Average Bench: 59.7% (629th of 955)

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

Average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 120GB averaged 40.2% 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 74.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 120GB is 28.7%. 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 120MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,515 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 457 513
104 Write 130 152
147 Mixed 188 214
87.7 SusWrite 120 137
49% 224 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 25.6 34.6
31.9 4K Write 74.3 109
8.85 4K Mixed 15.2 28.4
97.6% 38.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 DQ Read 117 187
49.3 DQ Write 121 146
8.96 DQ Mixed 37.9 106
50.9% 92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
36GB free
Firmware: 501ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 132 133 136 137 135 MB/s
Read 366
Write 154
Mixed 197
SusWrite 131
47% 212 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 40
152% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 159
122% 166 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 332A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 127 130 118 112 116 MB/s
Read 357
Write 127
Mixed 196
SusWrite 120
44% 200 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 54.2
4K Mixed 30.5
103% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 154
116% 157 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 332ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 117 114 116 113 114 MB/s
Read 294
Write 136
Mixed 184
SusWrite 114
40% 182 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 64.8
4K Mixed 31.3
114% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 33.4
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 38.3
40% 63.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,569,776 SSDs tested.

Typical HyperX 120GB Builds (Compare 2,741 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $895

Popular HyperX 120GB compatible motherboards:

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