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Specs of Kingston HyperX 3K

Release Date in Malaysia
DateOct 2012
SSD form factor2.5"
Protection featuresShock resistant
Housing materialAluminium
Solid-state drive capacity120 GB
Solid-state drive interfaceSerial ATA III
Read speed555 MB/s
Write speed510 MB/s
Memory typeMLC
Data transfer rate6 Gbit/s
Random read (4KB)40000 IOPS
Random write (4KB)57000 IOPS
S.M.A.R.T. support
TRIM support
Mean time between failures (MTBF)1000000 h

Reviews of Kingston HyperX 3K
Reviewed on 2012-08-07
Great performance, Much more affordable
Solid State Drives (SSDs) are becoming more and more affordable as of late, with the market being filled up with them from various makers. Based on its HyperX lineup of drives, the Kingston HyperX 3K SSD would fall as one of these, marketed as a budget SS...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-03
Build Quality (Intel NAND, Enclosure), Performance (Almost Identical To The 5k Model), Upgrade Bundle (3.5" bracket/2.5" USB Enclosure), Price (For Some), 24/7 Support, 3 Years Warranty
3k Cycles (Not For Professional/Enterprise Use)
Instead of individually testing solid state drives i mostly prefer to wait a while and conduct a thorough comparison between all the latest models in the market. Because of that a few months ago i gathered and compared 16 of the latest and fastest SATA II...
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Reviewed on 2014-02-23
Six weeks have passed since our last SSD endurance update. When we last visited our heroes, they had just crossed the half-petabyte threshold—no small feat for a collection of consumer-grade drives that includes the Corsair Neutron GTX, Intel 335 Series, ...
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Reviewed on 2014-01-21
The SSD market is literally saturated with competitors, and with SSDs being one of the “must-have” items these days, it's easier to get overwhelmed with trying to decide which make/model of SSD to go with in your system. Many people initially approach thi...
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Reviewed on 2013-12-27
Solid state drives have come down significantly in price over the last few years, so it’s now cheaper than ever to upgrade your PC. While 120/128 GiB units offer the best compromise between price and capacity in most cases, some users may opt for a 480...
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Reviewed on 2013-11-25
Solid-state drives are everywhere, and we shouldn't be surprised. SSDs have long been much faster than mechanical hard drives—and the difference striking enough for even casual users to perceive. The major holdup was pricing, which has become much more re...
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Reviewed on 2013-10-28
Solid-state drives have revolutionized the PC storage industry. Their wicked-fast access times deliver a palpable improvement in overall system responsiveness, and prices have fallen enough to make decent-sized drives affordable for all. There's just one ...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-09
With summer nearly behind us and the frenzy of back-to-school in full gear, it's time for those of us here at to exit vacation mode and get back to work. If you were out of the loop while on break, you may have missed that Intel's Haswell proc...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-06
Flash memory has limited write endurance. So do the SSDs based on it. How many writes can modern drives take before they expire, and what happens to them as the flash wears out? We're trying to find out by testing a selection of SSDs to failure. You can r...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-20
SSDs are pretty awesome. They're fast enough to provide a palpable improvement in overall system responsiveness and affordable enough that even budget rigs can get in on the action. Without moving parts, SSDs also tolerate rough handling much better than ...
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Reviewed on 2013-03-05
High performance, Supports TRIM, 3 -year warranty, Nice accessories included (in the kit version), USB enclosure is of high quality
A bit more expensive than other options
Kingston is the largest memory vendor in the world, so it comes as no surprise that they are also a big player in the solid state storage market.Their HyperX DDR memory is well known to deliver good performance and overclockability for enthusiasts, whi...
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Reviewed on 2012-12-28
Installing an SSD in your PC, be it a laptop or a desktop, is one of the easiest and most effective ways to boost the machine's overall performance. The change won't be merely noticeable—it will startle you. Your system will boot more quickly, windows and...
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Reviewed on 2012-11-27
Top-notch performance, Good price/performance, Nice upgrade accessory bundle
Form factor: 2.5" Controller: SandForce SF-2281 Components: MLC NAND (3k P/E Cycles) Interface: SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev 2.0 (3Gb/s) Capacities: 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB Sequential Read/Write (SATA Rev. 3.0):90GB – 555/510MB/s120GB – 555/510MB/s...
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Reviewed on 2012-11-13
Computers relying solely on age old hard disk drive technology should be deemed a thing of the past. Mechanical devices suffer from slow response times, so if and when performance matters, spending a small amount of money on upgrading a PC's boot drive...
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Reviewed on 2012-11-07
Today we’re reviewing another SandForce SF-2281 based SSD product – the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD. You might be wondering what makes one SandForce-driven SSD different from the rest, but so far we have seen quite a bit of variance in the products we...
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Reviewed on 2012-10-21
The Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB gives us an opportunity to explore how capacity affects the real world performance of SandForce SSDs.
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Reviewed on 2012-08-26
In a contest of high-end consumer SSDs, the SandForce-based Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB takes on Samsung 830 Series 128GB which uses Samsung's own MCX controller and Toggle NAND chips.
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Reviewed on 2012-08-08
The SSD controller war is well and truly on: OCZ's Indilinx powered Everest platform is highly competitive, whilst Crucial and Samsung continue to impress with thier M4 and SSD 830 drives respectively. While these drives grab the headlines though, ...
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Reviewed on 2012-07-26
Video review................
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Reviewed on 2012-07-11
Kingston originally released its HyperX series of enthusiast-oriented SSDs with 25nm 5K NAND from Intel. This "5K NAND" provides the ultimate in endurance over the long run, but this high-quality NAND does carry a premium. 5K P/E Cycle NAND means, in the ...
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