It’s almost impossible to top a product like the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD, but, there are two other products Kingston has announced at CES that are well-worth checking out.
Up first is the super-fast microSDXC UHS-I Class 3 memory card, which peaks at 90MB/s read, and 80MB/s write. This makes it an ideal solution for those recording really high-def video (like 4K) using products such as the latest GoPro HERO4. As always, Kingston will be offering these cards as part of a kit that includes an SD card adapter – perfect for those who might want to move their card from one device to another (eg: GoPro to D-SLR).
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but Kingston will be selling these cards in densities of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB.
The other product worth singling-out is the latest Locker+ iteration, called G3. Performance-wise, this drive is no slouch either – it can read at up to 135MB/s, and write at up to 40MB/s (the latter is for the 32GB and 64GB versions). It’s not the performance that sells a drive like this, though; instead, it’s the promise of keeping your data as safe as possible – hence, “Locker”.
The Locker+ G3 supports both Windows and Mac OS X, and will require a password to make use of. What sets G3 apart from G2 the most is the introduction of “USBtoCloud”, a software feature that will mirror whatever’s on your thumb drive to cloud services like Dropbox, Amazon S3, or Box. This might be a good route to take, as if the password is somehow forgotten, you can consider your data lost – which is especially true after ten failed password attempts, as the drive will automatically format itself at that point.
As with the microSDXC card, no launch date or pricing information is available for the Locker+ G3 at this time.