CES 2013 PureOC Coverage
Here’s a first good look at one of Kingston’s new products coming in 2013. We have a 1TB Thumb drive. One of the interesting items to note from this item is Kingston’s design to get to that 1TB storage. They have NANO chips laid out and stacked to get the storage they need into such a small form factor. Kingston also went above and beyond here, showing the drive plugged into a LIVE system, showing us that it was NOT a mock up drive but a full an functioning drive. While the retail price on this drive has not yet been determined, we got a ball park figure of somewhere in the $1400-$1600 USD.
While they also talked about a small capacity drive being avaialble they didn’t have one on-hand plugged into a system. They showed us a drive that is 500GB which will come with a lighter cost.
If you recall, a few years ago Kingston released a product called the MobileLite device. Well Kingston has revamped its design and is making this a WiFi unit. While the display we looked at was labeled Wi-Drive+, this unit doesn’t have a drive installed like its previous Wi-Drive. However this unit will allow for 3 wifi devices to be connected to it and has ports for 1 USB external drive, SD Memory Card and MicroSD card. This is a great item for those with Tablets and phones looking for extra space, and you can carry this in your backpack for additional drives or memory needed.
This item has not yet been released but is in its prototype phase; however, we expect the unit to be similar to the design you see here.
Here’s another look at the unit allowing an SD card and MicroSD card to be input.
Kingston, one of the leaders in SSD drives, set out for a challenge in trying to create a server with consumer over the counter hardware for a cost efficient way for them to be able to hit 1.8 million IOPS. Here they have 24 E100 SSDS doing this and we got a chance to see this in action.
Let’s take a look at the set-up they had.
Kingston also had a system set-up for testing drives read and right speeds, and here we are looking at a system build from over-the-counter consumer parts with 16 SSD’s able to create 6000MB/s in raid-zero. This is a little over kill for most consumers but you are able to see what they are capable of.
Here’s another look here of the system build.