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Kingston's SSDNow V Series has been very successful for the company, and it was widely praised by reviewers when it originally launched. You know what companies do when they strike gold? They try to strike it once again. The storage mainstay is today launching their second-generation SSDNow V Series of solid state drives, which are geared for mainstream consumers, in particular entry-level or first-time SSD users. One of the main upgrades here is the addition of TRIM support and boosted overall performance, all while keeping the prices reasonable enough for traditional HDD users to consider the switch to Flash.The drives are expected to ship early next week, with capacities of 30GB, 64GB and... Read more...
Security often gets overlooked when we're talking about USB flash drives, but it's not to be taken lightly for those who carry around delicate files. Kingston has just introduced a new DataTraveler drive that's supposedly "ultra-secure," which means that it's "certified for government-approved secure data protection." The DataTraveler 5000 is IPS 140-2 Level 2 certified with Level 3 pending, and features 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption. That's a lot of words to say that this is one of the most secure drives you could ever buy, and frankly, it's probably more than you'll ever need unless your a government spy. It uses XTS cipher mode and also uses elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) algorithms... Read more...
Slip-ups and the like happen, but they're never fun to deal with. Thankfully, Kingston is helping those affected by their latest goof get over the bitter taste by giving them a new, bug-free replacement. In a world full of lackluster customer service, this is a welcome change to the norm. Evidently, a number of Kingston's DataTraveler Blackbox, DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition (DTSP) and DataTraveler Elite – Privacy Edition (DTEP) were shipped with inadequate security protocols, but the company will be replacing affected drives with new units that include "an improved security architecture." Kingston is offering its customers the following: a FIPS-certified replacement for the DTBB; and... Read more...
Kingston's original 40GB SSDNow drive has been a real hit for the storage company; or, at least that's the impression that we're getting now. In order to reach out to even more potential consumers who would love to swap out at least their boot drive to a solid state drive, the company has just announced the SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive. As you would expect, this is described as an "affordable way to boost the performance of your desktop computer." The unit will be priced as under 90 pounds in the UK, which enables it to be a fast, affordable way to seriously upgrade the speed and performance of your PC. Just as an example, Kingston promises that application loading will be nearly 6x faster... Read more...
When dealing with solid state drives, we hear the words "durable" and "reliable" with an insane amount of frequency. Naturally, those two words are two of the biggest selling points when it comes to convincing someone that an SSD is what they should purchase over an HDD, and while we all that speed is the real reason you opt for one, Kingston's latest demonstration really does a great job at showing how accurate those first two claims are (at least on Kingston units, anyway). The video shows a quick baseball match being played, but instead of using a ball and bat, the players use an SSD and bat. "Here comes the pitch...the swing, and the crack of the bat sends it flying!" You can almost smell... Read more...
Kingston is helping companies secure mobile data with its new DataTraveler Locker+ USB Flash drive. This new flash drive encrypts 100% of the contents using 256-bit hardware-based AES encryption. Access to the drive's contents requires a complex password. Brute force attacks against the drive are reduced since the drive locks down and reformats after 10 incorrect attempts. The new DataTraveler Locker+ is available in capacities up to 32GB. Kingston also offers the DataTraveler Locker which allows for both a public and an encrypted zone. Kingston Digital Ships Secure, Affordable USB Flash Drive DataTraveler Locker+ Allows Portable Security at Lower Cost Fountain Valley, CA -- November 17, 2009... Read more...
Kingston is now shipping 12GB HyperX 1600MHz memory kits for Core i7. With this latest addition, Kingston is filling out its family of HyperX offerings for the X58 platform. Since the kits come as six 2GB modules, there is limited motherboard support right now, but if you're looking for some high performance memory for a compatible motherboard, this might be just what you want. Kingston Technology Ships 12GB HyperX Kits for Intel Core i7, X58 Platforms Fountain Valley, CA -- November 16, 2009 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is adding 12GB triple-channel HyperX® memory kits in support of Intel’s LGA1366 Core i7™... Read more...
Thanks to a new partnership between Kingston and Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE), a division of Paramount Pictures, you'll have another option for purchasing your favorite movies: flash memory. Instead of buying a traditional DVD or Blu-ray Disc, the two companies are hoping you'll like their new offer to purchase movies on Kingston USB drives and SD cards. Full-length motion picture feature films will be available to consumers as part of a bundle package and for sale. “This unique agreement enables PDE to make available its entertainment offerings on USB and SD cards,” said Alex Carloss, EVP and GM of Paramount Digital Entertainment. “As more and more movies are viewed on computers and... Read more...
