Subject: General Tech | September 9, 2013 - 02:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: kingston, Avoton, Intel, ddr4
Fountain Valley, CA – September 9, 2013 – Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced they will be showcasing working DDR4 memory, XMP certified HyperX memory on a new Ivybridge-E based desktop, 2133 MHz SO-DIMMs for a Haswell based notebook and ECC memory in an Avoton based microserver at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) 2013. IDF will be held at the Moscone center in San Francisco, California on September 10th – 12th .
During IDF 2013 Kingston will be showcasing four demo systems. The DDR4 memory demo will highlight 192GB of working 2133MT/s DDR4 Registered DIMMs at 1.2V operating on a future Intel reference platform. The Kingston HyperX demo will be showcasing the latest HyperX memory that has been validated through Intel's XMP certification process. The demos will be shown using an X79 motherboard and one of Intel's newest Ivybridge E processors. Our 2133 MHz SO-DIMM memory demo will be shown working on a Haswell based notebook. The Microserver demo will be demonstrating 1600 MHz 1.35V low voltage ECC SODIMM memory on an Intel Atom C2000-series “Avoton” microserver. Kingston's ECC SODIMM memory has been validated on the Intel “Edisonville” microserver system, and is posted on Intel's website.
Intel's Avoton System on a Chip (SoCs) is a more powerful chip for use in the microserver market. This chip allows low power machines to handle a broader range of computing workloads. Microservers are quickly gaining in popularity as companies seek powerful, yet more energy- and physical-space efficient solutions that serve specific data center needs or cloud applications. Examples include web and cloud hosting, and big data where terabytes or petabytes of information sets are analyzed per second. Kingston’s low-voltage, high-performing microserver memory modules are the perfect match to help accomplish these tasks.
Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video and information including a timeline of Kingston's history can be found on the anniversary web page. In addition, HyperX memory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The first HyperX high-performance memory module was released in November 2002.
Subject: Mobile | August 19, 2013 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: kingston, MobileLite Wireless, wifi, wireless storage
Carting a large sized USB drive around is handy but Kingston has gone one step further with the MobileLite Wireless device which acts as a WiFi router for an attached USB drive or SD card. It sports a 1800mAh 3.7v battery which should allow for up to 5 hours of usage and up to 3 devices can connect at any time making it a nice WAP you can carry around with you. By not including any storage media Kingston kept the price down and with SD support you can store quite a bit in the device as long as you purchased a large SD card. The transfer rates that HiTech Legion were seeing were not incredible but would suffice for streaming video and certainly data.
"Kingston MobileLite Wireless is a flexible Wi-Fi storage device that is lightweight and portable. The MobileLite Wireless acts as a USB hub and a card reader when plugged in to a laptop or a desktop computer. When unplugged, the MobileLite Wireless can then be used as a wireless file server, allowing up to three simultaneous wireless device connections to access the data stored on both the USB port or the SD card reader slot when populated."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
- Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5104 Review @ TechReviewSource
- Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2457) Review @ TechReviewSource
- Acer R7 Review: Something Different @ AnandTech
- DefenderPad Laptop Radiation and Heat Shield Review @ OCC
- CM Storm SF-17 Notebook Cooler Review @ HiTech Legion
- Cooler Master CM Storm SF-17 Gaming Laptop Cooler @ Modders-Inc
- Patriot Fuel+ Mobile Rechargeable Battery @ Funky Kit
- Neptor NP056K Mobile Battery Pack @ LanOC Reviews
- TITAN Taichi TP-15TC & TP-25TC 2-in-1 USB Charger Review @ OCC
- Kobo Arc Android Tablet eReader @ Benchmark Reviews
- ElitePad 900 accessories @ Hardware.info
- Huawei Ascend Mate @ The Inquirer
- Nokia Lumia 521: Quality Smartphone on an Extreme Budget @ AnandTech
- Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z @ The Inquirer
- LG Optimus G Pro Performance Review @ Legit Reviews
Subject: Memory | June 5, 2013 - 09:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: kingston, haswell
Fountain Valley, CA -- (June 5, 2013)-- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a series of Intel® XMP-validated HyperX® memory solutions for the ‘Haswell’ 4th generation Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors and Z87 chipset-based platforms.
Kingston® has HyperX memory in frequencies ranging from 1600MHz to 2666MHz, in various kits of two and four. The complete list of HyperX XMP-validated memory can be found here. More information on Kingston’s offerings for this new platform can be found here. HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free technical support.
Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video can be found here along with more information, including a timeline of Kingston's history. In addition, HyperX memory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The first HyperX high-performance memory module was released in November 2002.
Subject: Memory | April 15, 2013 - 04:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: kingston, hyperX beast, DDR3-2400
At a speed of DDR3-2400 timings of 11-13-13-30 @ 2T are more than impressive and hint at the overclocking potential of these DIMMs. They also come with two XPM settings, the one just mentioned which runs at 1.65V and a 2133 MHz mode which runs at 1.6V and similar timings. Once TechPowerUp got their hands on the DIMMs they managed to hit 2634 MHz and tighten up the Command Rate to 1T. Keep in mind those pretty heatspreaders may make your life difficult if your motherboard is crowded around the socket and your heatsink doesn't have much clearance. That exact kit does not appear at NewEgg but a very similar 16GB kit does.
"A rabid animal hungry for food, the Kingston HyperX Beast stampedes into the overclocking scene, ripping through our benchmarks like no other. Clocked in at 2400 MHz out of the box, these beasts are ready to take on whatever you want to feed them."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 2400MHz 16GB @ Bjorn3D
- Crucial Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module @ Rbmod
- 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR3 SDRAM Memory Kits from G.Skill @ X-bit Labs
- Team Xtreem DDR3-2666 C11 8GB Memory Kit @ Funky Kit
- Adata XPG 16GB DDR3-1600 / DDR3-2133 kits # Hardawre.info
- Team Xtreem LV 2133MHz CL9 8GB Memory Kit @ Kitguru
Subject: Memory | March 12, 2013 - 05:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: kingston, hyperx, HyperX Genesis 10th Anniversary Special Edition, DDR3-2400
Kingston has put together a 16GB, 4DIMM quad (or dual) channel DDR-2400 kit with timings of 11-13-13-30 available for $160. They've designed compact heat spreaders for this kit so even with the tight confines of the CPU socket which have become common today you should be able to fit these in your system without much difficulty. From TechPowerUp's testing these DIMMs seem to be running all out at stock speeds, even upping the voltage only allowed them a stable 2468MHz perhaps not a problem on boards which cannot break 2400MHz in the BIOS. They do mention that the Anniversary Special Editions have limited availability so if their review tempts you, purchase this kit as soon as you can.
"To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the HyperX brand, Kinston has released a limited edition line up called the HyperX Genesis 10th Anniversary Special Edition. We take a look at the top-end 16 GB 2400 MHz CL11 kit, a blazing fast kit with performance to match."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 16GB 2400MHz Quad Channel Kit Review @ NikKTech
- G.Skill TridentX F3-2666C11Q-16GTXD 4x 4GB 2666 MHz C11 @ techPowerUp
- Avexir MPower Series DDR3 2400MHz 8GB Memory Kit @ eTeknix
- Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP and Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP Dual-Channel DDR3 Memory Kits @ X-bit Labs
- Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP & Sport VLP 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
- Kingston HyperX Limited Edition PC3-19200 16GB Quad Channel @ TechARP
- BIOS Option Of The Week - SDRAM 1T Command @ TechARP
Subject: Storage | February 4, 2013 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: kingston, ssdnow v300, SF-2281 controller, mlc
Kingston's updated SSDNow V300 uses 19nm Toshiba Toggle NAND and the SandForce 2281 controller with some unspecified enhancements. Kingston has made a name for themselves in the SSD market for offering an easy and fully explained upgrade path for users who are unfamiliar with changing hard drives. The updated version is no different, included is an external enclosure for the SSD and a USB cable to allow users to easily copy over any data which is of great benefit for users who don't have several enclosures laying around. [H]ard|OCP's testing showed that even though this is a value priced drive, it also performs better than a lot of the competition.
