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Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD

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Posted August 29, 2011 by Jake in Storage
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Introduction

We’ve seen SandForce-based solid state drives become very popular over the last while as prices have continued to drop and consumers are taking notice of the impressive overall system boost that these SSDs can offer. But for those who may want something with a bit more packed with all that horsepower under the hood, today we have the Kingston HyperX SSD.

The HyperX is the latest solid state drive from Kingston, using the name that made them famous from their vaunted memory products. It seems that Kingston is moving ahead in the game, away from the SSDNow moniker. This is fitting, as the HyperX drive sports the latest SandForce controller and promising massive performance increases from its predecessor and competitors.

Solid State Drives are the exotics of the computer world, boosting performance increases in leaps and bounds.The Kingston HyperX isn’t cheap but it is very competitve against other 240GB SandForce drives, looking to offer blistering speed for enthusiasts with a healthy budget.

Let’s jump right in and see what this drive can do.

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.

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