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Kingston Releases LSI Sandforce Series 5 Firmware Fix As Speed Converges With Bug Smashing

Kingston Technology, a major player in the consumer SSD segment, has recently released a new version of LSI/SandForce’s Series 5 firmware for their Hyper x/Hyper X 3K drives. The new 5.0.3 firmware apparently fixes the TRIM functionality, which was not working,in its entirety, in previous versions. Hopefully, Kingston will be only the first of many to adopt this crucial fix …

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LSI Demonstrates Windows To Go on Bootable Kingston Flash Drive (Video) – FMS 2012 Update

This morning at the Flash Memory Summit, we were lucky enough to get a pre-screening of the new Kingston DataTraveler Workspace, a completely bootable operating system using Microsofts new Windows To Go technology.  The demonstration was run by LSI’s own Monika Kloudova and LSI SandForce deserves a great deal of credit as, without their Flash Storage Processor (FSP), this may …

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Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III SSD Review – Better Value With Incredible Performance

Our SSD report today examines the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA 3 SSD, ‘3k’ signifying Kingston’s move to the more economical 3k PE (program/erase cycles) rated NAND for increased consumer value. For the typical consumer, this will mean little as their new HyperX 3k will still last years, however, interestingly enough, Kingston claims no performance loss for the better value …

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Kingston Adds New HyperX 3K SSDs For High Performance and a Lower Price Point

Kingston, longtime manufacturer of memory products, got it’s start in the SSD market years ago. Over the years, Kingston has evolved into a major player and now enjoys a partnership with LSI SandForce. Last year Kingston released the well-received HyperX SSD. A SF-2281 controller paired with Intel’s special, higher grade 25nm Synchronous ONFI 2.2 flash set the drive apart in …

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Examining The SSD Industry – Researching The Controller or Processor

If NAND flash is the fuel, than a controller is the engine. This article takes a look at controller and firmware, it’s importance, and the players that “Own the Controller”. The first debate is what’s more important, the controller itself, or the firmware that drives it? While a debatable issue, we can certainly agree that one does not work without the other. Further, significant Intellectual Property …

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Kingston Set to Cut SSD prices — Could Force Competitors to Follow Suit!

Kingston Technology, a strong NAND-flash memory maker, is reportedly planning to cut prices for all of its NAND-flash products; possibly by as much as 15%.  This would include USB drives, memory modules, and its SSD products according to a Digitimes story. Kingston indicates that the anticipated price adjustments are coordinated with chips suppliers’ moving to more advanced process technologies that …

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Kingston Releases SSDNow V+200 SATA 3 ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD

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Kingston’s SSD family has always been somewhat complicated, but the V/V+ SSDs have always been about value. The V Series  was JMicron controlled and modestly priced, while the V+ units were Toshiba controlled and slightly more expensive.  Kingston has gone another direction in their V+200 SATA 3 SSDs. Using async 25nm Intel memory paired with the SF-2281, the V+200 is …

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Kingston V200 SATA 3 SSD Release Intended For Value Minded Consumers

Kingston today announced the release of their updated V200 series, an SSD family that traditionally relied on the JMicron controller.  We have been anticipating this upgrade from Kingston for some time now as we first spotted the SATA 3  JMicron at Computex, Taipei this past June. The V200 is available as a standalone SSD, or with a migration kit, in …

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