Average Bench: 69.1% (601st of 1011)

Based on 1,804 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SH100S3120G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SH100S3, KINGSTON SH100S3120G, KINGSTON SH100S3

Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 120GB averaged 30.8% 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 137MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 120GB is 31.1%. 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 1,804 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 377 426
114 Write 141 158
159 Mixed 189 204
89.3 SusWrite 120 134
45.6% 207 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 29.1 36.4
38 4K Write 80 120
22.6 4K Mixed 34 43.2
130% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
82.7 DQ Read 174 192
104 DQ Write 135 150
49.3 DQ Mixed 137 163
107% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
26GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 135 135 136 131 136 MB/s
Read 416
Write 150
Mixed 194
SusWrite 134
49% 223 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 40.8
143% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 153
116% 158 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 503ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 130 125 131 130 128 MB/s
Read 405
Write 147
Mixed 200
SusWrite 129
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 81.5
4K Mixed 35.8
137% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 123
104% 153 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 103 98 78 69 79 MB/s
Read 348
Write 122
Mixed 176
SusWrite 86.7
40% 183 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 31.6
128% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 142
110% 152 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,664,288 SSDs tested.

Typical HyperX 120GB Builds (Compare 4,171 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $246

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $790

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