KingstonSH100S3/240G
SanDiskSDSSDHII-240G-G25

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2011.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,244 user samples
388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 180GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 51% 113GB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 460th / 956
15,856 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 71GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 300th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
71.1 % 81.9 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
474 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
449 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
230 MB/s 360 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+57%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.8 MB/s 29.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+15%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.6 MB/s 78.6 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
285 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
246 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.5 MB/s 36 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+106%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
188 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+8%
174 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
519 MB/s +4% 500 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
277 MB/s 473 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+71%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.4 MB/s 39 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+13%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 122 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
334 MB/s 345 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.5 MB/s 49.3 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+28%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
275 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+17%
236 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,594,621 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.34 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,300%
Value
Value For Money
31.8 % 99.7 % Hugely better value.
+213%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 64 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$266 $70 Much cheaper.
+74%
Age
Newest
86 Months 48 Months Much more recent.
+44%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
300 MB/s 390 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+30%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
254 MB/s 307 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+21%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
983 Pts 1,213 Pts Stronger server IO.
+23%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
206 MB/s 254 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+23%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
193 MB/s 320 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+66%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
185 MB/s 244 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+32%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
64.2 MB/s 203 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+216%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical drive hands down, and still has one of the highest sequential read speeds (517 MB/s) we have ever seen on a SATA SSD. That said a balanced performance profile is critical and the HyperX doesn't fare so well against its younger SSD competitors in the other write orientated benchmark categories. The poor results are explained by the Kingston's Sandforce controller which struggles to deliver incompressible data throughput. With a real world speed of 398.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 728 (bottom 28th percentile) there are far better deals to be had at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its continued success within budget space. The Ultra II is the first Sandisk drive to utilize cheaper (and slower) TLC NAND. Similarly to the Extreme Pro, the Ultra II utilizes an nCache which operates a portion of the NAND in simulated SLC mode. This strategy also matches the one employed by Samsung's now 14 months old Evo. Comparing the Ultra II and Evo shows broad performance equivalence which given the Ultra II's 15% price discount makes it the better choice today. That said it's probably worth waiting for the release of the 850 Evo which will pack another 14 months of Samsung's market leading R&D and will probably steal the show. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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