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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Drive READ:555MB/S WRITE:510MB/S

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Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
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Product Reviews

Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Drive READ:555MB/S WRITE:510MB/S
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Rating: 8.95/10
With 19 User Reviews
Daniel_d@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 02/16/14
Cons: could use more space

Pros: Very cheap for performance
Comment:
Excellent SSD for the price and is a good choice to have an operating system and a couple high demand programs on, while you other things such as movies and music can be stored on an HDD.
ricky_k@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 02/13/14
Cons: na

Pros: Good drive for the money
Comment:
First time purchasing a SSD. Very happy with the purchase. Would like a 500GB one once the come down in price
Graham_G@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 11/28/13
Cons: First one died

Pros: Fast, looks nice, on sale frequently
Comment:
Major upgrade from my old HHD for speed, of course, and no issues with the new one after the lemon died on me. It goes on sale frequently so always wait for a sale!
static@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 08/20/13
Cons: none so far

Pros: Price/performanceQuality look and feelFast enough
Comment:
Pretty decent SSD for the price, seq read speed is a little slower than my Intel 330 but write speed is much better... The HyperX performs much better, compare to the 330, in all other tests (AS SSD and CrystaldiskMARK (On my Asus P8Z77 and i5 r4.2). The drive looks like it's made of quality component, hope it'll last. I'm using this drive for games only, the 330 is my primary, but will be swapping the drives soon as the Hyperx seems to be a better drive for Windows.
hades182@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 06/09/13
Cons: -None

Pros: -Fast-Good looking-Included mouting bracket
Comment:
Works great with my old Asus P6T motherboard (Sata 2)I had no problem whatsoever with it compared to what i'm used to with OCZ drives at the same price.
canislupuss@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/29/13
Cons: none

Pros: Fast as it says.
Comment:
Needed to update  my Pro book and installing this SSD did the job.will pick up the same or bigger one for the PC.
LegendMask@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 04/17/13
Cons: no Kingston driver update, 60% lost in the advertised speed.

Pros: Nice looking case?
Comment:
Tried and checked everything and still losing %60 of the advertised speed, I know those speeds are under certain conditions and it says upto XXXX GB/s. But to lose %60 of it!!! it does boot in a reasonable amount of time though.
Chau_N@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 02/20/13
Cons: none

Pros: VERY FAST, runs cool
Comment:
This SSD is ridiculously fast!, my OS bootup is less than 6 secs, and all my apps installed fast as lightning. Recommended for people who use this for OS!
_Jay_@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 02/15/13
Cons: None.

Pros: In the vanguard of current higher end SIII/6gbs SSDsExcellent price on sale Well-rated high quality flash Bracket includedBrushed finish
Comment:
Very satisfied. Probably the best you can do right now without going to the highest end like the Sammy 840 Pro or the Mushkin Deluxe right now. Kingston's new SSDs are higher in quality build-wise now than their prior SSDs IMO, ie. the early V series.
Eric_G@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/10/13
Cons: None

Pros: Very fast - Good Looking - Mounting kit
Comment:
Ordered this at special price , Satisfied with product . Installed on Sata 3 6gb Box said 510W 550R ... Well im doing it . Would buy again no doubt .
stephen_w@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 12/31/12
Cons: -None

Pros: - Its Kingston- Reliable- Cheap- Extremely Fast- Nicest Looking SSD- Cool & Quiet- Shock Proof
Comment:
This SSD is faster than ones that cost $50 more and looks so nice. Its Kingston so you know it is going to be reliable. The prce is amazing , i highly recommend this ssd.
yangle@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 11/03/12
Cons: just 111GB

Pros: Small, fast read/write speed, cool, quiet.
Comment:
Windows 7 boots up so much faster. Sometimes my Windows experiences BSOD.
AceOnRiv@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 10/31/12
Cons: none

Pros: slick designKINGSTONSSDFAST
Comment:
at this price it's a steal! bought 2 and have them running at RAID 0 speed is crazy fast! it has a slick design too!
Wiggs1@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 10/22/12
Cons: None yet

