Average Bench: 71.8% (474th of 964)

Based on 403 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 28.2% 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 Random Write Speed 78.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 36.6%. 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 188MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 232MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 403 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 467 517
165 Write 232 282
206 Mixed 285 331
132 SusWrite 188 247
65.1% 293 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 26.1 34.6
32.5 4K Write 78.7 117
10.5 4K Mixed 18.9 41.8
105% 41.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 DQ Read 199 302
59.6 DQ Write 187 255
9.74 DQ Mixed 73.2 233
87.8% 153 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
221GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 219 212 210 182 216 MB/s
Read 366
Write 262
Mixed 276
SusWrite 207
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 42.3
159% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 249
196% 272 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 501ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 172 184 179 192 167 MB/s
Read 393
Write 263
Mixed 284
SusWrite 175
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 41.2
154% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 253
196% 269 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 320A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 107 95 87 89 93 MB/s
Read 298
Write 165
Mixed 234
SusWrite 99.2
44% 199 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 34.8
123% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 179
138% 190 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,548,135 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $252 @ launch in Jul '11
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Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,150

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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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