If you have been meaning to get your hands on a brand new SSD for your computer, it appears that the Kingston HyperX SSD powered by SandForce is finally shipping and it could be an SSD worth checking out.
Announced a couple of months ago, the HyperX SSD powered by SandForce is now ready for shipping and it will come in capacities of 120GB and 240GB. Kingston is claiming that their HyperX SSDs are apparently capable of sequential read speeds up to 555MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 510MB/s, with its 4KB random performance tops out at 95,000 IOPS read and 70,000 IOPS write.
SandForce’s collaboration comes in the form of the SandForce SF-2281 controller that can commonly be found in many high-end SSD drives. The drives will be available stand-alone or come bundled as part of an install-ready “HyperX Upgrade Kit”. According to the press release, the “HyperX Upgrde Kit” includes Acronis® True Image™ HD migration software, desktop mounting plate, external drive bay, multi-head screwdriver, and a SATA data cable.
Price wise standalone models of the drives will retail for $269.99 for the 120GB and $519.99 for the 240GB, with the HyperX Bundle Kits for the 120GB and 240GB priced at $284.99 and $539.99 respectively.