Average Bench: 69.9% (326th of 859)

Based on 250 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 30.1% 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 76.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 33.6%. 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 227MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 250 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 481 520
166 Write 227 266
202 Mixed 285 331
72.7% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 25.4 33.9
31.5 4K Write 76.3 118
10.4 4K Mixed 15.5 21.5
98.8% 39.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 183 295
51.8 DQ Write 181 253
9.81 DQ Mixed 50.4 82.1
74.2% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
166GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 244
Mixed 280
75% 341 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 21.2
139% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 71.1
97% 181 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 503ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 247
Mixed 320
79% 361 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 77.8
4K Mixed 20.3
115% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 53.2
78% 149 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 164
Mixed 176
59% 273 MB/s
4K Read 14.2
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 19.9
92% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 77.3
104% 190 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,856,388 SSDs tested.

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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,282

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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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4 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

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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