Average Bench: 68.8% - 332nd / 836

Based on 173 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 240GB averaged 31.1% 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
See where your SSD ranks →

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 32.7%. 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 15.1MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 173 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 481 519
159 Write 226 278
202 Mixed 284 347
72.6% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 24.9 33.4
30.9 4K Write 74.3 116
10.3 4K Mixed 15.1 20.7
96.4% 38.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.3 DQ Read 176 297
48.9 DQ Write 175 255
9.58 DQ Mixed 48.7 81.3
71.4% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
146GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 277
Mixed 241
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 18.7
101% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 78
107% 197 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 245
Mixed 270
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 71
4K Mixed 18
100% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 76
108% 202 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,130,604 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $265.9416 months ago.
Send price feedback
Typical HyperX 240GB Builds (Compare 10,893 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,214

Popular HyperX 240GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

 Comments

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

Faster speeds for serious users...

Added 4 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

28 days ago.

For the price, not worth it.


Below average

3 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.

Image  www.ssdreview.com/...
AS SSD Benchmark Test

AS SSD Benchmark Test

Review  www.custompcreview.com/...

Image  www.custompcreview.com/...
Aug '12 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test

Aug '12 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test

Review  www.legitreviews.com/...

Image  www.legitreviews.com/...
Aug '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test Score

Aug '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test Score

Review  hexus.net/...

Image  img.hexus.net/...
Aug '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test

Aug '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test


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.


Your
opinion?
▲Like   ▼Dislike

You have viewed 62 pages, please contribute.


836 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $339Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
Intel Core i5-7600K $240AMD RX 480 $177Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
Intel Pentium G4560 $60Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $170
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $650SanDisk Extreme 32GB $26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $37HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $123SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback