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Kingston Shows External USB 3.0 HyperX SSD

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.

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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.

  • requiemsallure
    i would love one of these, i was waiting for something like this, its why i bought my P7P55D-E
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  • ikoliss
    wooo, Finally!!
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  • itadakimasu
    Are the high prices due to manufacturing, or R&D ? I'd guess the price would be slightly more than comparable internal drives that are out now.
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  • figgus
    I'm not sure I see the point, to be honest. SSDs are great for boot drives and often used programs, but to use them for "storage" beyond that just isn't cost effective.

    Are you really going to store movies and music on an SSD? Even if you did, would you need that kind of speed?

    What use is a smaller, faster external drive?
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  • segio526
    The only value I can see in this is when noise is a factor or for use at extremely high altitudes. Although, what would a mountain climber need an external SSD for? Their laptop and cameras would be already using SSDs.

    Off topic, what coolers are they using in that case?!?!
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  • djdarko321
    thatd be gr8 for audio samples and the go. less latencies between ur DAW or VDJ workstation and audio files when going mobile. but any audio or video person knows that having your samples on another drive (especially faster as another SSD) greatly helps
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  • oxxfatelostxxo
    Are you really going to store movies and music on an SSD? Even if you did, would you need that kind of speed?

    I would think the benefiet would be more for installing intensive programs CADD, photoshop ect on something like a labtop that can only contain 1 drive, So lets say your main is a SSD already but your size requirements arnt large, but u run alot of intensive programs..
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  • Computer_Lots
    Anybody else think it's weird that they're using a giant RAM cooler and a cheap old stock cooler for the CPU?
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  • the last resort
    ^^ look at the GPU cooler.
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  • ThisIsMe
    Computer_LotsAnybody else think it's weird that they're using a giant RAM cooler and a cheap old stock cooler for the CPU?It's Kingston
    You know, the "memory" company.
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