Items tagged with Kingston

Fancy yourself too cool for regular RAM that any ordinary Joe can get their hands on? Then what you're looking for is a kit made out of Northern White Rhinoceros hide or some other critically endangered species. Of course if you find one, it'll cost a king's ransom and you'll be letting the world know your moral compass is severely busted (note to PETA: we don't condone RAM made out of animals, though we do enjoy a juicy steak from time to time). We're already digressing, so let's get on point. Kingston Technology today announced a new HyperX Red Limited Edition memory series, so you can feel special about your memory without running afoul of any laws or moral codes. Sleek and aggressive looking... Read more...
Fastest flash drive? Oh, yeah. Kingston Digital just unveiled their fastest USB flash drive ever, the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. Its high-speed eight-channel architecture provides USB 3.0 data transfer rates of up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write. Pretty hasty for a flash drive. The fast write speeds also allow users to work on large files or applications directly from the USB 3.0 drive without performance lag. The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. The 256GB capacity can store approximately 10 Blu-ray Discs, and it's built to take a (relative) beating, too. As for pricing? It's $193 for the 64GB model, $377 for the 128GB version and "TBD" for the 256GB model.... Read more...
Shares of Rambus are down more than 50 percent today after a jury trial on Wednesday found Micron and Hynix Semiconductor not guilty of price fixing. Rambus had sued the two manufacturers for over $12 billion, claiming that they formed “a secret and unlawful conspiracy to kill a revolutionary technology, make billions of dollars and hang onto power." “We are disappointed with this verdict as we believe strongly in our case,” Rambus Chief Executive Harold Hughes said in a statement. “We do not agree with several rulings that affected how this case was presented to the jury and we are reviewing our options for appeal." Micron stock is up by some 20 percent as of this writing,... Read more...
Now that the Intel X79 chipset and new Intel Sandy Bridge-E CPUs (socket 2011) are officially a matter of record, seemingly every manufacturer is nearly simultaneously launching products to go along with them. Memory makers are no exception, as the new X79-based motherboards support a ridiculous amount of quad-channel DDR3 system memory. Because there are so many, we decided to wrap these memory announcements up in one tidy package for your reading enjoyment. Let’s go in alphabetical order, shall we? Corsair announced new kits in its Dominator and Vengeance families. There are five new Dominator kits, and they come with Corsair’s DHX+ heatsink and support Intel XMP1.3 profiles. Available... Read more...
Another week, another SSDs. You've heard that one before, but it's true; solid state drives are becoming more and more commonplace, and for those waiting for prices to reach a point that makes sense for most consumers, it's always music to the ears. Kingston has just announced the next generation of its entry-level, budget SSDNow V Series. It's the SSDNow V200, which offers SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) support and promises to be nearly twice as fast as the previous V100 SSD. It is also up to 20 percent less in price than its predecessor SSDNow V100 drive, and will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities as either a stand-alone drive or as an upgrade kit. The desktop bundle kit includes the SSD,... Read more...
Not only is Kingston in the storage business, it’s also in the business of conducting research and doling out advice--which isn’t a bad thing. In a presentation titled “Best Practices: Using and Promoting Secure USB Flash Drives in Your Organization”, Kingston identifies some best practices regarding USB flash drives and data security. Flash drives are on one hand a terrifically practical means of transporting files; on the other hand, they’re one of the worst potential vectors for data breaches by dint of being small and easy to lose. Once a flash drive is lost, anyone who finds it can access the data therein if it’s not properly secured. Kingston has a number... Read more...
Kingston, the same company that could very well have their label on your RAM or SSD, is introducing something a little different today. The company's latest is an effort to transform the USB flash drive into an active storage device. It's called urDrive, a cleverly named, free pre-loaded application available on a variety of its DataTraveler USB drives. urDrive transforms USB drives from passive storage to engaged, active storage, allowing consumers to easily access and organize their personal files, photos, music, games and videos. A built-in photo viewer and MP3 player makes looking at pictures and listening to music easy. urDrive enhances security on the PC with Norton PC Checkup, which cans... Read more...
