Average Bench: 69.5% (327th of 850)

Based on 5,517 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 30.5% 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 75.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB is 34.4%. 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 222MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 165MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,517 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 477 520
162 Write 222 262
188 Mixed 272 326
71.1% 324 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 25.9 35.4
31.8 4K Write 75.7 114
10.1 4K Mixed 17 24.5
101% 39.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 DQ Read 165 286
55.4 DQ Write 161 249
10.2 DQ Mixed 51.9 85.8
69.6% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
39GB free
Firmware: 507KC4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 524
Write 258
Mixed 280
78% 354 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 24.4
146% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 66.7
92% 168 MB/s
150GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 235
Mixed 276
74% 336 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 16.4
111% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 11.6
68% 156 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 233
Mixed 266
74% 337 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 18.2
103% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 71.8
92% 165 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 443
Write 239
Mixed 286
71% 322 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 11.9
78% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 10.7
72% 168 MB/s
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Desktop 52%
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Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $896

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

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4 months ago.

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


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Rs. 12,500 not Rs 7,863


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19 months ago.

Very slow SSD. Not even close to advertised speeds.


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