Average Bench: 59% (593rd of 921)

Based on 1,359 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SH100S3120G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SH100S3, KINGSTON SH100S3120G, KINGSTON SH100S3

Average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 120GB averaged 41.0% 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 73.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 120GB is 26.9%. 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 1,359 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 460 514
105 Write 130 150
147 Mixed 189 214
56.4% 260 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 25.2 33.7
34.3 4K Write 73.1 108
8.83 4K Mixed 14 19.5
94.8% 37.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.7 DQ Read 115 185
55.2 DQ Write 121 145
8.68 DQ Mixed 32.4 49.1
48% 89.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
72GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 129
Mixed 197
60% 276 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 16.3
106% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 49.7
68% 125 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 127
Mixed 180
59% 274 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 11.5
103% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 11.8
50% 112 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 125
Mixed 203
60% 279 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 10.5
92% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 10.7
44% 98.7 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 306
Write 132
Mixed 171
44% 203 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 14.3
90% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 28.9
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 11.5
27% 53.4 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 422
Write 127
Mixed 188
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 45
4K Mixed 11.7
70% 25.9 MB/s
DQ Read 74.1
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 42.5
49% 82.7 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 486
Write 119
Mixed 189
57% 265 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 15
4K Mixed 10.8
65% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 75
DQ Write 32.2
DQ Mixed 9.72
19% 39 MB/s
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Typical HyperX 120GB Builds (Compare 2,443 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: 64% - Good Total price: $881

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