Average Bench: 75.6% (492nd of 1011)

Based on 475 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 24.4% 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 131MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 37.6%. 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 187MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 241MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 475 samples)
Min Avg Max
323 Read 426 514
168 Write 241 290
210 Mixed 277 321
118 SusWrite 187 222
63% 283 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 27.9 35.7
35.9 4K Write 81 120
11.1 4K Mixed 27.1 45.2
120% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.9 DQ Read 235 305
76.3 DQ Write 204 257
10.6 DQ Mixed 131 247
123% 190 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
192GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 199 169 211 196 191 MB/s
Read 342
Write 275
Mixed 288
SusWrite 199
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 41.4
164% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 240
191% 268 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: 501ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 213 218 215 215 215 MB/s
Read 397
Write 282
Mixed 276
SusWrite 206
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 40.2
147% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 248
193% 266 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 188 209 223 218 200 MB/s
Read 379
Write 252
Mixed 268
SusWrite 202
62% 275 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 37.9
132% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 209
166% 233 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,587,769 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $252 @ launch in Jul '11
AmazonUS $656 months
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Typical HyperX 240GB Builds (Compare 7,584 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,185

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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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