"The Kingston SSDNow V300 is yet another value-oriented SSD in Kingston's wildly successful line of mainstream solid state drives. With the pressures of TLC SSDs squeezing the value market we take a look and see if a standard MLC SSD with 19nm Toshiba Toggle NAND and an SF-2281 processor can keep up with the changing times."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Kngston SSD Now 300V 120GB Review @ OCC
- OCZ Vector 256GB @ Bjorn3D
- The Full Intel SSD 525 Review: 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 180GB & 240GB Tested @ AnandTech
- Intel SSD 525 @ AnandTech
- Plextor M5 Pro Extreme SSD @ SSD Review
- Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-B and MB974SP-B SATA Review Update @ Hi Tech Legion
- SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB @ Tweaktown
- Toshiba THNSNF256GCSS 'Thin Sniff' 256GB @ Tweaktown
- Intel DC S3700 SSD Review; Home User Edition @ Hardware Canucks
- OCZ Vector 256GB @ Funkykit
- Transcend SSD320 & SSD720 (256GB) @ AnandTech
- MyDigitalSSD SMART & BP3 mSATA SSD @ AnandTech
- Taking a look at MEGA (beta) - cloud storage, done safely? @ Tweaktown
- G-Technology G-DRIVE 4TB Professional High Performance External HDD Review @ NikKTech
- 4-Bay NAS from Synology: Three Models Reviewed @ X-bit Labs
- QNAP TS-669 Pro @ CoD
- RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-RD2121StS 2x2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD RAID Converter Review @ NikKTech
- ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 External Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
- Kingston DataTraveler Hyper X Predator 512GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ SSD Review
- Silicon Power Marvel M60 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ ModSynergy
- Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 64GB USB Thumb Drive @ TechwareLabs
- Kingston DataTraveler HyperX PREDATOR 512GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ NikKTech
Subject: General Tech, Storage, Shows and Expos | January 7, 2013 - 06:26 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: CES, ces 2013, kingston, thumb drive
Typical USB and SD-style memory card storage scale pretty effectively to the $1 per GB except for the really small drives which cost proportionally more due to non-negligible packaging and distribution costs. This ratio puts 16 and 32GB removable memory in the hands of just about anyone who even remotely desires it. However, for your really large storage needs, a removal hard drive is pretty much your only choice.
If you were to extend the $1/GB ratio up to drive sizes of 512GB or a terabyte then you are looking at $500-1000 worth of silicon in your pocket. Still, Kingston believes that if you desire a full terabyte of storage that you should be able to give them money to provide it to you.
Unfortunately it does not quite scale at the $1/GB ratio.
The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 has four unique names and about a four-fold increase in price-per-Gigabyte compared to standard USB flash memory. The 512GB version is set to retail for $1750 per stick. For some reason Kingston would not comment on the expected retail price of the 1TB version? I guess it is a case of if you need to ask…
If you are still interested in purchasing this thumb-drive -- then for one it must mean something to you -- but it does have 240MB/s read speeds and 160MB/s write speeds over USB3.0. If you are looking to actually use your 512GB drive then you would be able to fill it up in about an hour. Then again, if it does mean that much to you, Kingston apparently is happy to provide.
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Subject: Memory | November 2, 2012 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: kingston, hyperx predator, ddr3-2666, dual channel
In order to get the most out of Kingston's HyperX Predator 2.67GHz 8GB dual channel kit you need a serious processor, even high end Ivy Bridge processors cannot fully benefit from the entire available bandwidth. To that end Pro-Clockers used the SB-E Core i7 3930K which is more often utilized in quad channel but in this case is using high frequency dual channel DDR3. There is no question the memory is fast if you have a motherboard and CPU which allows memory to run at that frequency and Pro-Clockers testing implies that it is going as fast as it can stably at that particular XMP setting. There are other profiles available, with tighter timings which means this kit can be of use for someone looking for lower frequency memory at tighter timings that the default 11-13-13-26 @ 1T.
