Saturday , 26 July 2014
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Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA 3 SSD Review – The Verdict

The Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD is one of the best all around solid state drive products to come across our desk to date.  We first learned of Kingstons pairing with SandForce while at CES Las Vegas last January and I have been wondering where the heck it was, at least until our first look at Computex Taipei where we did some preliminary testing.  The drive is an absolutely gorgeous drive, packaging hits directly where it should and the extras in the HyperX Upgrade kit just add to the final picture.  The multi-bit screwdriver has become a mainstay in my review toolbox.

Performance of the HyperX is where this drive really shines as we had already stated that Kingston is only the third manufacturer (in our testing) to see their SSD surpass the all important low 4k random write disk access transfer speed of 100MB/s.  This was again confirmed when Kingston became only the second manufacturer to see its SSD reach the 70000 plateau in total point scoring of PCMark Vantage HDD Test Suite.  The drive is a power house.

In checking e-tailers, we are seeing the HyperX upgrade kits typically 30 to 40 dollars more with the 120GB version priced at $269 and the 240GB version at $499.  This seems to be about mid range pricing which is great to see for a top rated SSD.  Whether the upgrade kit is something you are looking for will be an individual choice but its plainly obvious Kingston tried their best by including the HyperX multi-bit screwdriver.

In the end, performance alone would have made the HyperX an Editors Choice but the entire package just adds to the entire picture.  Nice turnout Kingston!


INDEX

INTRODUCTION AND EXTERIOR PACKAGING

INTERIOR COMPONENTS AND TEST PROTOCOL

CRYSTAL DISKMARK, AS SSD AND ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES

HDTUNE PRO BENCHMARKS

PCMARK VANTAGE TESTING AND THE SATA 3 HIERARCHY

THE VERDICT

FOLLOW THE DISCUSSION

About Les Tokar

is a technology nut and Founder of The SSD Review. His early work includes the first consumer SSD review along with MS Vista, Win 7 and SSD Optimization Guides. Les is fortunate to, not only evaluate and provide opinion on consumer and enterprise solid state storage but also, travel the world in search of new technologies and great friendships. Google+
  • http://www.facebook.com/jackjackduank Sam Nicko

    Congrats Kingston Editors Choice are perfect fit for this SSD :)

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