Average Bench: 68.8% - 331st / 836

Based on 4,247 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]


Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB averaged 31.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB is 34.2%. 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 221MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 271MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,247 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 472 517
161 Write 221 261
193 Mixed 271 323
70.6% 321 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.6 4K Read 25.3 34.7
26.4 4K Write 72.7 113
10 4K Mixed 17 24.3
98.8% 38.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 DQ Read 175 288
56.4 DQ Write 164 245
9.82 DQ Mixed 53.8 86.6
72.1% 131 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
90GB free
Firmware: 503ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 479
Write 249
Mixed 322
77% 350 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 16.5
114% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 9.41
75% 175 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 503
Write 229
Mixed 304
76% 345 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 15.8
121% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 26.7
DQ Write 99.6
DQ Mixed 11.1
24% 45.8 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 510
Write 207
Mixed 254
71% 324 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 56.1
4K Mixed 19.2
82% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 69.7
88% 157 MB/s
3GB free
Firmware: 521A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 498
Write 192
Mixed 288
71% 326 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 17.3
87% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 70.9
90% 161 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 478
Write 63.7
Mixed 199
53% 247 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 25.6
4K Mixed 14.7
68% 21.2 MB/s
DQ Read 31.1
DQ Write 8.35
DQ Mixed 53.9
31% 31.1 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,124,209 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 72%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 46%

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $879

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

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30 days 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


16 months ago.

Very slow SSD. Not even close to advertised speeds.

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