Average Bench: 69.5% (329th of 853)

Based on 227 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 30.4% 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 76.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 33.8%. 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 15.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 227 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 481 520
164 Write 226 269
202 Mixed 284 338
72.7% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 25.2 33.6
30.8 4K Write 76.1 118
10.2 4K Mixed 15.3 21.3
98% 38.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 DQ Read 182 295
51.3 DQ Write 180 253
9.79 DQ Mixed 49.5 81
73.4% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
117GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 198
Mixed 292
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 22.4
136% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 69.2
98% 181 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 244
Mixed 281
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 21
121% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 74.8
100% 181 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 503A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 250
Mixed 295
76% 345 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 15
89% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 51.4
93% 185 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 385
Write 155
Mixed 178
52% 239 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 20.5
120% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 74.4
102% 185 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 240
Mixed 276
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 16.5
88% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 25.3
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 10.7
42% 87.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,281,939 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $265.9421 months ago.
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

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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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2 months 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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