In a perfect world, solid state drives would cost less than mechanical hard drives. Not just the small capacity, low performance SSDs either, but the beefier drives with fast read and write transfer speeds and big IOPS. We don't live in a perfect world, of course, so we have to settle for reasonably priced high performing SSDs, like Kingston's new SandForce-driven HyperX 3K line.
The HyperX 3K series is powered by the second generation SandForce SF-2281 processor and sport a SATA 6Gbps interface. Sequential read and write performance top out at 555MB/s and 510MB/s, respectively, on the 90GB, 120GB, and 240GB models. The 480GB model boasts 540MB/s reads and 450MB/s writes.
"The new Kingston HyperX 3K SSD is specifically designed to meet the needs of budget-minded gamers, PC enthusiasts and A/V professionals looking for powerful upgrades." said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "We are thrilled to offer an SSD that combines HyperX performance and Kingston quality at a lower price."
Prices are as follows:
The additional $10 for the upgrade bundle gets you a 2.5-inch USB enclosure, 3.5-inch bracket and mounting screws, SATA cable, hard drive cloning software, and multi-bit screwdriver.
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