We just got our hands on a new product Kingston is announcing today, targeted at PC owners in the market for a relatively inexpensive SSD upgrade to boost system performance.Kingston is marketing the new 40GB Desktop Upgrade Kit as a performance upgrade for existing system owners hindered by the performance of their spinning hard drives. Instead of offering a high-capacity SSD as part of the kit, however, Kingston went with an Intel-built, Kingston branded, low-capacity SSD. A representative from Kingston contended that SSDs were considered a performance upgrades by most PC enthusiasts, and not storage / capacity upgrades. As such, the Kingston 40GB Desktop Upgrade Kit is designed to replace... Read more...
HDTVs just keep growing larger and larger. So do prices on data plan rates. But we can think of a few things that just keep shrinking: CPUs, GPUs and USB card readers. Frankly, it's amazing just how small some USB flash drives and card readers are these days. Some of 'em just seem too small for your own good, and some of 'em seem more likely to get lost than used. Enter Kingston's MobileLiteG2, a second generation card reader that fits pretty well into the latter category we described above. Measuring just 2.45" x 1.16" x 0.646" in size, this incredibly tiny device is one of the smallest card readers we've seen--at least one of the smallest that accepts such a wide variety of card formats. Outside... Read more...
When it comes to Kingston, you can bank on it being about one of two things: new memory or new flash drives. Today, we're taking a peek at the latter, with Kingston Technology taking the opportunity to increase read and write speeds on its DataTraveler 410 USB flash drive.Shipping in capacities up to 32GB, the drive can now support 20MB/sec. read and write rates--a move that follows a recent speed bump of the higher capacities (16- and 32GB) of Kingston’s consumer-level DataTraveler I, DataTraveler 101 and DataTraveler 112 drives to read and write speeds of 10MB/sec. Oddly, there's no word on the technical reasons behind the change, and this definitely doesn't have anything to do with USB 3.0.... Read more...
Kingston has released super-fast 2133MHz HyperX memory to support Intel's new LGA1156 Core i5 and Core i7 systems. For users of all levels who want to take advantage of the Core i5 platform, Kingston is offering a family of XMP-ready HyperX products in different frequencies ranging from 1333MHz to 2133MHz. For users who want to take advantage of 64-bit operating systems, two new 8GB kits in 1333MHz and 1600MHz frequencies will be available later this month. Full specifications and additional details are available below. Kingston Technology First to Ship 2133MHz Memory for Intel Core i5 Platform Kingston Technology Releases 2133MHz HyperX for Core i5 and P55 Systems Fast HyperX 4GB Kits Available... Read more...
As details of upcoming Lynnfield processors and P55 chipset-based motherboards hit the scene, there is a growing buzz within the industry about the effects of bringing Nehalem down into the mainstream market segments. While X58 and Core i7 performance dominates, complete system pricing has kept some average consumers looking to upgrade wistfully on the fence. That roadblock will likely been cleared by P55 as the companies involved eagerly expect to see widespread adoption of the high performing and relatively affordable platform. On August 18, 2009, Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, California was host to Gigabyte's Invitational Press Day. The affair promised to provide an informative look at Intel's... Read more...
As details of upcoming Lynnfield processors and P55 chipset-based motherboards hit the scene, there is a growing buzz within the industry about the effects of bringing Nehalem down into the mainstream market segments. While X58 and Core i7 performance dominates, complete system pricing has kept some average consumers looking to upgrade wistfully on the fence. That roadblock will likely be cleared by P55 as the companies involved eagerly expect to see widespread adoption of the high performing and relatively affordable platform.   On August 18, 2009, Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, California was host to Gigabyte's Invitational Press Day. The affair promised to provide an... Read more...
Just a few months after Kingston Technology came forward with its SSDNow V 'Value' series of solid state drives, the outfit is now issuing a slight upgrade with the SSDNow V+. Promising higher capacity, higher IOPS and faster read/write speeds, the new 2.5" V+ SSD lineup takes things as high as 256GB and is aimed at power users, system builders, system integrators, and in demanding corporate environments.We're told to expect random 4K read speeds of up to 6,300 IOPS, and random 4K writes of up to 291 IOPS, not to mention a sequential read speed of up to 220MB/second alongside write speeds of up to 180MB/second. The drives use a standard SATA interface and are available now in the USA in 64GB,... Read more...
