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January 9, 2016

Kingston Releases KC400 Series Enterprise Client SSDs

Kingston has just announced the KC400 series enterprise client SATA SSDs, further expanding its SSDNow family.

Manufacturer Kingston Capacity 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB Controller Phison S3110-S10 Interface SATA 6Gb/s Sequential Read/Write 550/450MB/s 550/540MB/s 550/530MB/s 550/530MB/s 4K Random Read/Write 88,000/87,000 IOPS 88,000/88,000 IOPS 86,000/86,000 IOPS 86,000/89,000 IOPS NAND TBD Pricing TBD

Designed for businesses and enterprise level clients, the KC400 is equipped with numerous safety measures to ensure data integrity. It provides end-to-end data path protection, SmartECC multi-level error correction, and SmartRefresh to refresh blocks when necessary. All of these [...]

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November 12, 2015

Kingston Updates Their HyperX Savage and Predator DDR4 Kits with High Capacity 16GB DIMMS

For those looking to maximize their systems RAM, Kingstons HyperX has released their high capacity 16GB DIMMS on the Savage and Predator lines  allowing users to jump to 64GB on 4 slot boards to 128GB on 8 slot boards. For users who need or just plain want this much memory this is some pretty awesome news. Users on Intel’s X99 or 100 series motherboards or those looking to upgrade soon should find this pretty interesting.

Both product lines cater to enthusiasts and gamers who want fast speeds and aggressive timings. HyperX Savage DDR4 is now available as a 2666MHz 128GB kit of eight with each DIMM containing a massive 16GB of RAM. It joins a family of other [...]

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June 28, 2015

Review: Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD

Kingston’s New Mid-Tier HyperX SSD

At CES earlier this year, Kingston had probably one of the biggest product showings we’ve seen in the past few years. Along with new flash drives, memory cards, and gaming peripherals, Kingston also showed off several new SSDs including their new flagship HyperX Predator PCIe SSD, several new enterprise SSDs, and a new mid-range HyperX SATA SSD, the Kingston HyperX Savage.

After several years of selling the SandForce SF-2281 powered HyperX and HyperX 3K SSDs as the Kingston HyperX SSD lineup, Kingston is now moving to newer controller technologies with the HyperX Predator using Marvell and the HyperX Savage using Phison. [...]

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June 12, 2015

Computex 2015: Kingston Twerking Ad, 128GB DDR4, LED-Lit Memory, Pink Cloud II Headset

No trip to Computex would ever be complete without a visit to our friends at Kingston and with most of their latest products launched at CES earlier this year, Computex was relatively low key for the “king” of memory.

Among the latest products to be launched is a new pink version of the HyperX Cloud II gaming headset (as seen above). This is pretty much the same HyperX Cloud II that we reviewed previously except now it comes in a cute pink color, presumably for that cute gamer girl (or boy) in your life.

Pricing on the new headset will be identical to the already released red/black and gunmetal editions of the headset. It’s currently available [...]

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April 7, 2015

Review: Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD 480GB

The Fastest M.2 Drive You Can Buy Today

Earlier this year I visited Kingston at CES, and while it’s typically uncommon with memory companies to unveil a ton of new stuff, Kingston actually had quite the showing with the centerpiece of it all being their new HyperX Predator PCIe SSD. Of course, this wasn’t the first time Kingston had showed off the HyperX Predator. Back at Computex last year, Kingston was extremely excited to show off early prototypes of the HyperX Predator although I had my doubts whether it’d come to market within a reasonable timeframe. The reason for this is because up until the HyperX Predator, Kingston had never been in the PCIe SSD market nor [...]

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February 19, 2015

CPCR Server Upgrade 2015: New Hardware Overview

Self-Hosted Bliss

When I originally founded Custom PC Review back in 2012, it was nothing more than a small personal blog running off some run of the mill shared hosting. Since then the site has grown quite a bit, and along with the type of infrastructure hosting the site as well.

