Kingston Announces its First SandForce-Based SSD

premiumgfx - June 3, 2011 09:25PM in Storage / Hard Drives

Kingston today announced that it has partnered with SandForce to produce its first SandForce-based SSD, named the HyperX SSD. The new SSD features the SandForce SF-2281 controller which supports the SATA 6Gb/s interface. The HyperX SSD offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 525MB/s and 480MB/s respectively, and up to 40,000/60,000 IOPS (sustained random 4K read/write). Other features include SandForce's DuraClass technology for increased reliability and performance, advanced wear-leveling technology, TRIM/SMART support and Intel 25nm compute NAND (P/E 5K) flash memory.

Ariel Perez, SSD business manager at Kingston said that "the SandForce controller allows us to deliver the high-end performance that is needed for power-users, gamers, and enthusiasts. Integrating a final production quality controller and firmware, and undergoing extensive testing has been an exacting process, but well worth the wait. By pairing SandForce's latest controller with Intel 25nm compute NAND (P/E 5K), we have built an SSD that meets the requirements set by true enthusiasts."

The HyperX SSD will be available in 120GB and 240GB variants, both backed by a three-year warranty. Kingston did not release any details regarding the availability or pricing of the HyperX SSD.