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Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3

Kingston HyperX SSD Series SH100S3
alaScore 93

431 reviews

Oct, 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 93/100 = 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

Oct, 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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: PC Plus (techradar.com)

Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD review

 

The Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD offers fantastic performance, but it comes at a price

Excellent speed ; Good amount of storage

Price

Sep, 2011

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB review

 

The Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB is the memory company's top-of-the-range solid-state drive, promising incredible performance.

Whichever way you cut it, the Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB is one fast SSD. In our tests it had read speeds nudging 500MB/s, as quick as the Patriot Wildfire that uses the same SandForce SF2281 controller, yet had faster write speeds of 308MB/s. In IOPS...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kingston HyperX 240GB review

 

The 240GB HyperX is the latest SSD from Kingston and comes with all the accessories you're likely to need. There's a mounting bracket for fitting the 2.5in SSD inside a PC's 3.5in drive bay, a USB2 enclosure for reusing your laptop's old 2.5in hard...

Incredibly fast and comes with useful accessories, but other SSDs are better value

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 review

 

What do you get when you combine fast storage technology with a very fast connection standard? It ought to be a blazingly fast way to move your files around on a speedy drive.

If you have the ports and the cash, the Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 is a very handy way to store and zip around data at high speed.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Harry Butler (bit-tech.net)

Kingston HyperX 240GB Review

 

Kingston joins the SandForce SSD party, with a big bundle of extras.

Despite its excellent performance, the Kingston HyperX 240GB finds itself in an incredibly crowded market, not just for SSDs, but also for the SandForce controller. OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, ADATA and half a dozen other partners also offer near identical...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techworld.com)

Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB review

 

The Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB is the memory company's top-of-the-range solid-state drive, promising incredible performance.

Whichever way you cut it, the Kingston HyperX SSD 240GB is one fast SSD. In our tests it had read speeds nudging 500MB/s, as quick as the Patriot Wildfire that uses the same SandForce SF2281 controller, yet had faster write speeds of 308MB/s. In IOPS...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Shaun Dormon (reghardware.co.uk)

Kingston Technology HyperX 240GB SSD

 

Review Following OCZ's great success with its SandForce SF2281-based [1] Vertex 3 solid-state drive, it seems everyone is jumping on the SandForce bandwagon now. I recently tested Patriot Memory's Wildfire SSD from, and today I have the latest addition...

So, for the all-out enthusiast who must have the latest and greatest, the HyperX is going to be a worthy contender. However, if you’re simply looking to boost the performance of older hardware, perhaps there could be wiser investments to be made in the...

Sep, 2011

GOLD!

Expert review by: James (pcgameware.co.uk)

Kingston HyperX 240GB Review

 

When I was originally designing my gaming rig I was unsure whether to go for an SSD or not, as there is some debate as to whether for a Gaming Rig they are really necessary. Also with the advent of RAID and Short-Stroking mechanical drives deliver some...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: AkG (hardwarecanucks.com)

Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review

 

There certainly has been a lot activity in the Solid State drive market recently, with every company imaginable trying to be part of the SandForce

Very Fast for a 25nm based drive ; Great accessory options via different SKU's ; Reasonable price for this market niche ; Great Looks ; 5K not 3K erase cycle NAND ; Upgrade Kit version includes everything you could imaginably need

Upgrade Kit SKU is pricey ; USB enclosure included with upgrade kit is USB 2.0 not USB 3.0 enabled ; While this drive has the life expectancy similar to that of a Toggle Mode NAND drive, it does not have the performance of one

The Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD is one impressive SSD. Everything from its competitive price to the bleeding edge performance numbers it

Aug, 2011

APPROVED

Expert review by: David Mitchelson (vortez.net)

Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review

 

Kingston have released their first SATA3 SSD under the HyperX brand. Boasting up to 525MB/s Read and 480MB/s transfer rates, is this the best SATA 3 SSD out there?

Looks great ; Extremely fast transfer rates ; TRIM support ; Very useful upgrade kit

Cost

With the introduction of SATA3 it has paved the way for price-drops on SATA2 SSDs, in many cases allowing you to invest in an SSD for less than £1 per GB – but those who demand the best transfer speeds 200MB/s just isn't enough. SATA3 brings in...

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Blue, Grey / Grey
Internal: Yes
Protection features:Scratch Resistant / Shock Resistant
Size:6.35
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Device connectivity:Wired
Internal:Y
Internal Memory:122880 / 245760
Internal memory type:Flash
Module configuration:
Rack mounting:(N/A) SSD 2.5-inch 9.5mm
Registered: No
Warranty: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
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 vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height :9.5
Weight:151 / 81
Width:6.99