Average Bench: 68.8% (339th of 850)

Based on 206 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SH100S3240G, KINGSTON SH100S3

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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Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 240GB averaged 31.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 74.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 33%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 226MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 206 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 481 519
164 Write 226 272
199 Mixed 284 340
72.6% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 24.9 33.5
30.8 4K Write 74.3 117
10.1 4K Mixed 15 20.7
96.3% 38.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 177 295
49.6 DQ Write 176 254
9.78 DQ Mixed 49.2 81.4
71.9% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 259
Mixed 311
80% 363 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 15.2
120% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 74.4
108% 202 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 209
Mixed 280
72% 328 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 20.7
142% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 53.3
79% 148 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 187
Mixed 288
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 19
125% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 77.1
109% 202 MB/s
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AmazonUS $265.9419 months ago.
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,221

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 Comments

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC.

Faster speeds for serious users...

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12 days ago.

For the price, not worth it.


Below average

4 years ago.

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This site is a brilliant SSD resource. They run loads of benchmarks and real world tests and make all the data available. The Kingston HyperX 240GB is the SATA 3 group leader.

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Excellent

4 years ago.

For real world performance, this is currently the best SSD out there. It's not the best benchmark performer nor is it the cheapest but that's because Kingston have rightly focused on real world performance and longevity rather than synthetic benchmark performance.


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