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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

Not bad... while it lasted.

dan v., Newegg
26 March 2015
  • Summary: Went back to 15,000 rpm HDDs. Never been happier.
  • Pros: I had 2 of these, they both lasted more than 1 year, they worked well while they worked. On an old system with little RAM they helped a lot.
  • Cons: One lasted a little more than one year, the other lasted a little less than 2 years. They both died messy deaths, with days of confusing error messages and overall system instability. Wasted time trying to figure out what's wrong and with reinstalling software. Lost some data too. On a very fast ...
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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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