Average Bench: 59.6% (535th of 885)

Based on 1,207 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SH100S3120G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SH100S3, KINGSTON SH100S3120G, KINGSTON SH100S3

Average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 120GB averaged 40.3% 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 75.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 120GB is 26.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 130MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,207 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 463 513
107 Write 130 148
148 Mixed 189 215
56.6% 261 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 25.5 33.7
38.1 4K Write 75.1 108
8.84 4K Mixed 14.2 19.6
96.5% 38.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 DQ Read 115 185
60.5 DQ Write 122 146
8.9 DQ Mixed 33 49.1
48.5% 90.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
31GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 155
Mixed 214
63% 288 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 20.9
131% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 43.9
60% 111 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 123
Mixed 201
60% 279 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 22.5
133% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 49.1
64% 116 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 469
Write 116
Mixed 210
58% 265 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 21.8
136% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 43.5
63% 117 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 113
Mixed 159
56% 257 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 15.6
97% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 46.2
58% 104 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 305
Write 110
Mixed 167
42% 194 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 13.8
87% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 32.2
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 13.6
27% 51.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,667,951 SSDs tested.

Typical HyperX 120GB Builds (Compare 2,164 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $910

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