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.
  • 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.
  • josejones
    Is that SATA Express? Jan 3, 2013 - Speedy 8Gbit, 16Gbit SATA Express systems coming this year