Average Bench: 68.8% (337th of 848)

Based on 194 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 74.7MB/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 32.5%. 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 194 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 480 519
162 Write 226 274
197 Mixed 283 341
72.5% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 24.9 33.4
31.7 4K Write 74.7 117
10.1 4K Mixed 15 20.8
96.4% 38.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 176 296
52.4 DQ Write 176 254
9.72 DQ Mixed 48.8 81.3
71.6% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
22GB free
Firmware: 503ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 218
Mixed 246
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 13.9
131% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 27.7
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 59.8
51% 72.1 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 227
Mixed 279
73% 331 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 10.6
103% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 24.9
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 10.2
25% 48.9 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 232
Mixed 328
77% 350 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 49.1
4K Mixed 9.94
69% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 54.4
87% 166 MB/s
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AmazonUS $265.9418 months ago.
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $141

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

Faster speeds for serious users...

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2 days ago.

For the price, not worth it.


Below average

4 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

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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