Pros: Very fast application loading. Great price for SSD.
Comment:
Installed 3 weeks ago when upgrading from WinXP to Win7. Included bracket was simple to use and install in a standard 3.5" drive bay. There is no SATA cable but I knew that going in. Application and game load times are amazing as well as start-up and shut-down.Paid $116 taxes and delivery included. Great price for SSD. Worth while if you want to speed up your machine without all new hardware. I highly recommend this drive.
Michael_H@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/14/12
Cons: None so far

Pros: Has breathed new life into my older laptop
Comment:
I needed a new drive for my 5 year old HP TC4400 tablet/laptop. Although I wanted to try an SSD, I was concerned the tablet would have issues considering the age. I purchased this drive based on reviews and very glad I did. The drive arrived well packaged in a glitzy retail box. The drive looks very sexy and almost a shame to hide it inside the laptop under a panel. Installation went well with the bios recognizing the drive without issue. Installation of the OS also went well, although I did need to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 rather than the laptop's stock version of XP. Attempts to install XP (tablet edition) resulted in BSOD before the installation could complete. The laptop is currently setup with dual boot running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 without issue. Boot and application launch times have greatly improved. Very happy with the purchase and would easily buy again. Thanks Kensington for a very easy migration to SSD and for breathing new life into my older laptop!
Don_B@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 08/31/12
Cons: none yet

Pros: Fast load times
Comment:
Very Happy with drive, load is very fast,game and map loads very fast. Will purchase again when needed.but larger GB
Rex_L@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/31/12
Cons: - SSDs are expensive

Pros: - Kingston- Reliable, Fast.- Worked in 1 try.
Comment:
This is definetely a cool looking SSD. At this price point, you're not getting a huge bargain, nor are you getting ripped off. This HyperX 3K seems to perform similarly to the original blue HyperX SSD, so I would recommend it.
Gabriel_F@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/15/12
Cons: None yet.

Pros: Super fast for OS
Comment:
Kingston strikes again ! This SSD is reliable and fast !
Scott_C@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/14/12
Cons: Doesn't include bracket.

Pros: Best bang for the buck, great performing SSD!
Comment:
Very good price point for this SSD.
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Product Features

Internal SATA
2.5 Form Factor 120 SSD

Kingston SH103S3/120G HyperX 120GB Solid State Drive
Satisfy your growing storage needs with the Kingston SH103S3/120G HyperX 120GB Solid State Drive. The Kingston SH103S3/120G HyperX 120GB Solid State Drive utilizes Solid State technology, providing you with blazing fast and long-lasting operations. This 120GB Solid State Drive is equipped with a SATA III interface to transfer data faster than ever, letting you enjoy your games and programs with quicker response and efficiency. And because Solid State Drives have no mechanical parts, this product runs cool and quietly to keep you focused on your computing.

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • 120GB SSD; store and secure your data with Solid State reliability
  • SATA III interface; provides faster communication between your storage device and computer
  • Cool and quiet operation; prolongs the lifespan of the drive and protects your data

Product Specifications

General
BrandKingston
SeriesHyperX 3K
ModelSH103S3/120G
Device TypeInternal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
Used ForConsumer
Physical
Form Factor2.5"
Capacity120GB
Memory ComponentsMLC
InterfaceSATA III
ControllerSandForce SF-2281
Width69.85mm
Depth100mm
Height9.5mm
Weight97g
Performance
Max Sequential ReadUp to 555 MB/s
Max Sequential WriteUp to 510 MB/s
4KB Random ReadUp to 20,000 IOPS
4KB Random WriteUp to 60,000 IOPS
MTBF1,000,000 hours
Features
FeaturesMax Random 4K R/W: 85,000/73,000 IOPS

Applications
- Decreased load times of high-resolution PC games
- Increased frame rates per second for a better gaming experience
- Faster transfers of large media files
- Multitasking
- AutoCAD
- Movie downloads, transfers and syncs
Environmental
Power Consumption (Idle)0.46W
Power Consumption (Active)2.11W
Operating Temperature0C ~ +70C
Storage Temperature-40C ~ +85C
Max Shock Resistance1500G
Max Vibration ResistanceVibration operating 2.17G
Vibration non-operating 20G
Package Content
Package Content2.5" SSD
3.5" bracket and mounting screws
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