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9.1 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

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.) It looks nice on my desk, I'll keep it as a paperweight or give it to my X son-in-law but, I won't waste any more time on it. 840 EVO, currently in the mail from Newegg and I may order another before the end of the day.
  • 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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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Lost by the postal system

,, TigerDirect.com
28 May 2014
  • Summary: I left town to visit a friend and left my mail on hold starting the day I left. The USPS said it was delivered the day before I left, but I received NO MAIL at all until the day after I got back. So it looks like I will not be able to review this at all....
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Overall 4
4.0

A Shame on Kingston

cliff j., Newegg
20 May 2014
  • Summary: Going to try an RMA through kingston but do not expect much from them. I have used their memory for years with no problem but this will be the last kingston ssd for me. I gave it two stars as it did work well when it ran.
  • Pros: Fast Drive when it worked.
  • Cons: Quit working after about 9 months of use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lasted

fredrik a., Newegg
29 April 2014
  • Summary: Kingston will likely replace it like they did with the first one that failed back in December but not sure I want to keep using Kingston as it is such a hassle to have to replace my C: drive twice a year. I still have the RMA replacement 240GB HyperX that I received for the December failure but I'm thinking that maybe I should try another brand for the main disk in my desktop.
  • Pros: Fast. Easy install. Kingston honors warranty (added extra star for that).
  • Cons: Installed on 12/6/13, died on 4/28/14. Second HyperX SSD that failed in five months. My 240GB failed on 12/6 and this 120GB is what I replaced it with and now itfailed, yesterday.
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Overall 4
4.0

First SSD

Isaac B., Newegg
22 February 2014
  • Summary: It is a great little drive if you don't mind replacing it every year. 3 year warranty, but from what i have read it seems pointless to just keep replacing it with the same inferior product.
  • Pros: It was great while it lasted. Computer boots in 20 seconds or less.
  • Cons: I bought this in April of 2013 and it has only had very moderate use. I only used it as a boot drive and had very little program files. I mean it was only 128GB. I noticed some odd screen flickers here and there when my computer would come back up from sleep and thought nothing of it. A few weeks later im having boot failure... MBR is corrupt.. I updated all my BIOS thinking it had something to do with it... googled and tried everything. Finally i cleared the drive fo...
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Overall 4
4.0

Works Awesome!...when it was working

chris l., Newegg
11 February 2014
  • Summary: I saw all the great reviews of Samsung and crucial but I wanted to give Kingston a chance...Never again. Gave it one chance and it failed.
  • Pros: This SSD is a beat when it comes to read/write speeds. Super fast load times on all the games I played.
  • Cons: It died after 11 months of use, 9 days actually before it reached 1 year. Luckily I had all of my cs projects and programs loaded on to my HDD or that would have been bad.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fast, but fails catastrophically

Thomas S., Newegg
11 February 2014
  • Pros: This drive is very fast and a good price
  • Cons: My first drive failed after eight months with some bad blocks, but was still bootable and data was retrievable. The RMA process to get that taken care of was a nightmare. The standard option will take week. The Advanced Repair option requires a hold on a credit card, which is standard practice, but they charged me nearly $400 for this ~$200 drive and expected me to pay for shipping. When confronted about the cost disparity, their official response was that they "did n...
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