Kingston Digital, Inc. is the flash memory affiliate of
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the worlds largest independent
manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in
Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit
- editor mentions on StorageSearch.com and
Kingston's SSD page
- editor's comments:- March 2013 - Kingston markets me-too SSDs
in a range of form factors.
Kingston's first mention in
StorageSearch.com's SSD news
pages was in February 2007 - when - under the headline
Lukewarm about SSD Market" - we learned that Kingston didn't want to
be in the SSD market - as they said the SSD market was too small.
that initial hesitation - 2 years later - Kingston had entered the SSD market -
as it was listed on our
companies list which numbered 99 companies in February 2009 - as
you can see by clicking on the link to that archived page.
years later - in 2011 my assessment of Kingston on this page - was
that it was just another "me-too" SSD company. A view not greatly
affected by media reports in February 2011 which said that Kingston
Technology was investing $3 million in
SSD controller company
Another 2 years later - in March 2013 - what can I say about
Kingston's SSD business?
They still make - what looks to me like
me-too 2.5" SSDs
When I asked recently - what's different about
I was told that
V300 - for example - uses Kingston-branded 19nm nand flash assembled from
wafers from Toshiba.
Which isn't really a difference.
if Kingston had engaged with the SSD market earlier - it would have been better
placed to avoid the me-too / market follower designation.
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