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Kingston Unveils First PCIe SSD: 1800 MB/s Read Speeds

Kingston is showing off something special at CES this year. The company today demonstrated a prototype HyperX drive in its ballroom at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. The drive is the company's fastest SSD and its very first PCIe SSD.

The HyperX SSD, which doesn't yet have a name, utilizes the LSI SandForce SF3700 Flash controller and will off read speeds of up to 1800 MB/s. The photo you see below is an early one, (courtesy of Kingston because official shots weren't available at the time of writing) and, as we mentioned above, this is just a prototype, so the final name, color and look have not yet been determined. One thing we do know is that it will carry the HyperX branding.

Though Kingston hasn't yet commented on availability, the company said it will be the first of many offerings that will 'revolutionize' Kingston's SSD portfolio. We're excited!

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  • Sakkura
    Pricing is what I'm wondering about here. Needs to be reasonably close to SATA SSD pricing to be relevant for consumers, 1800 MB/s speeds notwithstanding.
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  • lunyone
    Yeah this will probably be 2x SATA SSD prices, IMHO. I could be wrong, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was 2x the normal SSD price.
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  • josejones
    Is that SATA Express? Jan 3, 2013 - Speedy 8Gbit, 16Gbit SATA Express systems coming this yearhttp://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9235229/Speedy_8Gbit_16Gbit_SATA_Express_systems_coming_this_year
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  • biohazrdfear
    GOTTA GO FASTGOTTA GO FASTGOTTA GO FASTER, FASTER, FASTER-FASTER-FASTER
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  • brandonjclark
    It doesn't have a name? It reads Predator on the side, no?
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  • Sakkura
    12381828 said:
    Is that SATA Express? Jan 3, 2013 - Speedy 8Gbit, 16Gbit SATA Express systems coming this yearhttp://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9235229/Speedy_8Gbit_16Gbit_SATA_Express_systems_coming_this_year
    No, look at the picture. Clearly PCI Express.
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  • jdlobb
    shut up and take my money! If this thing is only 2x normal SSD price I will be preordering.
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  • ssdpro
    LSI SandForce SF3700 folks. Durawrite (compression optimization) is still present. This is the old "you need to use this type of data and this benchmark" to see the max numbers scheme. I am much more interested if OCZ/Toshiba/whatever they are get to releasing the PCIe solution based on Barefoot 3.
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  • goodguy713
    if its anything like the revo drive series you should plan on paying about 560 for a 240GB ..
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  • gordostacoshop
    I wonder what boot time is gonna be with this thing. I wonder if that will even be relevant when this finally hits shelves....and yes, I'm one of "those" people who bought an SSD solely for quick boot up of Windows. I booted my laptop (HDD) the other day and it felt like an eternity to the splash screen. Even the start up chime played in slow-mo.
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