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Kingston HyperX 3K Series (SH103S3)
8.5 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 8
8.0

Convenient

Andrey Luiz Sanchez, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Overall 8
8.0

16 months of use so far

Timothy B., Newegg
19 April 2015
  • Summary: I bought mine on Black Friday 2013 for $99 CAD, same as the sale price as of this review. I use my computer a lot, as in many hours of daily use. 365 24\7. The disk shows 8572 power on hours. I have my OS (Win 7), and my most used programs on it, including editing software which I use a lot.
  • Pros: Faster read speeds than a HDD - about 3.5x faster Good enough size for an OS and frequently used programs It's lasted 16 months so far
  • Cons: Read speeds are OK, but the write speeds are poor - not only in comparison to other equivalently priced SSD's - but it's only marginally better than my HDD's There are better options in this price range than when I bought mine
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Overall 8
8.0

Good at the time

Eric H., Newegg
1 April 2015
  • Summary: I just decommissioned the Kingston in favor of a Samsung 850 Evo because the 850 was a shell shocker at 60 bucks! Couldn't say no. Even though this Kingston was pretty snappy (it was my first SSD) it doesn't compare to the 850.
  • Pros: Feels heavy duty. I thought it was a good deal at the time I bought it. Great read speeds. Came with this nice little tray that converts the drive into a smaller form factor to fit 3.5 inch drive bays. I'm actually still using the tray for the drive that replaced it. Very handy.
  • Cons: Much better options out there now for cheaper. The software is kind of clunky. Told me the firmware was the most recent, come to find out on some outside research that it is not. Did not want to update firmware when drive was installed to be a boot drive. Heavy may also be a con. Write speeds are...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great drive for 2.5 years. Failed afterwards.

Sergey C., Newegg
24 March 2015
  • Summary: Submitting claim to get it replaced with Kingston.
  • Pros: Super fast. Great specs. Best specs for the price.
  • Cons: Failed before 3-year warranty expired. Worked like a charm for 2.5 years and failed suddenly. Neither BIOS or OS can see it.
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Overall 8
8.0

FAST Good price

Christian R., Newegg
18 February 2015
  • Pros: Boot times when from well above 60 seconds to 20 seconds at max usually right around 13 to 17
  • Cons: Crashed once
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent quality budget SSD

Eric B., Newegg
12 January 2015
  • Summary: -Even though the write speed seems slower now, it's still much faster than a traditional magnetic spinning hard drive. Plus, the read speed matters much more to me.
  • Pros: -Has been booting my primary PC every day for over a year with no issues -Boots incredibly fast, read speed is over 500mb/s as measured by CrystalDiskMark more than a year later.
  • Cons: -Write speed seems to have fallen somewhat over the past year. I didn't measure it with CrystalDiskMark when I first installed it, so this is a purely anecdotal observation.
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Overall 8
8.0

great ssd

Anonymous, Newegg
19 December 2014
  • Pros: loads extremely fast
  • Cons: nothing at all besides I put windows 8.1 in there
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Sean I., Newegg
18 November 2014
  • Summary: Glad it came with a 3 year warranty. RMA was very easy, very fast. I'm in L.A. so my turn over time was 4 days!! Kingston very easy to deal with.
  • Pros: Fast, great drive for windows and maybe larger game (bf4).
  • Cons: died after 2 year 11 months. It was a slow death with driver stating not to loading ... other weird thing also started to happening...Bios motherboard flash was the killer...
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Jorge Galian, Amazon
4 October 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Failed after a year

Cody A., Newegg
22 September 2014
  • Summary: Even though this drive did fail I still have to give it 4 stars. I took one off for it failing... but still giving 4 just because of the customer support. I called them this morning, instantly got a human, asked some simple basic questions. Told him the drive was no longer recognized in the bios .
  • Pros: Very solid good looking drive. Speed of the drive was exactly what I expected. Not much faster than regular hard drives under normal use, but any compressed data or downloads... Start up times were nice
  • Cons: Very unreliable drive. I do not use my computer as much as I used to. Working and going to college really put a damper on my gaming. Come home last night to a failed SSD... Drive was 1 year, 5 months old (most of that time the pc was off)
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