Average Bench: 70.3% (313th of 853)

Based on 4,936 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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Good average bench

The Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB averaged 29.7% 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 77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26MB/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 223MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 168MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,936 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 479 519
173 Write 223 262
197 Mixed 275 323
71.6% 326 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 26 35.7
36.8 4K Write 77 114
10.5 4K Mixed 17.6 25.3
103% 40.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 DQ Read 168 288
61.6 DQ Write 168 244
10.7 DQ Mixed 53.8 86.2
71.8% 130 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 247
Mixed 311
78% 354 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 22.2
127% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 88.3
111% 197 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 526A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 157
Mixed 279
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 77.8
4K Mixed 19.6
104% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 73.6
94% 169 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 410
Write 109
Mixed 218
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 49.4
4K Mixed 19
102% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 85.1
DQ Mixed 68.3
71% 120 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $981

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

HyperX performance at an exceptional price...

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Poor

6 months ago.

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


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3 years ago.

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Poor

2 years ago.

Rs. 12,500 not Rs 7,863


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21 months ago.

Very slow SSD. Not even close to advertised speeds.


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