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January 17, 2017

CES 2017: HyperX Shows Off HyperX Predator RGB DDR4 Memory, Cloud Revolver S Headset, ALLOY Elite RGB Keyboard, Pulsefire Mouse

Down the hall from Kingston’s CES 2017 suite was HyperX, the gaming and performance components division of Kingston, which now seems to be becoming more independent than ever.

The most impressive showing at the HyperX suite was their upcoming HyperX Predator LED which is an upcoming RGB LED lit high performance memory kit. Unlike other kits on the market, the HyperX Predator LED is able to communicate with the system directly through the memory slots through a proprietary method which is supposed by all the biggest motherboard makers such as ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI. With this, the LEDs on the HyperX Predator LED can be controlled via a software application [...]

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January 15, 2017

CES 2017: Kingston Unveils 2TB DataTraveler Flash Drive, A400 Entry Level SSD

During CES 2017, we stopped by the Kingston suite who had several new memory products to showcase including a brand new world’s highest capacity flash drive and an upcoming value SSD.

 

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT

When Kingston launched the DataTraveler Ultimate back at CES 2013, it was touted as the highest capacity flash drive ever made, touting up to 1TB of storage in a very compact form factor. With the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT, Kingston beats that by doubling the capacity to 2TB while still keeping the drive in the same compact form factor.

Performance unfortunately hasn’t changed a whole lot [...]

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January 14, 2017

How We Built a DIY Home Office Server Using FreeNAS

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Being an Editor here at Custom PC Review, I’m constantly in need of lots of mass storage. At CES 2017, I took over 1,000 14-bit RAW images using a Nikon D800 camera which generated files somewhere between 40MB-45MB each. After exporting them, another set of images are then created which take less, but still require quite a significant amount of storage space. Tack that onto 50Mbps 1080p video along with the thought of possibly doing 4K video down the road and the need for lots of reliable storage quickly adds up.

Of course, the easy solution is to throw a couple hard drives into your PC because that’s cheap and easy, but I also wanted the data [...]

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November 2, 2016

Kingston Launches 256GB Class 10 UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card

With the ever expanding storage requirements of smartphones, cameras, and other mobile devices, the need for microSD storage capacity has been growing at an exponential rate prompting companies to offer ever increasing capacities of their memory cards.

Case in point is Kingston’s latest microSDXC memory card which now offers storage capacity up to 256GB. Previously, the Kingston microSDXC memory cards were only available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.

“We are excited to ship our new higher capacity 256GB microSDXC card for consumers who need more storage for photos, videos and other data,” said Annette Chan, Flash memory business manager, [...]

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October 26, 2016

HyperX Launches ALLOY FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $99.99

Kingston’s HyperX brand has been aggressively expanding into the gaming peripherals market and their latest introduction is the ALLOY FPS mechanical gaming keyboard designed specifically for FPS gamers.

While many gaming keyboards go for the more “gamer” look with macro keys, LCD screens, embedded CPUs, etc., HyperX’s ALLOY FPS keeps it minimalistic by not only going with a basic full sized keyboard design, but also keeping the entire keyboard as compact as possible. According to HyperX, this “space-saving layout allowing gamers to maximize desktop real estate for FPS mouse movement.”

Despite the minimalistic design, HyperX [...]

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October 3, 2016

HyperX Launches Sub-$50 Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

Looking for a new headset, but aren’t interested in spending over $50? HyperX may have just what you’re looking for.

According to a recent announcement, HyperX is launching their new Cloud Stinger gaming headset, which will retail for just $49.99. Despite the relatively affordable pricetag, the HyperX Cloud Stinger isn’t short on features. Weighing in at just 275g, the HyperX Cloud Stinger will feature 50mm directional drivers which work alongside 90 degree rotating ear cups to provide not only comfort for long periods of gaming, but also broader and more accurate sound. Additionally, the HyperX Cloud Stinger will feature HyperX signature memory foam, [...]

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September 30, 2016

Review: HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset

Revolving in the Clouds

Kingston’s HyperX brand has always catered towards enthusiasts and gamers, but up until last year it was always tied to the Kingston name. Not too long ago however, Kingston decided to develop HyperX into a separate gaming oriented brand and along with it they also revealed a whole host of new products including gaming headsets, gaming mice, gaming memory and more.

Last year we had the opportunity to test the Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro gaming headset where we came away very impressed. The headset was among the most comfortable and best sounding gaming headsets on the market and came in at under a $100 pricetag. It quickly became one of our [...]

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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 KingstonCapacity 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TBController Phison S3110-S10Interface SATA 6Gb/sSequential Read/Write 550/450MB/s 550/540MB/s 550/530MB/s 550/530MB/s4K Random Read/Write 88,000/87,000 IOPS 88,000/88,000 IOPS 86,000/86,000 IOPS 86,000/89,000 IOPSNAND TBDPricing 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 [...]

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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 previously [...]

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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. Of [...]

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