Kingston Digital, Inc. (an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc.) is not messing around with its ultra-secure USB flash drives. Today, the company announced that the DataTraveler 6000 series is now available, joining Kingston Digital’s already robust crop of secure USB flash drive products. The 6000 series features a slew of security features, including Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 Validation, 256-bit AES encryption enabled by Spyrus using XTS block cipher mode, and military-grade elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). Additionally, the drives feature secure channel communication, firmware updates that are digitally signed with Suite B SHA-384 and ECDSA... Read more...
Regardless of how many are introduced, we still get the tingling sensation in our spine when a new solid state drive crosses into our view. Kingston's the latest to do so, with the unveiling of their new SandForce-based, business-centric SSD. It's the SSDNow KC100, the company's first SATA Rev. 3 (6Gb/sec) business-ready SSD. It's built with SandForce's DuraClass technology, promising "world-class" integrity as well as a few other tricks. KC100 is the only business-equipped SSD to offer enterprise-level S.M.A.R.T attributes. The SSD’s usage statistics, health and life stage can be monitored with industry standard and publicly available S.M.A.R.T monitoring tools.   The new KC100... Read more...
We spent some time yesterday walking through the Technology Showcase at this year’s IDF, and as you may expect much of the buzz surrounds Sandy Bridge-E, its companion X79 chipset, and Ultrabooks. We stopped off to see what MSI, Kingston and Gigabyte specifically had on display on the show floor and also snapped off a few pictures of an Asus Ultrabook that was being shown off during one of our briefings.    Asus UX21 Ultrabook, all 2.4 pounds of it... First up we have some shots of the Asus UX21 Ultrabook. The all-aluminum Asus UX21 is just 0.66″ thick at its thickest point and weighs only 2.4lbs, yet the machine will be offered in configurations with up to a Core i7... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Kingston Wi-Drive that adds wireless storage to iOS devices, Intel investing 300 million bucks in UltraBook development, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 and other things lurking in Dave's lab. We also answer a few interesting reader questions, offer hints of a cool new contest and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 00:55 - Kingston Wi-Drive Review: Add Storage To iOS Devices 04:47 - Intel Capital Creates $300 Million Ultrabook Fund 07:59 - Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Sneak Peek 11:17 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Sneak Peek 11:42 - Reader Questions... Read more...
To some users, one of the downsides of the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone is non-expandable memory. Of course, many users buy the higher-capacity devices and assume they'll have adequate storage. But what happens if you run out of space on your iOS device and don't want to delete any files? At first, it may appear that you are out of luck—there isn't the option to pop in a memory card and expand your storage capacity. However, there is another option. Although the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone may not have memory expansion card slots, you can expand the storage capacity of your favorite iOS devices by connecting a Wi-Fi enabled hard drive such as the Kingston Wi-Drive... Kingston Wi-Drive... Read more...
To some users, one of the downsides of the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone is non-expandable memory. Of course, many users buy the higher-capacity devices and assume they'll have adequate storage. But what happens if you run out of space on your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone and you don't want to delete any files? At first, it may appear that you are out of luck—there isn't the option to pop in a memory card and expand your storage capacity like there is on other devices. However, there is another option. Although the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone may not have memory expansion card slots, you can expand the storage capacity of your favorite iOS devices by connecting a Wi-Fi enabled hard... Read more...
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... Read more...
Kingston is now shipping its Wi-Drive wireless storage device for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. This device uses a built-in Wi-Fi signal and is capable of streaming movies, music, and other content to your iOS device. The Wi-Drive comes in 16GB and 32GB capacities. The drive is compatible with the Apple iPad; iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4G (3G is limited to iOS 4.2.1 or higher); and iPod Touch Gen 3 and Gen 4. You can also use the drive with computers running Mac OS X (10.5.x or higher), Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP1, SP2), Windows XP (SP2, SP3), or Linux (v.2.6+ kernel). Kingston Wi-Drive Wireless Storage Solution Now Available in Retail / E-Tail in U.S., Canada Stylish Device Offers Portable,... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and our resident ¼ Geek Apprentice Michael (Dave's son) build a custom, high-end Gaming System for the winner of our totally awesome Dads and Grads sweepstakes! Enjoy this bad boy, Lamar! And a BIG thanks for entering the sweepstakes everyone! We’ll be announcing the next one soon! (Be sure to watch all the way to the very end--if you can handle the cuteness!)... Read more...
