Kingston launches HyperX 3K SSD series in India, starting Rs. 8,500

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated Apr 12 2012
Kingston launches HyperX 3K SSD series in India, starting Rs. 8,500

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Kingston India has launched its HyperX 3K SSD series of SATA 6Gbps solid state drives, powered by the second-generation SandForce SF-2281 controller. Designed as a performance upgrade for budget gamers and builders, the HyperX 3K SSD series range starts from Rs. 8,500 for the 90GB model, with 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacity models also available.

The Kingston HyperX 3K SSD series offers sequential read/write throughputs of 555/510MB/s, maximum random read/write IOPS of 85k/74k, and MLC NAND (3k P/E cycles). It features SandForce DuraClass and DuraWrite technology for endurance and maximum life span even in intense environments.

The HyperX 3K SSD comes in a black and aluminum case design, and can be bought either as a stand-alone drive, or as an upgrade kit with the necessary adapters. It comes with three-year warranty and free technical support.

Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston spoke about the HyperX 3K SSD series: “Kingston is devoted to offering the best upgrade solution for every market segment. 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. We are thrilled to offer an SSD that combines HyperX performance and Kingston quality at a lower price.”

Complete HyperX 3K Upgrade Kit


Kingston HyperX 3KSolid-State Drives
Part Number

Capacity and Features

90GB Stand-alone SSD
120GB Stand-alone SSD
240GB Stand-alone SSD
480GB Stand-alone SSD
90GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit
120GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit
240GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit
480GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit

Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Features & Specifications:


·        Form Factor: 2.5"

·        Controller: SandForce SF-2281

·        Components: MLC NAND (3k P/E Cycles)

·        Interface: SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev 2.0 (3Gb/s)

·        Capacities1: 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB

·        Sequential Read/Write (SATA Rev. 3.0)2:

90GB   – 555/510MB/s
120GB – 555/510MB/s
240GB – 555/510MB/s
480GB – 540/450MB/s

·        Sustained 4KB Random Read/Write3:

90GB – 20,000/50,000 IOPS
120GB – 20,000/60,000 IOPS
240GB – 40,000/57,000 IOPS
480GB – 60,000/45,000 IOPS

·        Max 4KB Random Read/Write3:

90GB – 85,000/74,000 IOPS

120GB –85,000/73,000 IOPS
240GB –86,000/60,000 IOPS
480GB –75,000/48,000 IOPS

·         Dimension: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm

·         Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and Garbage Collection

·        Shock Resistance: 1500G

·        Storage Temperatures: -40° C to 85° C

·         Operating Temperatures: 0°C to 70°C

·        Vibration Operating: 2.17G

·        Vibration Non-operating: 20G

·        MTBF: 1,000,000 Hrs

·        PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score4:

90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB: 60,000

·         Power Consumption:

0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.58 W (TYP) Read / 2.11 W (TYP) Write

·        Warranty/Support: Three-year warranty with free technical support


1 Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at

2 Based on “out-of-box performance” with ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.41. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.

3 Based on “out-of-box performance” with IOMeter 2008.

4 Test System: ASRock 67 Motherboard, Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz CPU, 8GB System Memory, NVIDIA GTX 460 Video Card, SSD tested as secondary drive with results based on “out-of-box” performance.

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