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Kingston HyperX 120GB 2.5in SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Drive With Mounting Kit

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SKU: 63093
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Experience: 60 Days


Blazing fast
a little expansive
Fastest windows boot time ever achieved on my computer

Experience: 3 Days


not expensive and very fast,detect on the first boot
i ha 2 off those SSD in RAID0 it's amazing,very very fast no BSOD
install windows seven in less 8 minute,you have too buy a ssd buy Kingston HyperX ;)

Experience: 40 Days


-Blazing fast
-Boot time decreased dramatically
-Build quality
-None so far
Bought this for an Alienware M17x r3 and as soon i received it, i updated the firmware without any problem. I first installed it in bay 0 and computer started to freeze. This is a know problem for this model of laptop with ssd. I installed it in bay 1 and everything went perfect after. Reviews for sandforce ssds are mixed but in my case everything is working perfect so far and the performance is awsome.

Experience: 2 Weeks


-High quality (it feels and looks really sleek and neat)
-Fast (true advertised speed)
-Reliable (didn't fail me since day 1)
None so far.
I would definitely recommend this product to anybody who is in the market for a new SSD. I plan to buy another one (RAID config). This product was recommended to me by one of the associates at the Markham store as I was going for the vertex 3 and to be honest he saved my life because OCZ's have high failure rate.

Alter Ego
Experience: 3 Days


-Attractive case
-Price (purchased on sale)
-Very smooth to install (with Acronis cloning)
-Great reputation
-Only one tiny one, locking Sata and power cable will not lock onto this drive
Got this on sale price, seamless to install, runs great, very fast and good price point. A top quality product. I thought it was a pen that came with the retail package but instead it is an attractive metal pen shaped, small screwdriver, to help with installation. The extra HDD case it comes with to help with installation on laptops doubles as an external drive holder for my older Intel SSD. Now I can use my older SSD as a portable external HDD. Too many good things can be said about this product, it reeks of quality, wish everything could be made this way.

Experience: 2 Months


Very Fast.
Small form factor.
Came with a USB3 converter case.
I can only take advantage of 1/2 the speed of this drive because of my onboard SATA controller, which is now the bottleneck on my system.
This drive is twice as fast as the SATA controller it is plugged into. My onboard SATA controller sits on top of a PCI bus (66MHz x 32bits = ~250MB/s). My benchmarks were showing a little more than 240MB/s throughput to the drive even though it can handle >500MB/s

I recommend getting a PCIeX4 (or better) SATA controller if you really want to get the most out of this drive.

Even running at half speed this drive is more than double the speed of my spinning disk.

Experience: 1 Months


Exceptionally fast, quiet, cool and efficient.
Sandforce issues still apparent even with latest Firmware.
Amazing difference in speed compared to mechanical drive. Everything just seems snappy in Win7 64bit. I Had to turn off the sleep functions and power management to the drive or I kept getting BSOD on wakeup. Been stable ever since. Seems to be a known problem with Sandforce even though it came with latest Firmware.

Experience: 2 Days


Super quick and silent compared to 7200 rpm drives.
No issues installing software wise on Mac OS X in a Mac Pro, Leopard.
What a pain in the ass it was to get the bracket to fit for a mac Pro. Unless you are good with a drill and a hammer and maybe a saw to trim down the bracket and make it fit on the mac pro bracket i would suggest finding an aftermarket bracket to make 2.5" drives fit on to the rails for Mac Pros.
Summary, well it works great so far, but time will tell how it does over the long haul. Not a bad price considering these were expensive a few years ago.
I put only my system folder and applications and one user folder on the drive. Then used symbolic links to link to a large Raid array with the rest of my data. So far it worked great. This downloadable script made it way faster, rather than using terminal like I did last time: http://www.macworld.com/article/153437/2010/08/symlinkservice.html
Again just make sure you have a way to mount 2.5" drives in your computer, because the bracket they provide is not adequate for MacPro without drilling and flattening one edge.

Experience: 2 Weeks


Yes this drive is fast but more importantly, it's stable. Have not experienced a single crash / BSOD.
none so far
Great buy at this price, I would recommended this SSD over any other at this price range.

Experience: 4 Days


Fast, nice looking drive.
none so far
I didn't notice how much faster this drive was until I booted up my previous WD 640gb black drive after using the kingston for a few days. WOW! The old HDD is sloooooow. The Kingston HyperX is a wicked little drive. It's hooked up to my ASUS amd 790 board, so only sata2 but still runs great. Now I want more spaceand a new board.

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Kingston's HyperX SSD combines the latest SandForce controller technology with premium NAND Flash, reducing load times while increasing performance and endurance. It provides high-speed SATA Rev 3.0 (6 Gb/s) transfer speeds for larger bandwidth, which power users require for advanced gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power. Kingston's HyperX SSD lets users load games and applications faster, increase frames per second (FPS) and quickly transfer and edit large media files. It's cool, silent and requires less power and no additional cooling requirements.

Quick Specs:
Storage Capacity 120 GB
Weight (Approximate) 2.86 oz
Drive Type Internal
Height 0.4"
Width 2.8"
Depth 3.9"
Maximum Read Transfer Rate 555 MB/s
Maximum Write Transfer Rate 510 MB/s
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 2.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/600

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Drive Performance  
     Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 555 MB/s
     Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 510 MB/s
General Information  
     Brand Name: Kingston
     Manufacturer: Kingston Technology Company
     Manufacturer Part Number: SH100S3B/120G
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.kingston.com
     Product Model: SH100S3B/120G
     Product Name: HyperX MLC Solid State Drive
     Product Type: Solid State Drive
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600
     System Requirements:

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP4)
  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP1, SP2, SP3)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (SP1, SP2)
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Macintosh OS X v10.3.x+
  • Linux v2.6.x+

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 3.94" (100 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 2.5"
     Durability: Vibration Resistant
Shock Resistant
     Height: 0.37" (9.50 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 81 g
     Width: 2.75" (69.85 mm)
Technical Information  
     Features: TRIM Command
Garbage Collection
     Platform Supported: Mac
     Storage Capacity: 120 GB

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acronis migration software (robert_g- Aug 20, 12, 4 Replies)
Firmware (Revision 332) (TheForgottenOne- Dec 12, 11, 7 Replies)
SSD Question (DrOzZy- Nov 30, 11, 3 Replies)
CrystalDiskmark Results (Todd™- Nov 16, 11, 3 Replies)
MBR or GPT (Todd™- Nov 10, 11, 1 Replies)
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Comment: This drive takes top honors for a mix of performance and value. Bundle pushes it over the top. Especially with recent price drop.
Posted by: FirewireX @09/28/11
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