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Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review

If you are in the market for a new Solid State Drive today you are literally spoilt for choice. Any of the Sandforce 2281 powered drives are stellar products, delivering fantastic performance both with synthetic benchmarks, and more importantly in the real world.

The Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD uses the same Sandforce 2281 controller as many others, but manages to perform at the top of the pile, thanks to some smart ‘behind the scenes’ tweaking.

The latest Sandforce drives really are in a class of their own and have no problems with any of the tests in our review suite. 4k performance in particular is exceptional, with this specific drive attaining one of the highest ever 4k QD32 write figures, at 375.5MB/s.

Right now drive availability is scarce, but it is due to hit stores within the next week. Overclockers have it listed for £409.99, which should include the same extensive accessories bundle as listed earlier in our review.

You certainly can’t go wrong with any of the new Solid State Drives and there is no doubt that the Kingston HyperX 240GB is one of the best on the market today.


  • Performance is class leading.
  • looks great.
  • extensive bundle.
  • software is useful.


  • 240GB drives are only for the wealthy audience.

Kitguru says: A first class entrance into the new market for Kingston.

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Rating: 9.0.

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