Average Bench: 80.6% (477th of 1072)

Based on 27,495 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]

Very good average bench

The Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB averaged just 19.3% 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 223MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB is 35.3%. 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 183MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 243MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 27,495 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 375 442
192 Write 243 281
223 Mixed 274 312
117 SusWrite 183 221
60.1% 269 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 31.2 37.8
38.2 4K Write 82.3 112
26.7 4K Mixed 40.2 49.6
142% 51.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
190 DQ Read 258 298
129 DQ Write 209 264
144 DQ Mixed 223 289
170% 230 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
186GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 205 221 224 186 179 MB/s
Read 385
Write 268
Mixed 292
SusWrite 207
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 45.9
170% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 182
161% 242 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 211 218 207 210 208 MB/s
Read 392
Write 252
Mixed 267
SusWrite 214
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 39.4
134% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 173
151% 225 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 193 199 218 203 216 MB/s
Read 386
Write 213
Mixed 283
SusWrite 208
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 34.8
125% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 216
175% 247 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $168 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical HyperX 3K 240GB Builds (Compare 22,996 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 61%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $367

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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

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6 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

8 Years now .. still working so fast

Below average

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8 years ago.

Very slow SSD. Not even close to advertised speeds.


4 years ago.

Haven't had issues with it

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