Reviews and Problems with Kingston HyperX 3K Series (SH103S3)
Showing 1-10 of 11
Kingston HyperX 3K 240 GB
5 March 2013
Summary: While synthetic testing shows the HyperX 3K to be lagging a bit behind on performance compared to its older non-3K sibling, real-life performance data shows that the drive is consistently faster. This is quite surprising, since even Kingston positioned the drive on a slower performance level. Our testing with the blue non-3K model was conducted on almost the same firmware version as the HyperX 3K (5.03 vs. 5.04), so I'm not exactly sure what causes the better results.
Pros: High performance, Supports TRIM, 3 -year warranty, Nice accessories included (in the kit version), USB enclosure is of high quality
Conclusion: The Kingston HyperX 3K SSD delivers impressive performance at an excellent price point. It's the fastest SATA 6Gbps SSD I've tested to date and I have no problem recommending it. The HyperX 3K is a very nice alternative to the original, more expensive HyperX with 5000 p/e cycles. Even with only 3000 p/e cycles this disk should easily last you more than 8 years, a lifecycle that well outlasts the rate at which other computer components are typically upgraded.
Excerpt: When Kingston developed their solid state drive strategy they realized enthusiasts and power users weren't going to accept reduced performance when working with incompressible data. The HyperX product series has been around for a very long time and when consumers see HyperX branding they know premium components and class leading performance is just part of the package. Kingston still wanted to attack the enthusiast SSD market with a two prong approach.
Summary: Final Thoughts
The solid state drive market is continually growing and as prices keep on dropping more and more people are getting their hands on these incredibly fast drives. Kingston is now making this even easier with their HyperX 3K drive. Using the less expensive 3K rated NAND they are able to cut some cost which it turn brings the cost down to you the customer. It is great to see Kingston really trying to bring the cost down.
Pros: Great performance, Upgrade kit, 3 year warranty, Kingston made it more affordable
Conclusion: If you’re in the market for an SSD, Kingston’s drives are certainly one of the best SandForce controlled drives out there. Performance is as high as any SATA III SSD can hope to achieve, and the 3 year warranty from Kingston certainly adds another layer of reassurance. So for overall performance and price, the Kingston HyperX 3K is one of the best SSDs to be had in the market right now.
Conclusion: With the HyperX 3K Kingston continues its trend in producing reliable, fast solid-state drives. Coming in at a lower price point than the older version, the HyperX 3K provides lightning fast read/write speeds for the enthusiast, gamer or power user. Installing the HyperX 3K into one’s desktop one laptop will significantly improve that machine’s performance.
Pros: Stylish HyperX appearance, Lightning fast speeds, TRIM Support, Three year warranty
Cons: 3k P/E Cycles instead of the 5k P/E Cycles found on the earlier HyperX SSD
Excerpt: Introdução A Kingston dispensa qualquer tipo de apresentação, já cá anda há muito tempo e não é à toa que é líder em produtos baseados em NAND Flash. Desde memórias para PC, pen drives e SSDs, oferece um vasto leque de soluções, que além da fiabilidade, alia também a elevada performance. O LILIREVIEWS já teve oportunidade de testar o outro modelo da gama, o HyperX de 240GB , que se portou muito bem.
Conclusion: Em suma podemos dizer que a Kingston conseguiu pegar num disco que já tinha das velocidades mais atractivas do mercado e fazer disso o que se pode dizer o melhor disco neste momento a venda no mercado em termos de preço qualidade. Além de ser um disco bastante atractivo para quem gosta de mostrar o material que tem como modders etc ainda conta com uma caixa USB que foi a primeira vez que vi a venda juntamente com um disco de 2.5’’.
Pros: Tempos de acesso bastante baixos | Performance | Preço abaixo da média dos discos de 240gb | Disco Externo
Conclusion: Die Kingston HyperX 3K SSD ist insbesondere in unserer Version mit 240 GB Kapazität eine idealen Upgrade-Lösung für High-Performance-Anwender und -Zocker. Viel Leistung mit gewohnt guter Kingston Qualität und absolut fairem Preis. Dazu gibt es noch drei Jahre Garantie sowie kostenlosen technischen Support. Zudem gibt es die Platten im Handel auch mit einem “Rundum-Sorglos”-Paket für den Einbau.