KingstonSH100S3/240G
Group Average(9 Highest-Voted)
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 403 user samples
403 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% 180GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 51% 113GB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 473rd / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
71.8 % 94.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+32%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
467 MB/s +4% 450 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
232 MB/s 398 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+72%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.1 MB/s 30.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+18%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.7 MB/s 88.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+13%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
285 MB/s 335 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
19 MB/s 41.2 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+117%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
189 MB/s 303 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+60%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s +4% 497 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
282 MB/s 465 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+65%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.6 MB/s 38.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+11%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 124 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
331 MB/s 386 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.8 MB/s 52.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+25%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
246 MB/s 401 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+63%
Market Share
Based on 9,628,264 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 77.1 % More popular.
+24%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.87 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Price
Price (score)
$75 Cheaper.
+26%
94.7 USD
Value
Value For Money
83 % 105 % Better value.
+27%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
302 MB/s 352 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+16%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
255 MB/s 348 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+36%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
233 MB/s 274 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+18%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
199 MB/s 299 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+50%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
187 MB/s 291 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+56%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
73.5 MB/s 221 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+200%
Age
Newest
88 Months 38 Months Hugely more recent.
+132%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
988 Pts 1,195 Pts Stronger server IO.
+21%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB   —
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The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical drive hands down, and still has one of the highest sequential read speeds (517 MB/s) we have ever seen on a SATA SSD. That said a balanced performance profile is critical and the HyperX doesn't fare so well against its younger SSD competitors in the other write orientated benchmark categories. The poor results are explained by the Kingston's Sandforce controller which struggles to deliver incompressible data throughput. With a real world speed of 398.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 728 (bottom 28th percentile) there are far better deals to be had at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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