KingstonSH103S3/240G
KingstonSH100S3/240G

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2012.

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,672 user samples
25,289 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 97GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 200GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 482nd / 1058
383 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 215GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 77GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 513th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.3 % +2% 77.5 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
373 MB/s +1% 370 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
238 MB/s 251 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
31.1 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
29.3 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
80.3 MB/s +3% 78 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
271 MB/s +2% 266 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+12%
35.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
176 MB/s 190 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+8%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
444 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+5%
422 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
282 MB/s 290 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
38.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+10%
35.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
111 MB/s 114 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
316 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
295 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
50.4 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+17%
43 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
219 MB/s +2% 214 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 46,965,249 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
Value
Value For Money
13 % 13.4 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$70 $65 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
Age
Newest
113 Months Slightly more recent.
+7%
122 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
296 MB/s 306 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
269 MB/s +3% 261 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
988 Pts 990 Pts +0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
292 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+18%
248 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
252 MB/s 270 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+7%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
208 MB/s 212 MB/s +2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
220 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+9%
202 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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The HyperX 3K is an updated version of the regular HyperX, the only difference between the two SSDs is the grade of NAND flash. The regular HyperX's NAND flash is rated at 5,000 erase cycles vs 3,000 on the 3K version so broadly speaking the number of erase cycles before drive failure on the newer drive is approximately 40% less than on the original HyperX. The distinction is largely irrelevant for consumer users because even after 10 years neither of the drives are likely to come even close to their maximum number of erase cycles. As expected both HyperX's have very similar performance profiles which can be seen in this direct comparison of the two drives. Although the HyperX SSDs were strong contenders on release they are showing their age now and can no longer compete amongst the newer drives from Samsung and Plextor which are both cheaper and faster. [Jan '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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