Average Bench: 74.2% (489th of 1000)

Based on 447 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 25.7% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 110MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 38%. 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 186MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 237MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 447 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 440 517
168 Write 237 288
206 Mixed 280 323
126 SusWrite 186 221
63.5% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 27.2 35.2
35.9 4K Write 80.3 118
10.6 4K Mixed 24.2 44.5
115% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 DQ Read 222 304
69.9 DQ Write 200 256
10.4 DQ Mixed 110 246
110% 177 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 503ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 207 223 205 209 224 MB/s
Read 401
Write 279
Mixed 290
SusWrite 211
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 39.6
139% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 161
151% 235 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,373,882 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $252 @ launch in Jul '11
AmazonUS $652 months
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $983

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 Comments

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

Faster speeds for serious users...

Added 6 years ago.

Below average

6 years ago.

Review  www.ssdreview.com/...

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

6 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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