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Kingston HyperX 3K Series (SH103S3)
8.8 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 4
4.0

Poor performance

Mr. T., Newegg
11 January 2015
  • Pros: Slowing down a year after and having problem reading and formatting.
  • Cons: Slow down and reading problem.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Michael J., Newegg
5 January 2015
  • Summary: Have an RMA going with Kingston but not sure I will use the replacement. May sell it to a frenemy.
  • Pros: Fast performer. What you would expect from an ssd.
  • Cons: Dead in 2 years. Would not buy another Kingston ssd. I will stick with Samsung or Intel. My intel drive is older and still going strong. I use it on my main computer that gets used everyday. The Kingston drive was rarely used. When it comes to data, don't compromise. Stick with the best.
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Overall 4
4.0

died with a lot of smoke

Anonymous, Newegg
27 November 2014
  • Summary: This drive has lived for almost two years (bought 11/23/12 and died 11/21/14) and died being under warranty and nearly causing a fire inside my computer: the area around power connector essentially melted. I was lucky to be home when this happened. There was a lot of smoke.
  • Pros: reasonably fast
  • Cons: unreliable, often refusing to boot Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
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Overall 4
4.0

Blue Screen, Memory Dump, Crashes

Gunn C., Newegg
8 November 2014
  • Summary: Would be willing to try a replacement drive if the process is simple. If not, I will not pick one from Kingston this time. Other reviews have convinced me on this aspect.
  • Pros: Much faster than HDD
  • Cons: After few months, started getting a blue screen, memory dump or something. Didn't occur so frequently until the 2nd year of use. Now I get this blue screen almost every day: on good days (perhaps once a week)--none; on some days multiple times just 10 - 30 minutes after startup. The system would ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3

Russell M., Newegg
1 November 2014
  • Summary: .
  • Pros: Nice looking design, mine came with a nice mounting bracket also, Runs According to specs. fast bought it for windows 8.1
  • Cons: 2 eggs mainly for the fact that it Broke!!! After liking the first one so much went to buy a second one well re-installing the old one.after second time plugging in sata plug, sata port on ssd snap. "With typical & Careful installation of product." Most likely a small defect in the plastic but st...
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Overall 4
4.0

There's better drives...

Andrew T., Newegg
28 October 2014
  • Summary: don't bother with this drive. i had an ADATA drive in my other computer that's around 2 years old that's still working without any issues.
  • Pros: Very fast drive, made by a 'trusted' manufacturer.
  • Cons: not very reliable... this drive only lasted 8 months on a machine that is turned off every night. it was used only for windows files and was kept cool.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Victor M., Newegg
27 July 2014
  • Summary: I am starting to see that lots of people are reporting failure before 1 year of use.
  • Pros: Cheap. Paid about $90CND for the Bundle kit... Boots fast from cold boot on windows 8 pro. Shutdown and wake up times are decent.
  • Cons: Does not really operate as advertised or as in any review. Copying one MP4 file does top out at about 400MB/s write but will drop down to 90MB/s for most of the write....Just not a good performer compared to pretty much anything else right now.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Worth

Jacob B., Newegg
12 July 2014
  • Summary: I have always had great luck with Kingston products. I have been using their RAM since I started building computers. The headaches resulting from SSDs dropping like flies, however, has steered me towards other companies.
  • Pros: Works well when it works.
  • Cons: Dies inexplicably. I am on my third HyperX 3K in two years, having returned the other two for a new one as they died. Now this third one is dead and I just want it to be over. Meanwhile friends who bought SSDs at the same time I got my 3K are still happily using their original purchases (Samsung).
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Overall 4
4.0

Fail

Thomas K., Newegg
27 June 2014
  • Summary: Read all the reviews you can find for this item, first! This, my second SSD purchase. I wanted Samsung 840 EVO but I 'saved' 10 dollars buying this HyperX 120 for 10 bucks less (from a different vendor.
  • Pros: It was really, really fast on boot-up.and on executing programs; it met my expectations for three days..
  • Cons: Once installed, I couldn't see the beautifully crafted case. Oh, and it died. and I've been unable to revive it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Was great while it lasted

Jacob C., Newegg
15 June 2014
  • Pros: Was super fast and nice worked really well for me enough that I purchased two of them.
  • Cons: Untill recently bought it on 1/11/13 and it died on me 6/14/14. Have contacted Kingston about it to try and get a replacement I will update this post if they get back to me about it.
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