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Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Drive READ:555MB/S WRITE:510MB/S

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Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
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Product Reviews

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Drive READ:555MB/S WRITE:510MB/S
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Rating: 9.39/10
With 23 User Reviews
Shank@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 02/09/15
Cons: None - although I would've preferred the plate to match the SSD color ( but I'm only being picky )

Pros: Excellent price ( at time of purchase )It's SSD - what more can be saidComes with 5 and a quarter inch mounting plate & hardware
Comment:
Performs the way you'd expect - someone going from HDD to SSD - ensure you wire your hat with haywire because the speeds will blow your hat away! =)In my case, I replaced my aging OCZ agility III with this one, and the extra 100mb bandwidth I gained is noticeable, saving about a second or two on windows 7 pro load time.
Night Hawk@NCIX
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Review Date: 12/16/14
Cons: None

Pros: - Extremely fast- 3.5" bracket- Looks very nice
Comment:
I use a lot of Kingston memory, never fail me. This is the 1st time I use Kingston SSD. It does not fail me too. Very very fast. It also comes with a 3.5" bracket. Good for use in desktop.And I have to say, the drive looks very very nice. Brush metal finish with a blue color bracket. Trust me, it looks a lot better when you see the real one than the picture. Almost like an art.
TheMartian@NCIX
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Review Date: 10/22/14
Cons: Cost (but you can price match, or catch a sale).

Pros: Fast
Comment:
Super Fast (insanely so)Works well with Rapid start!Great Boot drive!Installed program work rapidly.The only drawback is the price if you don't catch it on sale.
Carl_B@NCIX
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Review Date: 09/28/14
Cons: None so far

Pros: Excellent Memory
Comment:
I would buy it again
Jeff_L@NCIX
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Review Date: 09/24/14
Cons: Can't think of a single thing yet

Pros: Reliable, Ultra-Fast. Fit perfectly in to the DS Silent Cube case 2.5" bay. Not a single glitch or problem with Win8.1 install or operation.
Comment:
This SSD was recommended to me over the lower end Kingston SSD's. It is extremely fast. I installed it as part of a machine with the Gigabyte B85M-D3H, and a Pentium G3258. Boots in under 8 seconds (haven't timed it). Installed Win8.1 in under 15 minutes. Love it! Time will tell.
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Review Date: 08/01/14
Cons: none for the moment

Pros: Free game was include
Comment:
Just read reviews under mine. They are all expose my thoughts.
danboy800@NCIX
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Review Date: 07/23/14
Cons: Nothing for me

Pros: Game Free.Super reliable product
Comment:
Game come with.With Kingston you never have surprise except performance.My Laptop is now like a super car Thanks SSD.
Alex_d11@NCIX
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Review Date: 07/07/14
Cons: can't think of anything right now.

Pros: fast boot time, included mounting hardware.
Comment:
Good bang for buck!I got a Watch Dog voucher for a free game included with my purchase of this SSD. SSD + Free Game = steal!!!I upgraded from a 120GB SSD because it was running out of space. 240GB is well more than enough to store the OS, applications and games. If you are thinking of upgrading your primary hard drive, and you see this on sale, don't hesitate just buy it!
michael_w@NCIX
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Review Date: 06/25/14
Cons: not as good of a deal as m550, which is $30 dollars cheaper if you do not like/care about watch dogs voucher

Pros: Fast, good built quality
Comment:
Pretty good deal overall, bought at $155+tax, came with watch dogs. At normal price, you are essentially buying the ssd + watch dogs separately.
Mitchell_D@NCIX
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Review Date: 06/09/14
Cons: None really

Pros: Stupid fastLow energy consumptionBeautiful design
Comment:
This thing gave new life to my laptop. It runs super fast and even helped extend my battery life a little since it uses way less energy than a standard HDD.Plus the Free Watch Dogs voucher was a plus.Thanks kingston!
Michael_H@NCIX
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Review Date: 06/05/14
Cons: None

Pros: Fast, Cheap
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Came with a game, who can complain. This thing is the bomb. Really great speeds I have 2 in my desktop and use 2 in ESXi whiteboxes.
TheBigTroll1226@NCIX
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Review Date: 06/04/14
Cons: -nothing really

Pros: -solid drive even after 5 months-good $/gb
Comment:
Good drive for your money. there are better options out there nowadays but its like you will tell the difference between them in day to day usage anyways
ncixgear@NCIX
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Review Date: 05/28/14
Cons: none.

Pros: ssd. speed.
Comment:
Kingston HyperX 3K is a good SSD. 240gb is not big but ok for laptop. speed is good. it performs well in windows.
ricky_k@NCIX
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Review Date: 03/16/14
Cons: na

Pros: Fast : boot, app launch, copying files
Comment:
Had purchased the kingston HyperX 3k for my desktop. Very impressed with speed. Ended up buying a second one I usually end up going for kingston for a reliable SSD. Hasn't disappointed yet its good
mike_g@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/02/14
Cons: none yet

Pros: Fast ..extremly fast and reliable....
Comment:
Bought this one to replace my Kingston hyper X 3K 120 gb.....needed more space.....and...this thing is fast and furious......and if its as reliable has the 120 gb that iv bin using...and abusing...for the past 8 month.....well....what else is there to say.....if your looking for extreme speed...and reliability..kingston ssd's are a very good choice...after doing researchs ....reading many reviews....and test them...and....there not expensive....
Ahmed_K@NCIX
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Review Date: 03/11/13
Cons: None that I can think of so far.

