Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

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The Kingston drive ships in a dramatically styled box featuring the product in the center with specifications listed in the corner.

The bundle includes a quick start guide, mounting screws and a 2.5″ to 3.5″ adapter in metallic blue. The drive is protected within a tough foam padded container with the HyperX logo cut into it.

The HyperX 3K is encased inside an iconic, stylish metallic chassis, which looks great under direct light, as shown above. Specifications are listed on the rear.

Both sides of the chassis, have thick thermal pads for maximum heat dissipation.

The drive uses the Sandforce 2281VB1 controller. Kingston are using Intel 29F64G08ACME3 memory. They are MLC NAND flash chips built on the 25nm architecture.

The Sandforce 2281 controller can access eight separate NAND channels, and two NAND modules are placed on each channel. The drive uses the DuraWrite algorithm which delivers on the fly compression for improved overall performance. Kingston rate this particular 120GB drive capable of delivering sequential transfer speeds of 555MB/s read | 510MB/s Write.

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  • davisd
    April 11, 2012
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    Yay, the first of many I hope. Nice job from Kingston indeed !

    120Gb for £99 who will crack that one? :)

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    April 11, 2012
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    April 12, 2012
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    [...] kitguru: A high value for money drive, ideal for a wide audience of enthusiast user. Less than £1 per GB, well done Kingston! [...]

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    April 13, 2012
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    April 14, 2012
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    [...] SSD 2012 : 16 SSD SATA 6G 120 et 128 Go – HardWare.fr Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Reviews Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review | KitGuru Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Reviews Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Review | StorageReview.com – Storage [...]

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    [...] http://www.hardware.fr/articles/860-…20-128-go.html Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Reviews http://www.kitguru.net/components/ss…gb-ssd-review/ Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Reviews http://www.storagereview.com/kingsto…_3k_ssd_review [...]

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    [...] SSD 2012 : 16 SSD SATA 6G 120 et 128 Go – HardWare.fr Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Reviews Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review | KitGuru Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Reviews Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Review | StorageReview.com – Storage [...]

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    [...] Kit Guru (240GB) (April 11 2012) *Must Have* [...]

  • Pajpower0
    June 15, 2012
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    Scan are doing these for 65 quid now.

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  • Free Shipping on a Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) for $64.99 at Buy.com, a $169.01 Savings! Valid through 09/14/2012 | 4jbz
    September 14, 2012
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    [...] We have reviewed around 30 Solid State Drives powered by the Sandforce 2281 controller in the last year and it is becoming increasingly difficult to talk about the same controller in so many reviews. Thankfully Kingston are realising that to get noticed in this market that they need to focus on the price point. In regards to performance, we doubt the target audience will have any complaints. It is in the top group of Sandforce 2281 drives on the market, delivering 555 MB/s sequential read and 528 MB/s sequential write in the ATTO Benchmark. As we noted earlier, the write result is actually higher than the Kingston official claim of 510 MB/s. Kingston have managed to achieve their goals, releasing a high performance drive at the lowest possible price. It really is rather silly to ignore it. -KitGuru [Link] [...]

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