The first type of hosting infrastructure for CPCR was shared hosting. While shared hosting was a good, cheap option to get started, the site faced constant crashes as soon as any surge of traffic rolled in. Several months after starting the site I was facing more downtime than uptime, so I decided it was time to upgrade to a VPS. Unlike shared hosting where tons [...]

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February 11, 2015

Review: Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset

Floating in the Clouds

When we went to Kingston’s booth at CES 2015 last month, we got a chance to check out a ton of new memory products including new memory, SSDs, memory cards and flash drives. Along with their plethora of memory products, Kingston is also pumping up their peripherals lineup with a new gaming headset and some upcoming gaming mousepads as well.

Today we’ll be reviewing their new gaming headset, the Kingston Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset. Now the first generation Kingston HyperX Cloud headset was a pretty good headset. Although we only got to test the headset at various events, we were fairly impressed with it as it not only [...]

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January 28, 2015

Best MicroSD Memory Card Review Roundup – 2015 Update

12 MicroSD (MicroSDHC/MicroSDXC) Cards Tested

Back in late 2012, we rounded up a total of thirteen memory cards from a number of memory card vendors and put them to the test in both synthetic and real world applications. At the time, we tested both SD and CF cards from various vendors to find out which of the cards performed the best, which of the cards provided best value, and at which point do returns begin to diminish in the real world. Ever since we published that article, many of you have asked us for an update which is already in the works pending a couple more samples from various memory card vendors.

Now one type of memory card we’ve never [...]

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January 11, 2015

CES 2015: Kingston’s HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD, HyperX Savage SATA SSD

For CES 2015, Kingston showed off several new SSDs including the Marvell Altaplus powered HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD, which we first covered back at Computex last year.

Spec wise, the HyperX Predator SSD hasn’t really changed much. It’s still based on the Marvell 88SS9293 Altaplus controller, it’ll use Toshiba’s 2nd generation 19nm toggle mode MLC, and it’s still very very fast. Performance is expected to clock in at ~1,400/~1,000 MB/s sequential reads/writes and ~100K+/~100K+ 4K random read/write IOPS via PCIe Gen 2 x4, but Kingston says they’re still working on tuning the drive for better performance. [...]

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July 18, 2014

Inside the Kingston HyperX Division

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably pretty familiar with Kingston Technology and what they do. After all, we’ve reviewed quite a bit of Kingston products over the years.

Two years ago, we made a trip to Kingston headquarters in Fountain Valley, California where some of Kingston’s finest employees took us on a grand tour of their USA manufacturing operations, giving us a good idea as to why Kingston is the top 3rd party memory manufacturer in the world.

Recently, Kingston invited us back to their offices to have a look at their new HyperX division dedicated to making HyperX the premier brand for gamers and hardware [...]

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June 8, 2014

Computex 2014: LSI SandForce SF3700 Update (feat. ADATA, Kingston)

After announcing the SandForce SF3700 back in November of last year, LSI SandForce and their board partners have been relatively quiet on the upcoming controller. At CES earlier this year, we were hopeful that LSI was going to announce that drives with the SF3700 would be shipping soon, but instead we were greeted with news that they were still working on the firmware to lower heat/increase performance, and it wouldn’t be until 2H 2014 when SSDs would begin shipping with the upcoming controller.

For Computex then, we were confident that LSI SandForce would announce that they had begun shipping the SF3700 series controllers, but once again [...]

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June 6, 2014

Computex 2014: Kingston HyperX M.2 PCIe x4 Marvell Altaplus Powered SSD

With LSI’s SandForce division changing hands numerous times within a matter of months and the seemingly endless delays with SandForce’s long anticipated SF3700 series controller, even SandForce’s largest partners are looking into different controller options for their upcoming SSD offerings.

At a recent HyperX event here at Computex, Kingston recently introduced a new HyperX PCIe x4 SSD this time around with a Marvell 88SS9293 (Codename Altaplus) controller. The HyperX SSD is also paired with Toshiba’s latest 2nd generation 19nm toggle mode MLC NAND.

Kingston didn’t provide much additional information [...]

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