Pros: Really fast drive. Boots windows 8 in a few seconds. Really good construction, feels like a quality product.
Comment:
I think I got faster than advertised write speeds.
Pawel_B@NCIX
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Review Date: 03/08/13
Cons: None

Pros: Reliable, Fast, Sleek Design, Great Extra's (External HD Case)
Comment:
I purchased this SSD after reviewing a few other models, I also own a Samsung Pro 840 SSD and find the performance very close with the Samsung coming out on top slightly. PC boot up time is almost instant and runs amazing with no timeout errors or anything. Games install and launch instantly as well. Fully compatible with both PC's and Macs as I currently have one drive in a 2010 MacBook Pro 15 inch and the other is in a PC (tower).
Chen Xiong@NCIX
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Review Date: 03/01/13
Cons: none

Pros: working fine
Comment:
the speed is gradualy going slower but still good
Jean-Sébastien_S@NCIX
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Review Date: 12/07/12
Cons: None so far

Pros: Competitive price, run very nice..
Comment:
This drive is perfect as a gaming drive (steam drive) i have about 25 games installed one it and SSD gaming is so nice (Silent) and fast i will buy another one very soonVery recommended! great read speed
vincent_m@NCIX
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Review Date: 10/26/12
Cons: price abot a $1 gb

Pros: very fast and run cool
Comment:
I put one a 2 year old acer 5738pg laptop very fast over stoke hard drive and run cooler
MrI@NCIX
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Review Date: 09/18/12
Cons: -None

Pros: -Easy installation-Plenty of space-VERY quick-Includes installation bracket
Comment:
Moved up from a Caviar Black drive and the difference is substantial. Windows loads very quickly with no hang loading programmes. Gave my socket 775 machine a new lease on life.
Randolph_L@NCIX
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Review Date: 07/26/12
Cons: None so far

Pros: Fantastic speed, nice and cool
Comment:
Installed two of these into our high end production machine and haven't had any issues. They're running on the latest Intel 2011 chipset in SATA3We have been running an entire studio on this machine using these drives for the OS and production software, which includes: We use Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Adobe Audition (sometimes), Pro Tools, Poser, Milkshape, and many other production programs.It's a heavy production machine. We use the computer for rendering long 1080P Blu-Ray quality video in 2D and 3D, editing in fully rendered 1080p on three screens. The system has never crashed. On weekends we've tested this machine with the top games since it has an ASUS NVIDIA 590 video card.When this machine isn't editing video, it's serving as the core audio recording / editing / live video feed for our podcast. If these drives will run our main production machine under heavy load for days at a time, they'll survive your heaviest gaming binges and home rendering solutions.Here's the computer these drives are installed in.Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition 6 CoreCooled with Corsair H100ASUS P9X79 Deluxe ATX LGA2011 MotherboardCorsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance 16GB 4X4GB (Running 2 of these kits for 32GB 8x4GB)ASUS 590 NVIDIA 2GB Graphics card (For incredible CUDA performance boost with Adobe software)2 x Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Drives (1 for OS, 1 for Production Software).2x 2TB WD Caviar Black HDD on SATA3 (Striped for scratch disc)2x 2TB WD Caviar Black HDD on SATA 2 (for longer term storage)Adaptec SATA3 PCI-E 4 Port card for hot swap drive bays.ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-Ray WriterAntec High Current Pro 1200WCoolermaster Cosmos II XL-ATX Ultra Tower
Jason_W@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 06/05/12
Cons: none

Pros: Great drive - no problems
Comment:
Great drive, got the Bundle version (mostly for the External Drive kit) for an extra $10, and worth the difference.
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Product Features

Internal SSD 240 GB
SATA 2.5 Form Factor

Kingston SH103S3/240G HyperX 240GB Solid State Drive
Add an awesome storage solution to your PC with the Kingston SH103S3/240G HyperX 240GB Solid State Drive. The Kingston SH103S3/240G HyperX 240GB Solid State Drive provides you with a massive storage capacity of 240GB for your documents, applications, programs and media files. Download and share more files as much as you want with this dependable 2.5" solid state drive; simply install it to your PC using a SATA III interface and enjoy reliable, high-speed performance every time.

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • 2.5” solid state drive; provides a 240GB storage capacity
  • SATA III interface; ensures reliable, high-speed performance

Product Specifications

General
BrandKingston
SeriesHyperX 3K
ModelSH103S3/240G
Device TypeInternal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
Used ForConsumer
Physical
Form Factor2.5"
Capacity240GB
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 40,000 IOPS
4KB Random WriteUp to 57,000 IOPS
MTBF1,000,000 hours
Features
FeaturesMax Random 4K R/W: 86,000/60,000 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 Temperature0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature-40°C ~ +85°C
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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