C'mon - you know you've always wanted to be able to carry 54 DVDs in your pocket. Kingston Technology Europe has come out with a 256GB USB flash drive, which can hold a LOT of stuff. How much? Try 51,000 images. Or how about 365 CDs (one for every day of the year)? A database of documents that, if printed out and piled up, would reach 1 kilometer high? Or, of course, the aforementioned 54 DVDs, though one might suppose that would depend on what kind of movies were on those DVDs: three-hour epics such as Ben-Hur or Gone with the Wind versus, say, the 97-minute Weekend At Bernie's. The drive can be password-protected on Windows systems and "is enhanced for Windows Readyboost," which means it has... Read more...
It may not be here as soon as we'd like it (you know, like yesterday), but Intel's Core i5 platform is definitely on the way. If you needed just one more modicum of proof, have a look at the latest blast from Kingston. Today, one of the mainstays in the memory industry announced that a pair of its 1333MHz DDR3 offerings have already been validated by Intel for "use in its upcoming Core i5 systems."We hate to read too far between the lines, but if Intel is already validating memory for its Core i5 platform, then Core i5 must be at least decently close to release, right? At any rate, the lucky modules in question are Kingston part numbers KVR1333D3S9/1G and 2G, both of which cleared hurdles on... Read more...
The more well-known industry trade shows, like CES, Computex, and E3, are not necessarily the only venues where technology journalists can get a gander at the latest-and-greatest offerings from a bevy of tech companies. Pepcom is a Florida-based company that holds mini tech trade-shows for the media throughout the year, and its most-recent event was the Digital Experience Rock 'N' Bowl held in New York City on June 24. (Each of Pepcom's events has a theme, which helps create a somewhat of a party atmosphere. Also, one sure way to get journalists to come to an event is to offer free food and drinks.) We spent some time at the event, speaking with a number of vendors about their latest wares. We... Read more...
The more well-known industry trade shows, like CES, Computex, and E3, are not necessarily the only venues where technology journalists can get a gander at the latest-and-greatest offerings from a bevy of tech companies. Pepcom is a Florida-based company that holds mini tech trade-shows for the media throughout the year, and its most-recent event was the Digital Experience Rock 'N' Bowl held in New York City on June 24. (Each of Pepcom's events has a theme, which helps create a somewhat of a party atmosphere. Also, one sure way to get journalists to come to an event is to offer free food and drinks.) We spent some time at the event, speaking with a number of vendors about their latest wares. We... Read more...
Kingston Technology Adds T1 Heatspreaders to Popular HyperX 1600MHz 6GB Triple-Channel Kits for Intel Core i7 SystemsHigh-Profile Heatspreaders Improve Thermal Conditions When Overclocking Fountain Valley, CA – June 22, 2009 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping its HyperX 1600MHz triple-channel kits with the high-profile T1 heatspreaders. The 1600MHz frequency is a sweet spot amongst gamers, and combining it with the popular T1 heatspreaders gives enthusiasts a performance advantage through improved heat diffusion while overclocking and gaming. The new 1600MHz kit (Kingston® part #: KHX12800D3T1K3/6GX) is available... Read more...
If you’re looking for some serious storage in a portable form, Kingston has you covered with its latest DataTraveler 200 USB Flash drive. Claimed to be the world’s first 128GB USB Flash drive, the DataTraveler 200 not only provides plenty of storage, but it also comes with password protection to help secure important files. For users who require slightly less storage capacity, the DataTraveler 200 is also available in 32GB and 64GB capacities. The 128GB drive is build-to-order only and customers can purchase it through normal channels. Read on for additional details in the press release. Kingston Technology First to Market with 128GB USB Flash Drive Large Capacity, Password Protection on New... Read more...
I just had an unexpected package arrive at the door. In it was one of Kingston's brand new HyperX memory cooling fans.Like most other memory coolers, the HyperX Fan mounts to the retention clips on either side of the RAM slots on a motherboard. It has two blue-lighted, 60mm fans that blow air down on the DIMMs that reside in the slots below.       Kingston's HyperX Fan   The entire assembly is very light-weight and according to Kingston the fans generate little noise--somewhere in the neighborhood of 28db (maximum). Anyway, we thought you'd like to check out some pics of the unit to close out the week. We've also got a video of the HyperX fan in-action below if you'd... Read more...
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