Average Bench: 61.2% (625th of 956)

Based on 1,515 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SH100S3120G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SH100S3, KINGSTON SH100S3120G, KINGSTON SH100S3

Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 120GB averaged 38.8% 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 75.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 120GB is 32.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 118MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,515 samples)
Min Avg Max
312 Read 444 512
103 Write 131 153
146 Mixed 188 212
89.3 SusWrite 118 134
48.4% 220 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 26.1 35
33.8 4K Write 75.9 109
9.01 4K Mixed 18.1 40.4
103% 40 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.8 DQ Read 125 189
47.6 DQ Write 122 148
9.28 DQ Mixed 51 155
58.2% 99.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free
Firmware: 501ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 92 77 63 99 137 MB/s
Read 306
Write 131
Mixed 181
SusWrite 94.7
39% 178 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 36.7
147% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 130
105% 150 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 503ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 106 117 121 128 132 MB/s
Read 388
Write 142
Mixed 201
SusWrite 121
47% 213 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 33.6
134% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 27.9
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 88
67% 87 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 120 118 120 117 120 MB/s
Read 413
Write 160
Mixed 190
SusWrite 120
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 44.4
4K Mixed 27.2
96% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 160
121% 165 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 501ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 122 124 127 126 129 MB/s
Read 295
Write 150
Mixed 177
SusWrite 124
41% 187 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 28.3
102% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 32
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 37.6
37% 57.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,594,231 SSDs tested.

Typical HyperX 120GB Builds (Compare 3,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $855

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