated infra-red sensors into the DIMMs that keep the lighting in-sync. Most other RGB memory kits feature DIMMs... Read more...
Kingston has announced that it has shipped over 18 million SSDs globally that use Phison controllers. The landmark is a symbol of the strength of the "longstanding relationship" between Kingston and Phison Electronics Corp. The two firms have been working together for over a decade after having originally forged the partnership in USB flash drives before moving together into SSDs.  In 2010, Kingston and Phison invested jointly in a new company specifically to create embedded solutions to ease the design-in effort for handheld device manufacturers and to speed the development cycle allowing products to get to market faster. That company is called Kingston Solutions Inc. Kingston writes, "... Read more...
Kingston Digital Inc. will be showing off its upcoming DCU1000 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD at Flash Memory Summit 2017. Kingston and its partners will be demonstrating the performance capabilities of the DCU1000 storage device, which is said to be the fastest NVMe SSD for the U.2 form factor in the industry. Demonstrations at the event will highlight all sorts of DCU1000 configurations including one that supports multi-million IOPS from a single server solution. "With the introduction of DCU1000, we are proud that Kingston has developed the industry’s most complete family of data performance solutions inside the box that address low-latency throughput requirements across the entire data pipeline,"... Read more...
Kingston is looking to strut its stuff in the data center arena with the arrival of the new DCP1000 family of PCIe SSDs. The storage company says that it is targeting the SSDs for use in online transaction processing (OLTP), database optimization, and virtual desktop infrastructure among other tasks required by enterprise customers. The DCP1000 manages to combine four 8-channel controllers together into a single SSD that is capable of delivering sequential read speeds of up to 6800 MB/sec. Yes, you heard that correctly! Maximum sequential writes come in at 6,000 MB/sec, random 4K reads surpass the 1.1 million IOPS barrier and 4K writes max out at 200,000 IOPS depending on which capacity SSD you... Read more...
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Kingston turned quite a few heads when it announced the newest member of its DataTraveler Ultimate GT flash drive family, which is available in capacities up to 2TB. This new 2GB SKU makes it the world’s largest capacity USB flash drive. Today, Kingston announced that the flash drive is now shipping to customers. Given that this is a flash drive, it isn’t exactly the sexiest piece of kit that we get to cover on a daily basis, but we can’t help but be impressed by the ability to store up to 70 hours of 4K footage on a device that fits in your pocket. Kingston has infused the DataTraveler Ultimate GT with a zinc-alloy metal housing that gives it a premium... Read more...
Do you need to store documents, pictures, videos, and a partridge in a pear tree? Kingston’s latest flash drive, the 2TB DataTraveler Ultimate GT, is all you need and more given that it is the largest USB flash drive in the world. Jean Wong, Flash business manager, remarked, “At Kingston, we push the limits of what’s possible. With the DataTraveler Ultimate GT, we empower users to increase their data storage mobility in a highly manageable form factor. This is a terrific follow up to our 1TB drive released in 2013 and by doubling the capacity, users can store and carry even larger amounts of data easily”. A single 2TB flash drive can hold up to 70 hours of 4K video. The 2TB DataTraveler... Read more...
Did you know that not having the right headphones could mean the difference between enjoying well-earned glory and being on the wrong side of an good ol' tea-bagging? Tired of having to get your butt-shake on to pay for a worthy set of cans? If you answer "yes" to either of those, then you're missing out on a wealth of wisdom that Kingston's HyperX division provides in its latest ad promoting the company's Cloud Stinger gaming headset. In the ad, the presenter slips into his chair of "overcompensation" and tells the tales of having to twerk on his livestream -- and perhaps even worse, sell off his unborn child for a graphics card -- all to make bank to afford worthwhile peripherals. We can all... Read more...
If you're planning to build a new system around one of Intel's new Skylake processors, you might as well go the distance and pick up a Z170-chipset motherboard that supports DDR4 memory. You'll find that there are plenty of memory kits to choose from, including Kingston Technology's brand new HyperX Savage. With a name like "Savage," you better bring fast speeds and aggressive timings, and that's exactly what Kingston does here. The HyperX Savage DDR4 line is available in speeds up to 3,000MHz with built-in XMP-ready profiles optimized for Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. "We are excited to present this new high speed, yet power efficient memory for those gamers and enthusiasts looking to... Read more...
Solid State Drives continue to be one of the more sought after (and effective) upgrades for both desktop and mobile systems. But as drives have matured, and newer generations have been released, the bandwidth limitations of the legacy SATA interface have become increasingly more apparent. Even relatively affordable, mainstream solid state drives are bumping into the SATA bandwidth limit right alongside more expensive flagship drives, which makes it difficult to differentiate between them based on performance alone.The answer to eliminating the bandwidth limitations of the SATA interface is PCI Express. The latest high-end solid state drives connect to a system using the PCI Express interface,... Read more...
At this point, we've pretty much seen what the best and fastest SATA 6Gbps-based solid state drives can offer -- transfer rates just shy of 600Mb/s. So what's the solution for even faster performance? To tap into the PCIe bus, of course! Enter Kingston's blazing fast HyperX Predator, an M.2 form factor SSD featuring a PCIe Gen 2.0 x4 interface. This 'Marvell-ous' piece of hardware sports a Marvell 88SS9293 controller and is capable of hitting read and write speeds of up to 1,400MB/s and 1,000MB/s, respectively. Yeah, it's like that. These are best case scenarios, of course, and those metrics apply to the 480GB capacity drive. There's also a 240GB model that can hit the same read speed and up... Read more...
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