Memory manufacturer Kingston has released a new SSD drive in their HyperX product portfolio. Named HyperX Predator PCIe, the newly released Solid State Drive is a high end storage device with the fastest speed in the existing lineup.
The HyperX Predator PCIe SSD will currently be available in two capacities- 240GB and 480GB but Kingston has confirmed a larger 960GB edition by the second quarter of the year.
Kingston claims the HyperX PCIe SSD will be faster than the traditional SATA based Solid State storage devices as the latest device will be using the generation 2.0 x4 interface which delivers 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speed for ultra-responsive multitasking.
The device comes powered by the Marvell 88SS9293 controller. It also features a M.2 form factor with an M.2 PCIe slot to ensure next-generation platform support.
However, motherboards without an M.2 socket can also install the drive via the half-height, half-length (HHHL) adapter.
"HyperX is happy to soon unleash its fastest HyperX SSD to date. The PCIe form factor showcases extreme speeds while processing both compressed and uncompressed data," said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. "We worked closely with Marvell to engineer this HyperX Predator PCIe SSD for higher performance and it more than delivers through its ultra-responsive multi-tasking and faster system performance."
Kingston has also announced a microSD card UHS-I Speed Class 3 with a claimed 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write (SDCA3) speed. The card far exceeds the SD Association's latest specification release, UHS-1 U3 (Ultra High-Speed Bus, Speed Class 3) rated for 30MB/s read/write.
The 90-80MB/s read-write speeds will allow sports/adventure enthusiasts and users alike to capture cinema-quality Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (2160p), 3D and 4K2K videos on high performance small devices such as smartphones and cameras used by thrill seekers. Additionally, video playback at all resolutions up to 4K2K can be done without stutter or interruption.
SDCA3 will soon be available in India as a stand-alone card or with an SD card adapter in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities and is water-, shock/vibration-, X-ray- and temperature-proof.
Kingston has also released cloud backup for the DataTraveller Locker+ G3 USB 3.0 flash drives. The DTLPG3 USB drives already feature hardware encrypted password protection for added security.
Addition of Cloud service to the drive will automatically backup the device data to user preferred cloud storage such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon S3, Dropbox or Box via Kingston developed ClevX USBtoCLOUD software. So if the user misplaces the drive all the files on the existing drive can be found in the user's Cloud account.
DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and is backed by a five-year warranty.