Kingston ships new HyperX “Impact” Memory, Fury SSD and M.2 2280 SATA SSD for Laptops
Kingston took the wraps off of their new M. 2 2280 SATA SSD today at Computex in Taipei. Shipping in a few days, the new SSD with 22mm x 80mm dimensions provides a skinny, caseless form factor ideal to the newest ultra-thin laptops and Ultrabooks, along with smaller embedded systems and desktop motherboards that support the recently released Intel Z97 chipset.
Kingston’s M. 2 2280 SATA SSD features advanced garbage collection, wear leveling and TRIM support to stay drive performance consistent during the life from the drive. SATA DevSleep enables power management and minimal power consumption while also allowing devices to remain on and connected without dramatically reducing battery life. The M. 2 2280 SSD also features firmware-based power-loss protection to keep data integrity in case you have an unexpected power loss or unsafe shutdown of your respective laptop.
The Kingston M. 2 2280 SATA SSD will start shipping inside the 120GB capacity with 240GB and 480GB to follow in Q3 2014. The SSD is backed using a three-year warranty and free technical support.
Here are Kingston’s baseline performance numbers for the M.2 2280 SSD:
- Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO): 550MB/s Read and 520MB/s Write
- Incompressible Data Transfer (AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark): 500MB/s Read and 330MB/s Write
- IOMETER: Maximum Random 4k Read/Write up to 66,000/ up to 65,000 IOPS, Random 4k Read/Write up to 46,000/ up to 4,500 IOPS
- PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score: 56,000
- PCMARK 8 Storage Bandwidth: 215 MB/s
- Power consumption: 0.09 W Idle / 1.11 W Avg / 1.02W (MAX) Read / 2.86 W (MAX) Write
Kingston also announced several new additions to its HyperX product lines. HyperX is that the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology and currently offers DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and headsets for PC gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts.
The new HyperX Impact memory for gamers and enthusiasts who wish to upgrade and boost their laptop performance replaces Kingston’s current SO-DIMM offerings under Genesis, PnP and LoVo into one family.
Kingston claims HyperX Impact achieved a global record for the quickest SO-DIMM frequency running at 2666MHz. HyperX Impact memory will ship in frequencies starting from 1600MHz for an industry-fastest 2400MHz in capacities of 4GB and 8GB single modules and 8GB to16GB kits of two. Voltages start at 1. 35V and upgrading is effortless as Plug and Play (PnP ) functionality is designed into every module to automatically overclock within the internal system speed allowance without manual tuning.
Additionally, the new HyperX FURY SSD features locked synchronous NAND and it is powered from the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller with SATA Rev 3. 0 (6GB / s ) performance. This new, entry-level solid-state drive should deliver read / write speeds of 500 / 500MB / s and is really a logical upgrade choice for laptop owners who desire quicker boot times and application loading. It will come in 120GB and 240GB capacities and comes by having an included 7mm to 9. 5mm adapter. It‘s backed using a three-year warranty and free live technical support.
Kingston also previewed the forthcoming special White Edition HyperX Cloud headset (essentially a similar like the black HyperX Cloud, but with white ear cups and stitching ) along with the HyperX Skyn, a paper-thin hard mouse pad by having an adhesive bottom to stick with a desk but is removable having a lift of the tab upon the side.
HyperX Impact Memory Features and Specifications:
- Capacities: 4GB, 8GB (single) and 8GB, 16GB (kits)
- Frequency: (speed) 1600MHz–2400MHz
- Channel Architecture: Dual Channel
- Latency: CL9-CL12
- Voltage: 1.35V
- Operating Temperature: 0°C to 85°C
- Storage Temperature: -55°C to 100°C
- Dimensions: 68.1mm x 30.45mm
- Chipsets Compatible: with HM65, HM67, HM70, HM75, HM76, HM77, HM86, HM87, QM67, QM87, QS67, UM67 and UM77 Intel chipsets