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Kingston Technology

Kingston Digital, Inc. is the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit

see also:- Kingston - editor mentions on and Kingston's SSD page

  • editor's comments:- September 2015 - Kingston markets me-too SSDs in a range of form factors for the consumer and enterprise markets using controllers from a variety of sources including Seagate and Marvell.

    Kingston's newer SSDs include PCIe SSDs in M.2 (HyperX Predator ) and standard form factors (E1000).

    Earlier this year (in May 2015) Kingston was named as one the seed investors in a new stealth mode SSD company - called Liqid
Kingston - selected mentions in SSD market history

Kingston's first mention in's SSD news pages was in February 2007 - when - under the headline "Kingston Lukewarm about SSD Market" - we learned that Kingston didn't want to be in the SSD market at all - as they said the SSD market was too small.

Despite that initial hesitation - 2 years later - Kingston had entered the SSD market - as it was listed on our SSD companies list which numbered 99 companies in February 2009 - as you can see by clicking on the link to that archived page.

InJanuary 2009 - Kingston announced it will sell rebranded high speed SSDs supplied by Intel as Kingston's SSDNow E Series.

In July 2010 - Kingston's SSD marketers launched a competition to learn how users might really benefit from using their SSDs. It involved uploading a video with the theme "How Can a Kingston® SSDNow Drive Change Your Life?". 1st prize was $7,500. Branding Strategies in the SSD Market have varies considerably - but compared to some of the silly examples seen in the consumer SSD market - that wasn't the worst.

In June 2011 - Kingston Technology joined the SandForce Driven SSDs group - bringing the membership (at that time) upto 30 companies.
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