Average Bench: 70.4% (320th of 862)

Based on 7,611 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]


Good average bench

The Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB averaged 29.6% 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 77.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 225MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 169MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,611 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 481 519
166 Write 225 263
195 Mixed 275 327
71.8% 327 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.9 4K Read 26.1 35.3
37.9 4K Write 77.6 117
10.2 4K Mixed 17.2 24.6
103% 40.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 DQ Read 169 287
54 DQ Write 165 251
10.2 DQ Mixed 51.5 85.5
70.4% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 454
Write 257
Mixed 263
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 27
149% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 84.4
103% 180 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 501
Write 240
Mixed 305
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 20.4
124% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 76.8
101% 183 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: 507KC4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 520
Write 229
Mixed 278
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 23.7
120% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 58.6
92% 177 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 508
Write 194
Mixed 232
68% 311 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 15.7
120% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 64.1
96% 181 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,418,747 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 56%
Desktop 52%
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $885

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

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


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