Average Bench: 70% (336th of 873)

Based on 7,846 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 30.0% 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 76.8MB/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 32.9%. 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 226MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 158MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,846 samples)
Min Avg Max
335 Read 480 521
173 Write 226 262
208 Mixed 277 325
72% 328 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.5 4K Read 26 35.1
37 4K Write 76.8 113
10.8 4K Mixed 17.2 25
102% 40 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.3 DQ Read 158 286
56.5 DQ Write 163 248
10.1 DQ Mixed 49.3 86.4
67.7% 123 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
68GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 216
Mixed 281
73% 334 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 21.4
112% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 13.4
65% 148 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: 521A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 366
Write 199
Mixed 239
59% 268 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 18.4
92% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 58.8
61% 101 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 452
Write 19.5
Mixed 37.1
36% 170 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 19.5
4K Mixed 10.5
62% 18.4 MB/s
DQ Read 19.6
DQ Write 19.7
DQ Mixed 11
11% 16.8 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,019

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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

11 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

Rs. 12,500 not Rs 7,863


Below average

4 years ago.

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2 years ago.

Very slow SSD. Not even close to advertised speeds.


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