Average Bench: 74.4% (494th of 1003)

Based on 454 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 25.6% 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 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80MB/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 454 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 437 517
166 Write 237 286
205 Mixed 279 322
120 SusWrite 186 219
63.3% 285 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 27.3 35.3
35.6 4K Write 80 118
10.8 4K Mixed 24.7 44.5
115% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 DQ Read 227 304
69.6 DQ Write 202 255
10.5 DQ Mixed 114 246
113% 181 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 217 197 174 171 190 MB/s
Read 362
Write 265
Mixed 282
SusWrite 191
62% 275 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 44.2
168% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 241
190% 265 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 332ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 199 175 266 226 157 MB/s
Read 408
Write 254
Mixed 278
SusWrite 204
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 32.8
127% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 240
188% 261 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: 320A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 210 219 217 216 214 MB/s
Read 388
Write 272
Mixed 275
SusWrite 210
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 32.2
108% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 249
194% 267 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,729,423 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $252 @ launch in Jul '11
AmazonUS $654 months
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,187

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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.

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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