Average Bench: 79.3% (459th of 1030)

Based on 16,052 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 20.6% 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 216MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB is 31.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 178MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 240MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,052 samples)
Min Avg Max
300 Read 368 435
183 Write 240 280
212 Mixed 272 313
115 SusWrite 178 222
59% 264 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 4K Read 31.1 38.4
36.8 4K Write 80 113
26.1 4K Mixed 39.6 50.3
140% 50.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
207 DQ Read 259 298
114 DQ Write 209 266
122 DQ Mixed 216 293
166% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 212 203 214 207 219 MB/s
Read 387
Write 232
Mixed 293
SusWrite 212
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 50.8
178% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 260
189% 245 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 145 110 129 84 81 MB/s
Read 370
Write 271
Mixed 291
SusWrite 123
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 46.1
152% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 258
194% 258 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 134 126 100 118 102 MB/s
Read 359
Write 221
Mixed 252
SusWrite 120
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 35.6
124% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 227
166% 216 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 506ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 213 209 193 203 193 MB/s
Read 371
Write 245
Mixed 264
SusWrite 204
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 28.4
95% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 187
156% 227 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,689,082 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $168 @ launch in Apr '12
AmazonUS $7017 months
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Typical HyperX 3K 240GB Builds (Compare 1,802 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 65%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $903

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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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

20 days ago.

8 Years now .. still working so fast


Below average

6 years ago.

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Poor

4 years ago.

Very slow SSD. Not even close to advertised speeds.


Good

20 months ago.

Haven't had issues with it


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