Average Bench: 69.9% (395th of 927)

Based on 9,804 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]

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Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 3K 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 76.2MB/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 33%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 227MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 160MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,804 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 486 520
169 Write 227 264
200 Mixed 277 324
72.4% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.7 4K Read 25.5 34.8
31.4 4K Write 76.2 109
10.4 4K Mixed 17.1 24.1
101% 39.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 DQ Read 160 286
59.7 DQ Write 162 251
10.2 DQ Mixed 50 85.7
68.2% 124 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 239
Mixed 291
76% 348 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 19
116% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.1
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 74.6
67% 96.8 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 501A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 426
Write 227
Mixed 217
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 15.3
91% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 65.2
101% 192 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $168 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $15026 days
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Typical HyperX 3K 240GB Builds (Compare 8,794 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 51%
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Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $811

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 Comments

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

HyperX performance at an exceptional price...

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Poor

16 months ago.

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


Below average

4 years ago.

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Poor

2 years ago.

Very slow SSD. Not even close to advertised speeds.


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