Average Bench: 73.3% (479th of 980)

Based on 428 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 26.6% 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 91.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 33.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 187MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 235MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 428 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 456 517
167 Write 235 286
206 Mixed 284 330
135 SusWrite 187 220
64.6% 291 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 26.8 34.6
35.8 4K Write 80.4 118
10.6 4K Mixed 21.5 43.1
111% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 DQ Read 209 304
61.9 DQ Write 194 255
10.2 DQ Mixed 91.5 244
98.8% 165 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free
Firmware: BBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 193 179 190 185 190 MB/s
Read 362
Write 235
Mixed 266
SusWrite 190
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 30.5
136% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 222
158% 200 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,408,650 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $252 @ launch in Jul '11
AmazonUS $709 mins
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Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,188

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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

5 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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