Average Bench: 73.5% (492nd of 992)

Based on 443 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 26.4% 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 98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 240GB is 37.9%. 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 185MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 235MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 443 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 449 517
166 Write 235 286
206 Mixed 282 329
129 SusWrite 185 221
63.9% 288 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 27 34.8
35.8 4K Write 79.6 118
10.6 4K Mixed 22.5 43.4
112% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 DQ Read 216 304
62.5 DQ Write 197 255
10.4 DQ Mixed 98 245
103% 170 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 206 209 217 204 212 MB/s
Read 396
Write 282
Mixed 275
SusWrite 202
65% 289 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 41.4
148% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 247
187% 251 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 320A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 198 207 209 199 205 MB/s
Read 398
Write 283
Mixed 266
SusWrite 202
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 59.9
4K Mixed 32.8
114% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 35.9
90% 192 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 172 217 219 219 217 MB/s
Read 368
Write 262
Mixed 284
SusWrite 204
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 30.9
107% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 248
192% 264 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,029,063 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $252 @ launch in Jul '11
AmazonUS $6517 days
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Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,044

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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

5 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

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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