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9.0 out of 10

Kingston HyperX 3K Series (SH103S3)

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Reviews and Problems with Kingston HyperX 3K Series (SH103S3)

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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

Dan L., Amazon
3 November 2014
  • Summary: Whoever I bought this from listed as new and came with a broken L connection for the SATA.
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Overall 2
2.0

Incorrect Title/Correct Description

Daniel Wetherbee Jr, Amazon
13 October 2014
  • Summary: I havn't paid for this, but this is suppose to be 120GB, not 1200GB. Otherwise the price would be amazing. Amazon, please fix. Thank you.
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Overall 2
2.0

Really Disappointed. I thought that Kingston will work better than ...

Muhammad Sohail Mansoor, Amazon
30 September 2014
  • Summary: Really Disappointed. I thought that Kingston will work better than other SSDs. I dont know what happened but the comp suddenly restarted and said no bootable hard drive found. I went to boot sector and the SSD was not even there. Tried plugging and unplugging and then the SSD appeared but now my comp will either hang or will get blue screen of death in about 5 mins, even if idle.
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Overall 2
2.0

UP IN SMOKE......

M Dickerson, Amazon
24 September 2014
  • Summary: WARNING THIS PRODUCT CAUGHT FIRE AND ALMOST TOOK MY COMPUTER WITH IT WORTHLESS TRASH. I CALLED AMAZON AND THEY TOLD ME TO CONTACT THE MAUFACTURE HAVING SAID THAT I HAVE CONTACTED KINGSTON AND THEY SEEM TO BE GIVING ME THE RUN AROUND WITH THE RMA PROCESS. I PROPERLY INSTALLED THE HARD DRIVE TURNED ON MY COMPUTER AND SATA CABLE STARTED SMOKING IMMEDIATELY. NOW I'M OUT 80 DOLLARS HAVE A BROKEN HARD DRIVE AND A DEAD SATA PORT ON MY MOTHERBOARD THANKS FOR NOTHING AMAZON.
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Overall 2
2.0

I thought Kingston brand meant Reliable products??

John C., Newegg
8 September 2014
  • Summary: Not sure if design has changed on SSD but most have a set number of hours they will last. Maybe that's what killed my SSD. Even though it was used very little. Win 7 was running Hibernation/sleep putting pc in a stand by state. Leaving HD's to not power down 24/7.
  • Pros: Dead After less than a year limited use. This was part of a dual boot PC I built for my sister. Running win8 on this SSD Win7 on other HD. They preferred win 7 so only used the win 8 every so often. I told her SSD would be much faster and more reliable than a reg HD to do her Nursing classes. That was a joke go to boot one day Nothing!! Tried new sata cables,different psu. Doc stations,other pc's/Laptops. Nothing dead. She would of lost all her work,Term papers,etc. I...
  • Cons: Dead!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead.

Victor M., Newegg
2 September 2014
  • Summary: $%&*...why. oh why did i pick this one?
  • Pros: Died after 2 months. The performance degradation was apparent after the first week. \ Still waiting on responses from Kingston. Slow write speed even with one large file.
  • Cons: Boots faster than a HDD and my Intel X-25V 40GB After installing Windows on the Kingston Hyper X3k 120Gb I had a terrible experience with my PC.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died after a few months of light use. No longer recognized.

Matthew P. Boardman, Amazon
25 August 2014
  • Summary: I used this drive for storing documents, photos, ebooks, etc. In that respect it was write-one, read-many device, no heavy usage writing. Worked great for a few months, then died catastrophically, taking all my data with it. After that, the drive was not even recognized in ANY of my computers (PC or Mac). I will NEVER EVER buy another Kingston product.
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Overall 2
2.0

Yada Yada

Matthew P., Newegg
14 August 2014
  • Summary: I cannot recommend buying the HyperX 120, they have some flaw in them that makes the write speeds horrifically slow for an SSD. One, I could chalk up to a one-off. Two, a bad batch out of the factory. THREE?? And one being a replacement almost a year later? Nope, they are junk. Do not buy. Other brands do not have this issue. Even their own brand 240 does not have this issue. Kingston "Jewel" please do not bother coming and making excuses.
  • Pros: It is small.
  • Cons: I sent one back within less than a year. I should note I bought two around the same time, as well as the same exact model but a 240GB. Neither of the 120's was ever any good on speeds. They never went above 170 write speeds. A good 7200RPM spinning drive can hit 130. These speeds are completely unacceptable for any SSD drive. They can't even hit 200 on all tests performed! Kingston HyperX 120 is the only SSD that does this in existence. Most any lab test site on the n...
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Overall 2
2.0

Very good for the one week of use I got out of it

Nicolas Sonoc, Amazon
1 August 2014
  • Summary: Very good for the one week of use I got out of it. I had bought this drive about an year ago as an open box to save a few percent off the full price. Since then, it's been mostly lying around my house not being used. Recently I purchased a laptop with a 1TB 7200 rpm HD and I thought it would be a good idea to upgraded it with this SSD drive. I transferred the OS and all my work to the Kingston HyperX using Patagon. Everything worked peechy.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very good for the one week of use I got out of it

Nicolas Sonoc, Amazon
1 August 2014
  • Summary: Very good for the one week of use I got out of it. I had bought this drive about an year ago as an open box to save a few percent off the full price. Since then, it's been mostly lying around my house not being used. Recently I purchased a laptop with a 1TB 7200 rpm HD and I thought it would be a good idea to upgraded it with this SSD drive. I transferred the OS and all my work to the Kingston HyperX using Patagon. Everything worked peechy.
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