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Kingston’s HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III SSD is currently being offered for only $159.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $485. This solid-state drive combines premium 3000 program-erase cycle synchronous NAND with the second-generation SandForce controller. Its lower price means more users can experience ultra-responsive gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power. Product page. Continue reading for a gaming performance test and more information.

Notable features:

  • Package includes 2.5-Inch SSD, 3.5-Inch bracket and mounting screws.
  • 555MB/sec read and 510MB/sec write speeds.
  • Faster boot times and application loads than hard drives.
  • No moving mechanical parts gives it longer life and ability to handle rougher conditions.
  • Backed by Kingston’s three year warranty and free technical support.
  • 2.5-Inch SSD Drive with 9.5mm height.
  • Support for SATA Rev 3.0.

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SandForce DuraClass technology provides the latest data integrity protection for ultimate endurance over the entire life of the drive. HyperX 3K SSD comes in a sleek, black and aluminum case design, accentuating the look of any power user’s system. More information.