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Kingston HyperX 240GB 2.5in SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Drive With Mounting Kit

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Part #: SH100S3B/240G

SKU: 63094
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
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Experience: 3 Months


Very fast. Works better than expected.
I bought 2 of these drives. They are very fast and I have not had any issues with them. Boot times are fast on my computers and file transfers are great. It is a Kingston HyperX........kinda says it all.

Experience: 7 Days


Very Fast, decent capacity
None as of yet.
This drive is extremely fast. Using it as a OS boot drive. Windows 7 loads to usable in about 30 seconds. File transfers to other Sata 3 drives are quick, copying to itself is extremely quick (about 150M/sec).

Extremely happy with this drive.

Experience: 1 Weeks


Very fast (SATA3), very weel packed by Kingston.
The screwdriver come with look little cheap ...
After testing and verification of various criticisms of the product, and very positive experience with Kingston, I opted for the HyperX SSD.

I already have a 240GB HyperX, I bought a second 240GB to create  a RAID 0, and I'm not disappointed! Connected to a GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 equipped with two ports SATA3 controlled by an Intel chipset, this rock the house!

Experience: 2 Months


There is nothing bad to say about this SSD. It's lightning fast. I used several benchmark testing suites such as CPU-Z, Bench32, CrystalDisk, etc. which indicated the performance in real use actually exceeded Kingston's claims. Most impressive.
You must download the firmware update  from Kingston's website and then run the wizard. Simple as pie. This isn't really a con, its a good thing.
Its a plug&play SSD. It comes with a mount, screws, and a nice magnetic screw driver. You should probably plug in the SATA cable into a SATA III port to max out performance. They have two products, one is a kit and the other is not a kit, so read the specs first. They say SSD last a very long time, its a great investment. One more thing, the larger the size, the faster the performance. This means that a 240GB is faster than a 120GB, which is faster than a 60GB. In my opinion 60, and even a 120 are too small for use as a primary boot drive. But, you could take a couple of them and put them into a RAID0 which would increase speed yet again. Imagine, 2 240GB HyperX SSD's in RAID0 = over 1 GB per second. Smokin'.

Experience: 1 Weeks


One of the fastest SSDs available, more stable than the Corsair Force Series GT, Good looking SSDs
Price. But I got it when it's on sale anyway.
It's HyperX, what more to say? Got one of these when it's on sale. Mind blowing boot up speed. Even faster than my previously purchased 510 series. totally worth it.

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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 240 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/240G
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.kingston.com
     Product Model: SH100S3B/240G
     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: Shock Resistant
Vibration Resistant
     Height: 0.37" (9.50 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 81 g
     Width: 2.75" (69.85 mm)
Technical Information  
     Features: Garbage Collection
TRIM Command
     Platform Supported: PC
     Storage Capacity: 240 GB

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URL: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/45558-ki
Comment: Pros: Very Fast for a 25nm based drive. Great accessory options via different SKUs. Reasonable price for this market niche. Great Looks. 5K not 3K erase cycle NAND. Upgrade Kit version includes everything you could imaginably need.
Posted by: Babaghan @08/22/11
URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1675/1/
Comment: We feel that Kingston has done a superb job with their new HyperX line of SSD's and are deserving of the Legit Reviews Editor's Choice Award!
Posted by: Babaghan @08/12/11
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