Hardware Secrets
Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
Content
Articles
Editorial
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
News
Reviews
Tutorials
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Datasheets
Dictionary
Download
Drivers
Facebook
Links
Manufacturer Finder
Newsletter
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Twitter
Newsletter
Subscribe today!


Home » Storage
Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSD Review
Author: Henry Butt 28,020 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: November 15, 2011
Page: 1 of 7
Introduction
Hardware Secrets Golden Award

Presently, competition is very fierce in the performance solid state drive market as there are so many new models from which to choose. Today we will be looking at the latest performance SSD from Kingston, the HyperX 240 GB, which boasts some impressive performance figures.


click to enlarge
Figure 1: Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSD

While 120 GB SSDs currently offer the best compromise between price and performance, the extra capacity of a 240 GB drive can be very useful, and many users are willing to pay for it. They are also ideal for users who need a drive for their laptop where there isn’t usually space for an additional storage drive. Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSDWhile 120 GB SSDs currently offer the best compromise between price and performance, the extra capacity of a 240 GB drive can be very useful, and many users are willing to pay for it. They are also ideal for users who need a drive for their laptop where there isn’t usually space for an additional storage drive.


click to enlarge
Figure 2: Kingston upgrade bundle

In the table below, we are comparing the Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSD with the three comparison drives we will be using, the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS, OWC Mercury 6G and the Crucial M4. All four units use a SATA-600 interface and occupy the standard 2.5” form factor. The Kingston HyperX drive is supplied with a number of complimentary accessories which include a 3.5” drive adapter, a small screwdriver, an external drive caddy, a SATA cable and a CD containing imaging software.

Manufacturer

Model

Model #

Capacity

Price

Kingston

HyperX

SH100S3B/240G

240 GB

USD 549

OCZ

Vertex 3 MAX IOPS

VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G

240 GB

USD 490

Intel

510 Series

SSDSC2MH250A2K5

250 GB

USD 570

Crucial

M4

CT256M4SSD2

256 GB

USD 381

Prices were researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review, with the following observations:

  • We have the bundle version of the Kingston HyperX drive for review, but there is another version available without the bundle for USD 440.
  • Newegg.com offers a USD 50 mail-in rebate for both versions of the Kingston HyperX drive, making the bundle version cost USD 499 and the non-bundle version cost USD 389.
  • Newegg.com also offers a USD 30 mail-in rebate for the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS which makes the cost of the drive USD 460.

In the table below, we provide a more in-depth technical overview of the reviewed units. For some reason, most chip manufacturers don't put specific information about these chips on their websites, so we are linking only what we found.

Model

Controller

Buffer

Memory

Kingston HyperX

Sandforce SF-2281

NA

Intel 29F64G08ACME2 (16 x 16 GB)

OCZ Vertex 3 (MI)

Sandforce SF-2281

NA

Toshiba TH58TAG7D2FBAS9 (16 x 16 GB)

Intel 510 Series

Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2

Hynix H5TQ1G63BFR (128 MB)

Intel 29F16B08JAMDD (16 x 16 GB)

Crucial M4

Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2

Micron IED22D9LGQ (256 MB)

Micron 29F128G08CFAAB (16 x 16 GB)

Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark Article Page 1 of 7  | Next »

Related Content
  • 240 GB SATA-600 Solid State Drive Round-Up
  • Patriot Wildfire 120 GB SSD Review
  • Intel SSD 520 Series 240 GB Solid State Drive Review
  • OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB Solid State Drive Review
  • Corsair Neutron 240 GB vs. OCZ Agility 4 256 GB SSD Review

  • RSSLatest Content
    ASRock Z97 Anniversary Motherboard
    December 16, 2014 - 4:27 AM
    Gigabyte H81M-S2PH Motherboard
    December 12, 2014 - 3:05 AM
    Aerocool Dead Silence Case Review
    December 2, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    NZXT S340 Case Review
    November 27, 2014 - 3:45 AM
    AMD A4-5000 CPU Review
    November 26, 2014 - 3:10 AM
    Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Tablet Review
    November 25, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    ASUS X99-PRO Motherboard
    November 5, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    ASRock QC5000-ITX Motherboard
    November 4, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    Gigabyte X99-UD3 Motherboard
    October 30, 2014 - 8:30 AM







    2004-14, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)