Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Review

IMAG0025 The Kingston HyperX 3K SSD solid-state drive is the company’s budget gamer line of SSD. It combines premium 3000 program-erase cycle Toggle NAND with the second-generation SandForce controller. Its lower price means more users can experience ultra-responsive gaming, multitasking, and multimedia computing power. 3K loads games and applications faster, increases frames per second (FPS) for an improved gaming experience, and allows for quick transfers and edits of large media files. HyperX 3K SSD comes in a sleek, black and aluminum case design, within a nice, sleek packaging and provides 3 different options for use. It can be used in an enclosure as a portable HDD, mount for your desktop, or used in a laptop. Plus, you are provided with Clone software if you  need to clone your old HDD to the Hyper X SSD.

HyperX 3K provides high-speed SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) performance and blazing fast random and sequential read/write speeds. SandForce DuraClass technology provides the latest data integrity protection for ultimate endurance over the entire life of the drive, accentuating the look of any power user’s system. The HyperX 3K SSD is shock proof, runs cool, and generates less heat as well as consumes less energy. Plus, HyperX 3K SSD is backed by a three-year warranty and legendary Kingston® reliability. We will be using the Kingston HyperX 3K SSD in our AMD APU system build, so stay tuned and enjoy our hardware review.

Specifications

Capacities1: 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
Sequential reads2: SATA Rev. 3.0
90GB/120GB/240GB – 555MB/s
480GB – 540MB/s
Sequential writes2: SATA Rev. 3.0
90GB/120GB/240GB – 510MB/s
480GB – 450MB/s

Features

  • SandForce controller technology
  • High-speed SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) transfer speeds
  • Advanced Wear-Leveling Technology
  • User-Configurable Over Provisioning4
  • Performance — incredible speeds for enhanced productivity
  • Reliable — much less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
  • Shock-Proof — dropping your notebook no longer means losing your data
  • Cool & Quiet — runs silent and with no moving mechanical parts to generate heat
  • Innovative — uses NAND Flash memory components
  • Supports TRIM — enhances device wear leveling by eliminating merge operation for all deleted data blocks
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology)
  • Guaranteed — three-year Kingston® warranty, free tech support
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