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As you will have gathered from the previous page, we measured the performance of each drive using three different programs: AS SSD, CrystalDiskMark, and HD Tune. We will be looking at the test results from each program in the order they appear in the list above.

It is important to note that we connected the SSDs to a SATA-600 port on our motherboard rather than a SATA-300 port, which could cause performance limitations. We used the default configuration in AS SSD for our tests.

Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSD Review

In the sequential read test, the Kingston HyperX drive exhibited a similar level of performance to the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS, which was about 9% better than the Intel 510 Series and the Crucial M4 by 22 percent. In the sequential write test, however, the Intel 510 Series came out on top, beating the Kingston HyperX by 8%, the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS by 17% and the Crucial M4 by 30 percent.

Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSD Review

The Kingston HyperX and the Crucial M4 exhibited a similar level of performance in the random read test, which was 3.1% better than the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS and the Crucial M4 by 10 percent. In the random write test, however, the Kingston HyperX and Crucial M4 exhibited a similar level of performance to the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS, which was 32% better than the Intel 510 Series.

Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSD Review

In the read access time test, the Kingston HyperX exhibited the highest level of performance, beating the Crucial M4 by 7%, the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS by 140% and the Intel 510 Series by 180 percent. In the write access time test, however, the Intel 510 Series came out on top, beating the Kingston HyperX by 143%, the OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS by 153% and the Crucial M4 by 184 percent.

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Henry has been taking apart computers since the age of 10, which eventually lead to a career in technology journalism. He's written for numerous leading UK technology websites as well as writing advisory articles for Best Buy.