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

  • 2.5"
  • 120GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the HyperX SH103S3/120G

General

Brand
Kingston
Series
HyperX 3K
Model
SH103S3/120G
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
120GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
SandForce
Height
9.5mm
Width
69.85mm
Depth
100mm
Weight
97g

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 555 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 510 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 85,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 73,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,000,000 hours

Features

Features
Sustained Random 4K R/W: 20,000/60,000 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 Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C ~ +85°C
Max Shock Resistance
1500G
Max Vibration Resistance
Vibration operating 2.17G
Vibration non-operating 20G

Package Content

Package Content
2.5" SSD
3.5" bracket and mounting screws

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Patrick M.
  • 9/27/2014 4:17:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSSD best bang for the buck

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: did a big upgrade, cpu (8350), HD, memory, video card, over an older AMD Athlon 240 with 4 GB of memory

Mostly there is not a huge difference in the performance, except for the SSD in the new configuration. I probably should have keep my old stuff going for a while longer and just got the SSD It really does make a difference in boot time, disk speed, programs loading, ect... I tried the system with a HD for comparison and had other boots on the HD too that were way slower then the stuff on the SSD
I don't really know if it's just this particular SSD or not but this one does work well.

main OS is fedora 20
also booted Crunch Bang! and Mint LMDE, worked fine.

I don't have Windows or games so I can't say anything about them with the SSD.

Cons: had to wait for it go on sale

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  • Cody A.
  • 9/22/2014 12:52:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFailed after a year

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Very solid good looking drive. Speed of the drive was exactly what I expected. Not much faster than regular hard drives under normal use, but any compressed data or downloads... Start up times were nice

Cons: Very unreliable drive. I do not use my computer as much as I used to. Working and going to college really put a damper on my gaming.
Come home last night to a failed SSD...
Drive was 1 year, 5 months old (most of that time the pc was off)

Other Thoughts: Even though this drive did fail I still have to give it 4 stars. I took one off for it failing... but still giving 4 just because of the customer support.
I called them this morning, instantly got a human, asked some simple basic questions. Told him the drive was no longer recognized in the bios . At that point he said looks like its dead. Send it in, we will overnight you a brand new one.

I have never had such a good experience when dealing with customer support... No words can describe it.

Do not hesitate to pick one of these beasts up. I would recommend backing it up every month or so just in case it does happen to fail (all electronics are prone to it...)

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  • Ralph M.
  • 9/11/2014 4:44:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: *Fast
*Cheap
*Rock-solid

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have one of these installed in each of my desktops as a boot drive, as well as my Macbook Pro. They are very fast, and they boot to the OS very quickly. They were an excellent deal at the time, although I wish they were larger now (120gb doesn't quite cut it anymore, unless you get creative with where you store things).

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  • John C.
  • 9/8/2014 2:57:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI thought Kingston brand meant Reliable products??

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Dead After less than a year limited use. This was part of a dual boot PC I built for my sister. Running win8 on this SSD Win7 on other HD. They preferred win 7 so only used the win 8 every so often. I told her SSD would be much faster and more reliable than a reg HD to do her Nursing classes. That was a joke go to boot one day Nothing!! Tried new sata cables,different psu. Doc stations,other pc's/Laptops. Nothing dead. She would of lost all her work,Term papers,etc. If not for backing up to flash drive. I felt like an idiot. So came out of pocket to buy a new HD. After years of using there products with no problems . I was let down by this Kingston brand SSD.

Cons: Dead!!

Other Thoughts: Not sure if design has changed on SSD but most have a set number of hours they will last. Maybe that's what killed my SSD. Even though it was used very little. Win 7 was running Hibernation/sleep putting pc in a stand by state. Leaving HD's to not power down 24/7.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue experienced with the HyperX 3K SSD. We perform 100% testing on all of our products to ensure quality and reliability, as detailed here: http://www.kingston.com/us/company/testing . Even so, all electronic components have a small chance of failure. We stand by all our products and can replace the faulty drive under it's three year warranty. For further assistance, please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Victor M.
  • 9/2/2014 3:07:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDead.

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Died after 2 months.
The performance degradation was apparent after the first week. \
Still waiting on responses from Kingston.
Slow write speed even with one large file.

Cons: Boots faster than a HDD and my Intel X-25V 40GB
After installing Windows on the Kingston Hyper X3k 120Gb I had a terrible experience with my PC.

Other Thoughts: $%&*...why. oh why did i pick this one?

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue experienced with the HyperX 3K drive. We are here to help and can troubleshoot with you to determine what may be causing the issue. If needed the drive can be replaced under it's three year warranty. If you emailed in responses typically take one business day. For immediate assistance, please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Andrian C.
  • 8/28/2014 7:41:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFantastic while it worked

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Installed Windows 8.1 in 5 minutes, very quick boot up time, and the rest of SSD benefits. Should still be able to replace the defective hard drive, which is still a "pro".

Cons: OS no longer operational after about 9 months. Have the option of reinstalling the OS, but not going to take the chance. Bought it when it was more expensive.

Other Thoughts: Will reformat drive and use for media over my network when I receive the replacement, but can't trust again for an OS. Going with a higher end drive instead.

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  • William G.
  • 8/21/2014 5:05:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product as expected from HyperX

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Nice looking and works great! Bought it on rebate so cant get any better than this!

Cons: None!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/18/2014 6:28:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Fast and cheaper than most SSDs.
3 year warranty

Cons: Cheap plastic sata connection

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/15/2014 12:46:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOne of the fastest SSDs that I have ever purchased.

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: so far this is the second fastest sad that I have ever purchased, turns pc on in less than 20 sec, shutdown in 3-5 sec,

Cons: color should be black,

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  • ALLEZ C.
  • 8/15/2014 9:27:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat OS SSD

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: -Very fast
-Smaller than I thought
-Absolutely no noise or vibration
-Great Bang for your buck

Cons: -None so far

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