Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

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For testing, the drives are all wiped and reset to factory settings by HDDerase V4. We try to use free or easily available programs and some real world testing so you can compare our findings against your own system.

This is a good way to measure potential upgrade benefits.

Main system:

CPU: Intel Core i7 2700k
Cooler: Thermaltake Frio OCK
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Memory: ADATA DDR3 2000mhz 9-11-9-24
PSU: ADATA 1200W
Graphics: Sapphire HD6950 Flex Edition
Chassis: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise
Monitor: Dell U2410

Other Drives (used in Core i7 2700k system above):
OCZ Vertex 4 512GB
Transcend SSD720 128GB
Kingston SSDNow V+200 90GB
OCZ Octane 512GB (V1.13 fw)
Mach Xtreme MX-DS Turbo 120GB
Corsair Performance Pro 256GB
Samsung 830 Series 512GB
Patriot Pyro SE 240GB
Patriot Wildfire 240GB
MemoRight FTM Plus 240GB SSD
Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD
OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB
Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD OCZ Agility 3 240GB
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB
ADATA S511 240GB
Intel 510 120GB
Corsair F100 100GB
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB
Crucial Real SSD C300 64GB
MemoRight FTM.25 115GB SSD
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB

PCIe drives test system:

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB HDD/SSD &
OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB

Test System:
CPU: Intel Core i7 990x @ 4.8ghz
Cooler: Corsair H100 Performance Liquid Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Black Edition
Memory: 12GB Kingston DDR3 @ 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
PSU: ADATA 1200W
Graphics: Nvidia GTX580
Chassis: Lian Li X2000F
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise
Monitor: Dell U2410

Software:
Atto Disk Benchmark
CrystalMark
AS SSD
PCMark 7
IOMeter
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call Of Pripyat

All our results were achieved by running each test five times with every configuration this ensures that any glitches are removed from the results. Trim is confirmed as running by typing fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify into the command line. A response of disabledeletenotify =0 confirms TRIM is active.

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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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  • Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review | KitGuru | All About Solid State Drives (SSD)
    April 11, 2012
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  • Kingston Hyper X 3K SSD Review and Specifications | SSD Wiki
    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! [...]

  • A 7 year warranty on an SSD? Now we’re talking enterprise class! - IT Lounge
    April 12, 2012
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    [...] Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD @ Kitguru [...]

  • The News: Returning to Responsibilities Edition | MEGATechNews
    April 13, 2012
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    [...] spends some time with the ZOTAC ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus Mini PCKitGuru shares its thoughts on the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSDHotHardware explores the Zotac ZBOX Nano XS AD11 PlusTweakTown examines the MSI GeForce GTX 680 [...]

  • SSD Reviews Thread - Page 7 - Hardware Canucks
    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 [...]

  • SSD Reviews Thread - Page 4
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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 [...]

  • SSD Reviews Thread - Page 6
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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 [...]

  • SSD Discussion Thread - Page 175 - www.hardwarezone.com.sg
    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 [...]

  • 4/12/2012 Daily Hardware Reviews | Collate
    April 14, 2012
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    [...] 910 PCIe SSD @ AnandTechKingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD @ KitGuruMach Xtreme Technology DS Fusion 60GB SSD @ OCInsideKingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD @ The SSD [...]

  • SSD reviews from around the web | Passion: Technology
    April 15, 2012
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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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