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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

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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