Average Bench: 59.5% (786th of 1058)

Based on 1,437 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON KINGSTON SH103S3, KINGSTON SH103S3480G

Average average bench

The Kingston HyperX 3K 480GB averaged 40.4% 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 122MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX 3K 480GB is 20.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX 3K 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 20.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 96MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,437 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 387 459
187 Write 252 306
215 Mixed 283 347
136 SusWrite 204 267
62.9% 282 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 4K Read 25.9 32.5
14 4K Write 20.3 25.3
15.9 4K Mixed 23.3 28.3
79.8% 23.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
166 DQ Read 215 230
66.4 DQ Write 96 114
78.6 DQ Mixed 122 147
99.3% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
303GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 225 221 203 209 220 MB/s
Read 471
Write 312
Mixed 322
SusWrite 211
73% 329 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 25.3
4K Mixed 28.4
99% 28.7 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 147
115% 161 MB/s
348GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 215 212 206 203 201 MB/s
Read 403
Write 240
Mixed 267
SusWrite 208
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 22.8
4K Mixed 25.5
88% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 139
108% 151 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 99 128 81 91 99 MB/s
Read 324
Write 268
Mixed 282
SusWrite 109
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 18.8
4K Mixed 20.9
56% 17.5 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 97.5
DQ Mixed 132
104% 147 MB/s
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 526ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 72 49 64 59 64 MB/s
Read 326
Write 255
Mixed 223
SusWrite 72.2
49% 219 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 17.2
4K Mixed 18.8
66% 19.1 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 67.1
DQ Mixed 86.1
79% 125 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,447,111 SSDs tested.

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BHPhotoUS $2565 years
AmazonUS $70012 months
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Typical HyperX 3K 480GB Builds (Compare 2,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 40%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8P67 LE - $113

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $955

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