Average Bench: 79.7% (476th of 1058)

Based on 25,719 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SH103S3240G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SH103S3, KINGSTON SH103S3240G, KINGSTON SH103S3

The HyperX 3K is an updated version of the regular HyperX, the only difference between the two SSDs is the grade of NAND flash. The regular HyperX's NAND flash is rated at 5,000 erase cycles vs 3,000 on the 3K version so broadly speaking the number of erase cycles before drive failure on the newer drive is approximately 40% less than on the original HyperX. The distinction is largely irrelevant for consumer users because even after 10 years neither of the drives are likely to come even close to their maximum number of erase cycles. As expected both HyperX's have very similar performance profiles which can be seen in this direct comparison of the two drives. Although the HyperX SSDs were strong contenders on release they are showing their age now and can no longer compete amongst the newer drives from Samsung and Plextor which are both cheaper and faster. [Jan '14 SSDrivePro]

Good average bench

The Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB averaged 20.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 222MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB is 36.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 179MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 240MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 25,719 samples)
Min Avg Max
301 Read 375 443
180 Write 240 281
222 Mixed 273 315
116 SusWrite 179 219
59.5% 267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 30.9 38.5
35.8 4K Write 81.1 111
24.5 4K Mixed 39.7 50.1
141% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
167 DQ Read 254 296
118 DQ Write 210 268
124 DQ Mixed 222 293
169% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 506ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 192 181 190 175 169 MB/s
Read 417
Write 256
Mixed 218
SusWrite 184
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 45.8
160% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 130
129% 207 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 501A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 203 214 207 222 181 MB/s
Read 355
Write 265
Mixed 284
SusWrite 200
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 59.5
4K Mixed 31.1
108% 38.2 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 182
132% 171 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,556,901 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $168 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $702 years
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Typical HyperX 3K 240GB Builds (Compare 38,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $367

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC

HyperX performance at an exceptional price...

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4 years ago.

Great value oriented SSD for anyone who is thinking of upgrading to an SSD


12 months ago.

8 Years now .. still working so fast

Below average

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5 years ago.

Very slow SSD. Not even close to advertised speeds.


2 years ago.

Haven't had issues with it

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