Average Bench: 71.8% (475th 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 78.5MB/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 189MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 232MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 403 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 466 517
165 Write 232 282
205 Mixed 285 332
134 SusWrite 189 246
65.1% 293 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 26.1 34.6
32.5 4K Write 78.5 117
10.5 4K Mixed 18.9 41.8
105% 41.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 DQ Read 198 302
59.6 DQ Write 187 255
9.74 DQ Mixed 73.4 233
87.9% 153 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free
Firmware: 503ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 219 219 219 213 210 MB/s
Read 383
Write 269
Mixed 294
SusWrite 208
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 82.4
4K Mixed 37.6
140% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 163
153% 238 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: BBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 165 155 197 193 160 MB/s
Read 354
Write 224
Mixed 286
SusWrite 178
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 38.6
144% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 241
184% 250 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,690,586 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $252 @ launch in Jul '11
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Gaming 105%
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,165

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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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