The braggarts over at Kingston Technology have reason to beat their chests and toot their own horns today. That's because Intel just crowned Kingston's ridiculously fast HyperX 2133MHz SO-DIMM 4GB notebook memory kits with its XMP certification, making these notebook modules the first and fastest to be validated, Kingston says. Adorned with Kingston's familiar blue heatspreaders, the company's 2133Mhz HyperX 4GB SO-DIMM (KHX2133C9S3K2/4GX) memory kits are tested at 2133MHz using CL9-11-9-27 timings at 1.5 volts. Kingston says it uses an ASRock HD65-MXM motherboard and Intel's second generation Core i7 2920XM processor to test these kits, which are designed to "push the current frequency boundaries... Read more...
When a new, innovative product pops out, it's almost always followed by an equally innovate product by a totally different company. For whatever reason, companies tend to start thinking about things and developing things simultaneously. Out popped the iPad, and then, out popped a zillion competing tablets. Out popped the GoFlex Satellite from Seagate, and now, out pops Kingston's Wi-Drive. If you're familiar with the former, you'll understand what the second one is all about -- the Wi-Drive is a wireless, portable storage solution, allows users to expand the number of documents, images, music and video files they can access from Apple devices. It looks like an average portable HDD at a glance,... Read more...
More SSDs? Yes, please! Competition can't come soon enough in the solid state drive market. Years after the first one was introduced, the majority of these are both too small and too expensive for most consumers to actually consider. But Kingston's pushing the performance barrier back, hopefully to allow lower-end units to proliferate the mainstream. For the hardcore, bleeding-edge junkies, you'll probably be interested in the company's first SandForce-based SSD, the HyperX SSD. It'll ship in 120GB and 240GB capacities as either a standalone drive or in a Bundle Kit. It's a SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/sec) SSD, allowing for equential read/write throughputs of 525/480MB/s, IOPS of 40,000/60,000 (240GB).... Read more...
MicroSD cards. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Okay, so that's definitely a stretch, and definitely doesn't genuinely apply to microSD cards, but if you're an Android user with loads of media, there's no doubt that these things are super important in your daily life. And just in case the 8GB or 16GB card that shipped with your smartphone is growing small on capacity, Kingston is introducing a new 32GB Class 10 microSDHC card into the family. That means that a 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB version is out there, a full plate to choose from. The Class 10 card offers a minimum data transfer rate of 10MB/s and when combined with an optional adapter, can be used as a full-size SDHC card. The... Read more...
Kingston is launching its DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 (DTU30G2) flash drive. As you can guess from its name, this drive uses a USB 3.0 controller. The new DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 supports read speeds up to 100MB/s, and writes speed up to 70 MB/s. When plugged into a USB 2.0 port, the drive offers read and write speeds of around 30MB/s. The drive is available in 16-, 32- and 64GB capacities. Kingston Digital Launches its Fastest USB 3.0 Flash Drive Allows users to transfer data faster than standard USB 2.0 Second generation solution offers higher performance Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 Fountain Valley, CA -- May 18, 2011 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory... Read more...
Plug-and-play, you say? Sounds good to us! Kingston Technology is back on the block with a new set of memory modules, and these are apparently even easier to get going than your average DIMM. They're the industry's first modules with Sandy Bridge-ready frequencies, and the plug-and-play nature utilizes JEDEC-compliant 1600MHz, 1866MHz values. The Hyper PnP series are designed specifically to work well with the second-generation Core i5 / i7 CPUs, and there's no BIOS tweaking needed. In addition, the modules are backwards compatible with previously released DDR3 systems on the market. Pricing ranges from $67 for a 4GB kit to $163 for 8GB of Non-ECC in SODIMM form, and all of 'em should be on sale... Read more...
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