Average Bench: 75.8% (494th of 1011)

Based on 508 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SH100S3240G, KINGSTON SH100S3

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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Good average bench

The Kingston HyperX 240GB averaged 24.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston HyperX 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 138MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 38.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 188MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 241MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 508 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 421 513
165 Write 241 288
205 Mixed 276 321
124 SusWrite 188 220
62.7% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 28.1 35.8
35.9 4K Write 81.2 119
11.2 4K Mixed 28 45.2
122% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27 DQ Read 236 306
80.5 DQ Write 204 257
10.7 DQ Mixed 138 247
126% 193 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
181GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 187 200 207 227 232 MB/s
Read 442
Write 294
Mixed 296
SusWrite 204
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 44.9
170% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 236
188% 264 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 215 218 185 223 225 MB/s
Read 389
Write 266
Mixed 265
SusWrite 202
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 41.1
150% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 250
192% 263 MB/s
142GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 213 219 214 220 236 MB/s
Read 415
Write 266
Mixed 281
SusWrite 220
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 35.7
131% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 196
148% 200 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,104,221 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $252 @ launch in Jul '11
AmazonUS $658 months
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Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING - $247

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,101

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 Comments

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC

Faster speeds for serious users...

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Below average

6 years ago.

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This site is a brilliant SSD resource. They run loads of benchmarks and real world tests and make all the data available. The Kingston HyperX 240GB is the SATA 3 group leader.

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Excellent

7 years ago.

For real world performance, this is currently the best SSD out there. It's not the best benchmark performer nor is it the cheapest but that's because Kingston have rightly focused on real world performance and longevity rather than synthetic benchmark performance.


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