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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5in SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Drive READ:555MB/S WRITE:510MB/S

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   Shipping Weight:   0.4 lbs
   Part #: SH103S3/120G

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Budget-minded gamers and enthusiasts will benefit from the lower price of Kingston's new HyperX 3K SSD. This solid-state drive combines premium 3000 program-erase cycle synchronous NAND with the second-generation SandForce controller. Its lower price means more users can experience ultraresponsive gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power. 3K loads games and applications faster, increases frames per second (FPS) for an improved gaming experience and allows for quick transfers and edits of large media files.

Quick Specs:
Storage Capacity 120 GB
Weight (Approximate) 3.42 oz
Drive Type Internal
Height 0.4"
Width 2.8"
Depth 3.9"
Maximum Read Transfer Rate 555 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate 510 MBps
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 2.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/600

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 555 MBps
     Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 510 MBps
General Information  
     Brand Name: Kingston
     Manufacturer: Kingston Technology Company
     Manufacturer Part Number: SH103S3/120G
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: HyperX
     Product Name: HyperX MLC Solid State Drive
     Product Type: Solid State Drive
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600
     System Requirements:

Operating System(s):

  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP (SP3)
  • Windows Vista (SP2)

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 3.9" (100 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 2.5"
     Durability: Shock Proof
Shock Resistant
     Height: 0.4" (9.5 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 97 g
     Width: 2.8" (69.9 mm)
Technical Information  
     Features: TRIM Command
Garbage Collection
     Platform Supported: PC
     Storage Capacity: 120 GB

Kingston SH103S3/120G Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Years
Faster than HDD
Nothing noticable
I'm a casual gamer and decided to upgrade to a SSD almost 2 years ago. I bought this 120gb version on sale for about $83. It works as intended, load times are phenomenally fast. Boot time for Windows is just a few seconds. Games like Skyrim, Path of Exile, Fallout that used to take minutes to load are now ready to go in seconds.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Very nice SSD in RAID01000 megs/sec +++
None !

Experience: 14 Days
Quite and cool, FFFFFFFAST
size limitation
7 years ago, my notebook was fast, very fast. After upgrade the RAM, OS, 7200RPM HDD, this NB is for " Quicken " use only, use it once a week..., until this SSD, CPU is not always 60%, RAM is down to 35%, doesn't need noisy cooling pad. If your HDD LED always blinking and keep on, it's time to change into SSD, your NB will have another 2 years to go...

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
The colour black.
Sale price
Blue adapter
I bought several V300 ssd but stopped since the chips were changed which made the write speeds cut in half. Now that the HyperX is the same price that I bought the V300 for and the write speeds are faster. I will keep buying these until they make changes for the worse. IF that happens I no longer buy from Kingston which will be a shame since I bought all my SSD's and memory from them.

Experience: 1 Years
very fast. small.
good SSD for the price. speed is much better than hdd. The HyperX performs well in windows7. loading is less than 10sec. recommend you.

Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
Very cheap for performance
could use more space
Excellent SSD for the price and is a good choice to have an operating system and a couple high demand programs on, while you other things such as movies and music can be stored on an HDD.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Good drive for the money
First time purchasing a SSD. Very happy with the purchase. Would like a 500GB one once the come down in price

Experience: 1 Years
Fast, looks nice, on sale frequently
First one died
Major upgrade from my old HHD for speed, of course, and no issues with the new one after the lemon died on me. It goes on sale frequently so always wait for a sale!

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
cheap, small not bad overall in design.
was rated for 555 and 510 was getting 299 and 210.
was rated for 555 and 510 was getting 299 and 210. Read and Write sequential. As of late kingston has been making things that slow down, same problem with the usb's i bought from them. i will update  as soon in 6 month hopefully it increases.

No Really
Experience: 4 Months
Fast Drive, good customer service
1st drive failed, replacement drive failed
Invoice: 06455896P

After two weeks my first drive (C: drive, Windows 7) started posting 100 retry notifications per hour (no pattern to which blocks). Kingston RMA'd it quickly, but now after 4 months the replacement drive has started failing in the same way. You'd think a retry wouldn't be a problem, but it happens randomly across the drive causing boot failures, restarts and OS corruption. So there's more going on than just a retry. Don't know if it's the controller or the 3x vs 5x; but as much as I like this drive when it's working, I would not get it again.

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Posted by: TheBigTroll @08/28/12
Comment: Legit Bottom Line: Leave it to Kingston to take one of the fastest drives on the market and make it even more attractive by increasing affordability simply by cutting back the drive endurance - something the majority of consumers won't even notice.
Posted by: Chase_H @07/22/12
Comment: A roundup featuring Kingston's HyperX 3K 120GB SSD
Posted by: Brandon_H @07/19/12
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