Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review
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Specifications, Pricing and Availability
Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston Technology now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. In 2007, the company's sales exceeded $4.5 billion. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,500 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in America” by Fortune magazine, Kingston’s tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in its people is essential, and each employee is a vital part of Kingston’s success.
Looking over the product specifications as given by Kingston, we find they list compressible reads at 555MB/s and compressible writes at 510MB/s. This is normal for what we would expect from an LSI SandForce Driven drive on 5 series firmware. Looking at the specified Maximum write IOPS we see that they are touting the HyperX 3K with its 3K P/E synchronous NAND as being capable of 86,000 IOPS with a 4k alignment. Maximum read IOPS is listed at 60,000 IOPS at a 4k alignment. As you will soon see, all of these figures are conservative. The HyperX 3K comes with an industry standard 3 year warranty. We have the upgrade package which is the industry’s most complete package as you will see.
The upgrade package we have is available from Amazon for $235 (click here) . This is under $1 per gigabyte which is a great price considering all the extras that come with the upgrade kit.