Average Bench: 80.3% (413th of 1011)

Based on 14,282 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]

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Very good average bench

The Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB averaged just 19.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 219MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB is 37.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 180MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 244MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,282 samples)
Min Avg Max
309 Read 374 445
195 Write 244 283
216 Mixed 273 314
119 SusWrite 180 220
59.7% 268 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 4K Read 31.2 38.7
41.9 4K Write 83.8 118
24.5 4K Mixed 39.9 50
143% 51.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
164 DQ Read 254 297
126 DQ Write 211 267
99.7 DQ Mixed 219 293
168% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
38GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 180 183 216 204 219 MB/s
Read 361
Write 279
Mixed 305
SusWrite 198
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 51
183% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 291
212% 275 MB/s
224GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 183 196 171 187 173 MB/s
Read 371
Write 270
Mixed 259
SusWrite 184
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 47.9
173% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 295
214% 277 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 199 211 136 140 113 MB/s
Read 348
Write 229
Mixed 274
SusWrite 163
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 66.9
4K Mixed 37.1
128% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 227
166% 217 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 168 198 197 198 205 MB/s
Read 384
Write 243
Mixed 264
SusWrite 191
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 32.3
4K Mixed 28.4
87% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 126
99% 138 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,895,667 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $168 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $706 months
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Workstation 50%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $817

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 Comments

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

HyperX performance at an exceptional price...

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Poor

2 years ago.

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


Below average

5 years ago.

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Poor

3 years ago.

Very slow SSD. Not even close to advertised speeds.


Good

8 months ago.

Haven't had issues with it


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