"Over the past few months we have had the pleasure of reviewing some very fast memory. We have seen some 1866MHz kits from the likes of Corsair, Crucial, G.Skill and Kingston. And the fastest up to this day has been a kit from G.Skill which was dialed in at 2400MHz by default. But today we are topping that with a new 2666MHz kit from Kingston. The HyperX Predator at 2666MHz boast timings at 11-13-13-26 and some pretty awesome heat spreaders."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Crucial's Ballistix Sport 2x4GB 1600MHz RAM Kit @ Funky Kit
- GeIL Evo Veloce Review: 2x8GB at DDR3-2400 C11-12-12 1.65 V @ AnandTech
- GSkill TridentX PC3-20800 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit @ Tweaktown
- Patriot Viper 3 PC3-15000 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit @ Tweaktown
- Memory Performance: 16GB DDR3-1333 to DDR3-2400 on Ivy Bridge IGP with G.Skill @ AnandTech
- Team Group Xtreem LV DDR3 2600MHz 8GB Memory Kit Review @ eTeknix
- Kingston HyperX Predator PC3-19200 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit @ Tweaktown
- Kingston HyperX Predator 2666MHz 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit Review @Hi Tech Legion
Subject: Memory | September 20, 2012 - 07:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ddr3-2133, kingston, HyperX Genesis, quad channel
$100 even will get you 16GB of DDR3-2133MHz Kingston HyperX Genesis quad channel memory, perfect for an X79 based system. These particular DIMMs are 11-12-11-49 and 1T, at their full speed with a second 1866MHz XMP with slightly tighter timings. Legit Reviews paired this kit with an Intel Core i7 3820 and ASUS P9X79 Deluxe and while they couldn't get much of an overclock out of these DIMMs, a top speed of 2.2GHz with no luck tightening timings, the RAM Disk testing they did revealed some fantastic performance.
"The 16GB quad-channel kit of 2133MHz HyperX Genesis memory from Kingston Technology is a memory kit that is more than capable of handling any number of large memory usage computer programs, while also providing the speed of 2133MHz to ensure that our programs work quickly, and effortlessly. And having the ability of pushing this memory even farther to 2200MHz will ensure that overclockers will have some room to play..."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1866MHz 8GB Memory Kit Review @ eTeknix
- Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz DDR3 4x4GB Kit
- Kingston HyperX Predator DDR3 2400MHz 8GB Memory Review @ eTeknix
- Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4x4GB) 2666mhz @ Kitguru
- Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133MHz 16GB Memory Kit Review @ eTeknix
- Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600MHz Memory Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- Corsair Dominator Platinum CL10 2666 MHz 4x 4GB DDR3 @ techPowerUp
Subject: General Tech | September 13, 2012 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: win8, cloud, microsoft, Windows to Go, kingston, super talent
Installing Windows from a USB drive is old hat to many, both consumers and professionals, but booting to Windows from an external drive would be a new trick. Windows 8 has been designed with this type of usage in mind, which is unsurprising considering how much talk there is about the cloud. A proper implementation of this would mean that low cost computers, shipped without a hard drive, could be readily sold. Both Kingston and Super Talent have designed USB 3.0 devices which will have "Windows to Go" on them; fully able to boot to a full installation of Win8 on Intel powered machines. Unfortunately there is a problem with WinPE installations on ARM based devices, as that method requires a wired network connection which may mean ARM devices would have to be sold with a USB to ethernet dongle in order to allow for booting. Once the machine is booted and the wireless drivers load then the ARM devices could be unplugged. Check out the hurdles Microsoft had to pass in order to make this work at The Register.
"Such devices, Niehaus said, will have to be certified to run Windows to Go for two reasons, one of which is that in Microsoft's tests external storage ran dangerously hot.
The second reason is that external drives can't be partitioned in the ways Windows 8 requires, thanks to its use of BIOS-replacement Unified Extensible Firmware Interface(UEFI) that is an important contributor to the new OS' faster boot times. Niehaus explained that UEFI means Windows 8 needs four partitions in a disk. One is for recovery purposes, a second for the system, while UEFI uses a third invisible partition of 128MB to help it go about its work. The fourth partition holds the OS and user data."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- NVIDIA Performance: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux 12.10 @ Phoronix
- 4th Generation of Core Microarchitecture: Intel Haswell @ X-bit Labs
- AMD aims at big data crunchers with SeaMicro SM15000 @ The Register
- Intel shows off Seacliff Trail SDN-enabled switch @ The Register
- Canadian Scientists Bind High-Temp Superconductor Components With Scotch Tape @ Slashdot
- HGST's helium filled hard drive launch is just hot air @ The Inquirer