Average Bench: 69% (589th of 1003)

Based on 1,618 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SH100S3120G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SH100S3, KINGSTON SH100S3120G, KINGSTON SH100S3

Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 120GB averaged 30.9% 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 135MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 120GB is 31.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 120MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,618 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 377 424
112 Write 141 157
157 Mixed 189 203
89.8 SusWrite 120 134
45.5% 206 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 29 36.3
36 4K Write 80.4 118
22.2 4K Mixed 33.9 42.7
130% 47.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
90.9 DQ Read 172 192
105 DQ Write 135 150
47.3 DQ Mixed 135 163
106% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
65GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 131 135 133 132 135 MB/s
Read 397
Write 151
Mixed 201
SusWrite 133
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 44
167% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 150
116% 159 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 332ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 124 124 122 118 121 MB/s
Read 395
Write 146
Mixed 196
SusWrite 118
47% 214 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 36.6
164% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 158
120% 164 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 129 130 135 131 130 MB/s
Read 366
Write 155
Mixed 197
SusWrite 129
47% 212 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 42
164% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 137
108% 150 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: 320ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 129 129 131 130 127 MB/s
Read 407
Write 143
Mixed 195
SusWrite 125
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 40.5
156% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 146
114% 159 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: 503ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 120 126 130 129 122 MB/s
Read 373
Write 139
Mixed 203
SusWrite 124
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 42
4K Mixed 27.2
93% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 118
101% 150 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,791,568 SSDs tested.

Typical HyperX 120GB Builds (Compare 3,887 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $246

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,095

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