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Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3

Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3
alaScore 94

431 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 431 reviews of Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kingston HyperX 2.5 inch 120GB SATA 3 Solid State Drive Upgrade Bundle KitKingston HyperX 2.5 inch 120GB SATA 3 Solid State Drive Upgrade Bundle Kit

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kingston HyperX 240GB Upgrade Kit SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive with SandForce Technology SH100S3B/240GKingston HyperX 240GB Upgrade Kit SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive with SandForce Technology SH100S3B/240G

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Bob Buskirk (thinkcomputers.org)

Kingston HyperX 240GB Solid State Drive Review

 

The HyperX solid state drive is a SATA 6GB/s drive powered by the SandForce SF-2281 controller, 25nm Intel NAND and boasts speeds of 555MB/s read and 510MB/s

– Overall the fastest 2.5-inch solid state drive we have tested! ; – Upgrade kit comes with extras ; – Sexiest solid state drive available ; – Upgrade kit is the same price as the standalone drive

– None that I found

As I said in the introduction of this review HyperX is what Kingston calls their top-tier products, so does this drive deserve that name? It sure does! From an overall standpoint this drive is the fastest 2.5-inch solid state drive we have tested...

Nov, 2011

GOLDEN AWARD

Expert review by: Henry Butt (hardwaresecrets.com)

Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSD Review

 

Let's take a look at the latest Kingston HyperX 240 GB solid state drive and see how it fares against the competition.

Nov, 2011

TECHGAGE - Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Robert Tanner (techgage.com)

Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA 6Gbit/s SSD Review

 

Kingston may of been fashionably late to the SandForce party, but its explanation for wanting to avoid the issues that have (and still) plague other manufacturers is sound. Its first SandForce offerings appropriately fall under the HyperX branding, and...

The HyperX's performance credentials are undisputable. Whether you are a first time SSD buyer or looking to upgrade an early model SSD, it is pretty clear that the Kingston HyperX ranks amongst the top elite SSDs on the market today. In the majority of...

Sep, 2011

tbreak - EDITORS CHOICE

Expert review by: Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review

 

Raising the bar for SSD performance.

Extremely fast; Runs cool & quiet; Upgrade Kit costs a little more than standalone drive; Looks nice

Cost will be difficult to stomach even for enthusiasts

Onto the 240GB version, it looks exactly like the 120GB drive; same brilliant purple casing with brushed metal top and dark grey metal alloy base. The same SandForce SF-2281 controller is being used in tandem with the Intel 25nm NAND Flash as well....

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Josh Martin (techwarelabs.com)

Kingston HyperX SandForce SSD Bundle Kit

 

If you pay any attention to technology, the buzz around the SSD market is SandForce. Any performance SSD released has been bragging about the SandForce controller but, what is the SandForce controller .

Hands Down, in sequential 4MB read/write the Kingston HyperX wins our hearts. Through every benchmark we have not been let down with the impressive sequential speeds this drive outputs. Kingston has thrown down the gauntlet with numbers Like 525MB/s...

Sep, 2011

EDITORS CHOICE

Expert review by: Jake Mete (pureoverclock)

Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD

 

Killer speed and a fantastic accessory package for this latest SSD from Kingston.

As we've said countless times, the single biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional plattered hard drive. If you want a performance boost then using an SSD in your system will make such a massive difference that you'll wonder why you...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Peter Kapas (bjorn3d.com)

Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA III SSD - Bjorn3D.com

 

GIGABYTE is known around the world for their forefront in motherboard technology and their wide selection across all existing platforms. With the introduction of Intel's Sandy Bridge, a plethora of motherboards have hit the market, each boasting...

Excellent Performance ; Acronis True Image HD Migration Software Included ; USB External Drive Bay for easy cloning ; SATA 6.0Gbps Compatibility with SandForce SF-2281 Controller ; 2.5'' to 3.5'' Bracket ; Extra accessories included for easy upgrade

Steep price ; USB 2.0 Enclosure

The Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA III 6Gbps SSD impressed with great performance and outstanding quality. Because of this, we truly believe that Kingston's HyperX 240GB SATA III SSD deserves Bjorn3D's Golden Bear Award.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Nathan Kirsch (legitreviews.com)

Kingston HyperX 240GB 6Gbps SSD Review

 

Kingston's HyperX brand is synonymous with high performance which is why they've placed that badge prominently on their newest SSD. So when we received their newest and first HyperX SSD, we were very curious to see how it stacked up against other...

As usual, Kingston has not disappointed with their HyperX brand. Their first such SSD to carry the HyperX name is pure excellence from the performance and design all the way down to the packaging and impressive bundle options.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Ramseyer (tweaktown.com)

Kingston HyperX 240GB SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Drive Review

 

Kingston launches their first SandForce based SSD and dubs it HyperX worthy.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Elric Phares (motherboards.org)

Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA 3.0 SSD Unboxing! 525MB/480MB/s Read/Write!

 

Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA 3.0 SSD Unboxing! 525MB/480MB/s Read/Write!

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Blue, Grey / Grey
Internal: Yes
Protection features:Scratch resistant / Shock resistant
Size:2.5
SSD form factor:2.5"

Energy Management

Power consumption (read):1.5 / 1.6
Power consumption (standby):0.05 / 0.455
Power consumption (write):1.65 / 2 / 2.05 / 3.4

Operational Conditions

Non-operating shock:20
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating shock:1500 / 2.17 / 2.7
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 85

Other Features

Device connectivity:Wired
Internal:Y
Internal memory:122880 / 245760
Internal memory type:Flash
Rack mounting:(N/A) SSD 2.5-inch 9.5mm
Registered: No
Warranty:3 Yrs
Warranty note:3 Yrs

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:1.5 / 6
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1000000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):60000
Random write (4KB):20000 / 40000 / 45000
Read Speed:230 / 540 / 555
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 240 / 480 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
TRIM support: Yes
Write Speed:180 / 450 / 510

Power

Power consumption (read):1.5 / 1.6
Power consumption (standby):0.05 / 0.455
Power consumption (write):1.65 / 2 / 2.05 / 3.4

Technical Details

Non-operating shock:20
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating shock:1500 / 2.17 / 2.7
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.94
Height:0.374
Weight:2.86 / 5.33
Width:2.75