Kingston unveils ultra low-latency DDR3 memory modules

"Kingston Technology has announced it is first to market with ultra low-latency PC3 1375MHz DDR3 HyperX memory modules."

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Kingston unveils ultra low-latency DDR3 memory modules

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It would seem DDR3 is already maturing, PC11000 modules with a CL5 latency is nothing to be sniffed at.

Kingston Technology has announced it is first to market with ultra low-latency PC3 1375MHz DDR3 HyperX memory modules.
"Our new HyperX DDR3 ultra low-latency modules give early adopters and performance enthusiasts the opportunity to push their DDR3 motherboards as far as current memory technology will allow," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager at Kingston. "With new chipsets on the horizon, Kingston is positioning HyperX to be the go-to memory for all DDR3 needs-for gaming and mainstream systems."
In its second foray into the DDR3 overclocking market, Kingston's ultra low-latency 1375MHz, CL5 product is the first production DDR3 module to achieve CL5 at PC11000 frequencies (1375MHz)-giving the performance-conscious consumer another option when building their next gaming rig, said Kingston.
Kingston achieved the highest gains in its new DDR3 without overclocking memory bus frequencies. The ultra low-latency HyperX is shipping in 1GB modules and 2GB memory kits.

If only the modules were more affordable. By Q1 08 I'm sure quite a few more enthusiasts will have adopted DDR3, at these speeds and latencies are you tempted? Have your say
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22-09-2007, 13:41:02

Furious
Hi, could you comment on the User Interface? Is it difficult to navigate? Also, is the fan loud or quiet?

Thanks.

Also i am curious to know how the firmware upgrade is performed?

12-10-2007, 16:23:37

Mind
Hi! I have the same problem... It just recognizes 1.200 files of more than 30.000 I stored... Any ideas on how to solve this? Is there something we can do on this?

I have the MP301 with a 500Gb drive partitioned as primary and formatted as FAT32.

Mine registers a maximum of 1,200 files at about 15% done and stops counting even though it continues to scan up to 100%. 3000 would be a luxury!

The current format was done with h2format.exe although I previously tried the same with swissknife.

I thought I could live with the 1,200 limit if I could get it to see the 1,200 I actually want to play. It seems to have read the folders in reverse order so I copied around 1,200 files to a folder called XMedia, so it was clearly the last folder. The MP301 just ignores it.

I've tried moving XMedia to various locations. I've tried different format tools and re-copying the files. It only ever sees the original 1,200 files. If I delete those leaving only XMedia, it sees nothing!

How can I get it to forget the first 1,200 it saw and scan again?

Better still, how can I get it to see the 10,000 files I actually have?

Can anyone help?

12-10-2007, 16:46:14

Rastalovich
If u remove the 1200 it found out of the 30000, does it recognize 1200 different ones ?

12-10-2007, 18:56:14

Mind
Yes! It only recognizes 'the first' 1200 files placed in the HDD. I don't know how the device 'decides' what are 'the first' 1200...


If u remove the 1200 it found out of the 30000, does it recognize 1200 different ones ?

13-10-2007, 04:54:40

carlt

Hi, could you comment on the User Interface? Is it difficult to navigate? Also, is the fan loud or quiet?

Thanks.

Also i am curious to know how the firmware upgrade is performed?



The user interface is somewhat clunky. Worst part is that it is based on something like the old 8.3 file name limits so it displays about the first 6 characters of the filename followed by a number to keep them unique. Very difficult to see which file is which when they're called something like Friend_7.

It's a bit tricky to to navigate between videos, music and photos.

It can't get it to play music while browsing photos.

I can't see a random play function for photos and music.

The remote is very directional so I have to set directly in front of the box and point directly at it.

The fan isn't too loud but it seems to have a high pitched whine bordering on a squeal. The TV sound normally covers it.

The disk and fan don't seem to spin down on standby so I switch it off at the front panel.

I still have the 1200 files limit and am waiting for RaidSonic to develop new firmware. Not sure if that actually means there is some in the pipeline and whether it's a known fault which will definitely be fixed. It could be just a stock response.

Hope that helps.

13-10-2007, 04:59:55

carlt

Hi! I have the same problem... It just recognizes 1.200 files of more than 30.000 I stored... Any ideas on how to solve this? Is there something we can do on this?



My vendor gave me the choice of returning it or waiting for RaidSonic. I opted for the latter but many weeks have passed. If you have an option to return it and know a good alternative then I'd recommend you do that.

I've mailed Raidsonic to ask where my new firmware is. If I get a reply I'll post it.

There is no mention of a firmware update method in the manual. The sales blurb does say it is upgradeable. It's not stored on the HDD. I expect there's some kind of hidden maintenance mode to allow it to be sent over USB. I expect I'll find out if and when the firmware comes.

13-10-2007, 05:09:10

carlt

If u remove the 1200 it found out of the 30000, does it recognize 1200 different ones ?



I tried some experiments along these lines.

It seems to somehow remember the original first 1200 files it saw, even between formats. Once it has those 1200 registered it won't see anything new. It has some kind of memory. Removing the 1200 meant that it saw nothing.

I created a folder called zMedia. That placed it last alphabetically but meant the box scanned it first. I copied the 1200 items I most wanted to see into there. It didn't see them, just the old 1200. I tried various things including reformats, front panel resets and factory resets from the menu. Then I gave up, switched off and left it a few days.

Strangely enough the next time I tried it, it picked up the 1200 in zMedia, so I now have access to some files I actually want to see. Perhaps leaving it alone helped it forget it's memory of the initial 1200 files?

I now have new ones to add so I'm hoping I can get it to do the same again somehow...

13-10-2007, 05:24:10

Mind

Strangely enough the next time I tried it, it picked up the 1200 in zMedia, so I now have access to some files I actually want to see. Perhaps leaving it alone helped it forget it's memory of the initial 1200 files?


You said "some files". It means that you couldn't access to all the new 1200?

13-10-2007, 05:24:12

carlt
Here's the firmware update page at Raidsonic but there's nothing there for the IB-MP301 as yet. Watch this space:

Firmware

13-10-2007, 05:46:05

carlt

You said "some files". It means that you couldn't access to all the new 1200?



I can access all 1200 new files in zMedia.

When I said some I meant some of the thousands I would really like to see!
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