Kingston demonstrated at a private event in Taiwan an early working model of its upcoming external SSD solution that runs on the USB 3.0 interface.
As part of its high-performance line, the external SSD will bear the HyperX brand as well as the blue-colored theme. The official target speed is 195 MB/s sequential read and 160 MB/s sequential write, but we got to see a real working model in action.
The drive comes with an external cable that's able to auto-detect and switch between USB 2.0 and 3.0. The drive itself will also indicate which interface it is running on, with a green light indicating USB 2.0 and a blue light signaling USB 3.0
The drives will come in 64, 128 and 256GB capacities. Kingston isn't ready to talk about price or which controller and NAND chips that it is using for this product yet, but we'll find out soon before the planned August 2010 launch date.