Kingston announced yesterday their HyperX DDR3 Triple-Channel Memory that was designed with the Intel X58 motherboards in mind. They also meet the 1.65 volt platform recommendation for Core i7.
This new product features 2GHz memory and are available in kits of three 1GB modules. They will also be Intel XMP or Extreme Memory Profile ready. These are the fastest triple-channel memory DDR3 products available right now.
Kingston’s DataTraveler has a new expansion slot with a flip-up multi cards reader built-in. The all-in-one USB Flash drive and reader can store, transfer and read content on mobile memory cards including microSD, microSDHC and memory stick Micro. The compact DataTraveler has 5 years warranty and features Windows® ReadyBoost™ capability, and onboard memory from 1GB, 2GB to 4GB with the price of $19.25, $28.25 and $42.00 respectively.
[via press release]
Kingston was showing off 4 new flash drives, the one I was most impressed with is the HyperX one. I mean, their HyperX PC memory is impressive so I can only expect similar speeds from this flash drive, and it delivers with a write speed of 20MB/second and read speed that’s 10MB/second faster, this thing is built for ReadyBoost. You can get these drives for 74, 131, and 266 dollars in capacities of 2, 4, and 8 gigabytes respectively.
Systemax, the budget PC manufacturer who you might recognize from their significant presence on TigerDirect, has a couple of new Workstation systems you can have built to order. They aren't playing around with these systems either, they are just barely budget, but they aren’t using proprietary components, they are using name brand Intel hardware, Kingston RAM, and nVidia or ATI graphics.
There are two models with the primary differences being price and storage solutions. The $2199 model offers up SATA supporting 7.5k and 10k RPM drives, the $2299 model offers up an SAS solution that will support up to 15k RPM drives, the only thing that offers better response times than that is solid state.
Kingston just announced today that they have upgraded their line of USB drives to add increased storage. The sizes aren't anything to write home about, but any increase is always welcomed.
The DataTraveler Mini Fun, Mini and Migo Edition Drives were all bumped up to 4GB capacities. If you're not familiar with these families of USB dries, the DataTraveler Mini Fun is a small dive that comes in sizes between 1GB and 4GB and includes Sudoku and Atlantis games to keep you entertained. The Migo Edition also comes with software to keep your email, favorites, history, cookies files and folders synced between multiple computers.
Our own Vincent Nguyen got his paws on two amazing items last night, the first was the Vodafone Croix, the second was the 4GB microSDHC card that he stuck in it. We are here to talk about the latter though.
So Vincent got to play with the 4GB microSDHC kit that comes with a miniSD and a full sized SD adapter. Since he was only using it with the Croix and his HTC Touch, he only needed the microSDHC portion, but when he uses it with his laptop and camera the other two adapters will come in handy.
Kingston is releasing all kinds of goodies these days. Last week we heard about their Collegiate microSD cards, earlier we saw their speedy CF Ultimate Cards, now they've dropped two more announcements in our laps.
The first announcement is that they will be releasing their 4GB miniSDHC cards in Class 2, 4 and 6 speed ratings. Who cares what the class rating is, as long as it's big right? Well, if you don't mind transferring your data at a painfully slow rate, then there's no reason to worry. If aren't familiar with the class ratings, the number represents the minimum sustained data transfer rate (or DTR) in MB/sec. So a Class 6 card would have a minimum DTR of 6MB/sec. The new 4GB cards will range only from $62 to $66, however, you'll want to make sure you get the right card for your device, as they are not backwards-compatible with regular miniSD devices.
Kingston introduces its new high-speed CompactFlash Ultimate memory cards. Twice as fast as the previous one, it is rated 266X write speed. The new Kingston’s CF cards come with MediaRECOVER data recovery software for Windows and Mac to restore corrupted images files. The cards are available in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB storage capacities with price tag of $83, $144, and $280 respectively.
Kingston's New CF Cards with 266X Write Speeds [via gearlog]