Average Bench: 68.8% (379th of 911)

Based on 9,578 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SH103S3240G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SH103S3, KINGSTON SH103S3240G, KINGSTON SH103S3

The HyperX 3K is an updated version of the regular HyperX, the only difference between the two SSDs is the grade of NAND flash. The regular HyperX's NAND flash is rated at 5,000 erase cycles vs 3,000 on the 3K version so broadly speaking the number of erase cycles before drive failure on the newer drive is approximately 40% less than on the original HyperX. The distinction is largely irrelevant for consumer users because even after 10 years neither of the drives are likely to come even close to their maximum number of erase cycles. As expected both HyperX's have very similar performance profiles which can be seen in this direct comparison of the two drives. Although the HyperX SSDs were strong contenders on release they are showing their age now and can no longer compete amongst the newer drives from Samsung and Plextor which are both cheaper and faster. [Jan '14 SSDrivePro]


Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 3K 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB is 35.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 222MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 163MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,578 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 474 520
162 Write 222 261
195 Mixed 271 324
70.9% 323 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.6 4K Read 25.5 35
30.4 4K Write 73.4 109
10.4 4K Mixed 17.1 24.8
99.4% 38.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 DQ Read 163 285
53.3 DQ Write 163 246
9.83 DQ Mixed 51.9 84.9
69.6% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
116GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 227
Mixed 252
73% 331 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 26.1
142% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 74.6
94% 167 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 486
Write 257
Mixed 294
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 23.7
127% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 77.6
96% 169 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 494
Write 233
Mixed 284
74% 337 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 63.1
4K Mixed 14.4
98% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 34.6
DQ Write 77.8
DQ Mixed 15.5
23% 42.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,065,016 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 55%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $840

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

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14 months ago.

Great value oriented SSD for anyone who is thinking of upgrading to an SSD


2 years ago.

Rs. 12,500 not Rs 7,863

Below average

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2 years ago.

Very slow SSD. Not even close to advertised speeds.

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