Average Bench: 70.1% (385th of 927)

Based on 354 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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Good average bench

The Kingston HyperX 240GB averaged 29.9% 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 76.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 34%. 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 229MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 354 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 483 520
166 Write 229 269
205 Mixed 287 335
73.2% 333 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 25.3 33.7
32.2 4K Write 76.2 117
10.3 4K Mixed 15.5 21.5
98.6% 39 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 DQ Read 186 295
58.1 DQ Write 182 252
9.74 DQ Mixed 50.8 81.3
74.8% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
13GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 227
Mixed 232
70% 319 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 13.3
116% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 59.1
81% 147 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 245
Mixed 308
77% 350 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 15.6
127% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 33.5
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 79.7
59% 76 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 501A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 213
Mixed 276
71% 321 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 21.1
102% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 68.9
87% 155 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $252 @ launch in Jul '11
AmazonUS $2662 years
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,336

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 Comments

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

Faster speeds for serious users...

Added 5 years ago.

Below average

5 years ago.

Review  www.ssdreview.com/...

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

5 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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