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

  • 2.5"
  • 240GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the HyperX SH103S3/240G

General

Brand
Kingston
Series
HyperX 3K
Model
SH103S3/240G
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
240GB
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 86,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 60,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,000,000 hours

Features

Features
Sustained Random 4K R/W: 40,000/57,000 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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  • Kelly W.
  • 8/1/2014 2:28:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: + Excellent build quality
+ LSI Sandforce controllers have lost some of their sizzle to Samsung, Barefoot 3, Marvel and others but the Sandforce controller has one of the best algorithms to reduce write wear on the NAND
+ Includes a 2/5" to 3.5" metal drive bay adapter

Cons: - The drive bay adapter is BRIGHT blue! If you have a case with a side window and are concerned with looks, you might not care for the color.
- No drive management software included what-so-ever. Samsung really has a significant lead on this aspect of the SSD market right now.

Other Thoughts: I used this drive in a new build for my mother-in-law. The ASUS A55BM-E motherboard I paired it with lacks a SATA 3 - 6 GB/s pot but that's what you get when buying based on combo deals and promo codes.

Crystal Disk Mark test results:

Seq Read: 276.1 Write: 254.5
512K Read: 263.5 Write: 255.6
4K Read: 33.45 Write: 64.53
4K QD32 Read: 181.2 Write: 168.7

I must say, these numbers are very impressive given that this was on a SATA 2- 3 GB/s SATA port. I sincerely wish I could test this on a 6 GB/s port!

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/20/2014 12:20:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsspeedy and attractive

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Super fast read/write on SATA III. Capacity for price is excellent on Win7 ultimate build. Kingston has some of the most physically attractive SSDs out there. The casing with the brushed aluminum and accent colors looks very nice.

Comes with a nice metal mounting bracket as well for use in a 5.25" bay.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Always had great experience with sandforce controllers on SSDs. This Kingston is no different. Overall a great SSD!

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  • Salvatore P.
  • 7/13/2014 5:41:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value and Great Performance

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Cheap, fast and looks pretty good in my case. Also came with a free copy of Watch Dogs. Game sucks, but SSD is great.
AS-SSD Bench reported that it is actually a little faster than my Intel 520 series. I was surprised.

Cons: Non, really. The free game sucks, but hey, it was free and the drive is awesome.

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  • David B.
  • 7/3/2014 10:06:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHighly Suggest

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: - Fast
- Comes with a game ( in my combo)
-Well packaged
-Very Well Priced
-Has options for upgrading your laptops harddrive with this ssd

Cons: -Low storage

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  • Bryan C.
  • 7/2/2014 3:11:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo game ?

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Good price on a good drive.

Cons: No mention of the Free Watchdogs game anywhere.

Other Thoughts: I could have bought the Samsung SSD but the free game swung my vote. Now I find I have no game.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/23/2014 12:09:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Very fast drive. Upgraded from an older SSD and immediately noticed a difference.

Cons: Could only afford one.

Other Thoughts: The drive is packaged well and comes with all the necessary screws. I was so pleasantly surprised with this drive that I bought a pair of 120 gig versions at a later date for other machines.

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  • Umbra W.
  • 6/22/2014 3:32:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery Dissapointed

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Very fast SSD, in contrast to this review this SSD is actually really good. It works really well so far and it boots windows 8 in roughly 10 seconds. I really like this SSD.

Cons: HOWEVER. I am extremely disappointed that I did not receive my copy of Watch Dogs. I got this SSD mainly for the fact that when I bought it, it promised a copy of this game. I did not receive it when it came in the mail, even when I contacted newegg customer support they didn't do anything to compensate me and I feel cheated. So this rating does not reflect the product, it reflects my experience with receiving an incomplete order.

Other Thoughts: I do really think this SSD, but I feel that I have recieved an incomplete order. This experience has made me an unsatisfied customer...

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  • Dennis K.
  • 6/20/2014 10:29:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorst SSD Experience

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: It is an SSD, falls in the middle of SSDs for speed. Drive does come with a tray for mounting in a 3.5" slot. Good for rejuvenating older systems that support AHCI. Will work in standard SATA IDE mode, but you do lose some performance.

Cons: No software, nor any links on the website for migration software or SSD optimization software. Uninterested tech support, called to ask about where to find optimization software and was told I had to by the drive Kit. Huh!! I have purchased about 30 SSDs of various brands, Kingston is the worst if you are migrating systems.

Other Thoughts: Samsung is the only SSD that comes with both migration and optimization software, the other brands I have purchased at least had links on their website to migration software (usually Acronis, but I recommend EaseUS. It is free and works better) and some have downloadable optimization software. I purchase these drives to extend the lives of PCs for charitable organizations, so I shop price. With the time spent looking for migration and optimization software, this was no longer a good value. Should have spent and extra $10.00 for Samsung.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue experienced with our HyperX 3K SSD. As you found, the SH103S3/240G is the stand-alone drive. Due to licensing we are restricted and can only provide Acronis on a bootable DVD with our bundle packages, like part number SH103S3B/240G. In cases like yours, we can recommend cloning software that is freely available online, such as Macrium Reflect Free. We are here to help and can always work with you when issues like this come up. For any 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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  • paul w.
  • 6/17/2014 2:02:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAverage Gamer

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: Price ($135 with coupon when I bought it). Speed (boots windows 8.1 in less than 10sec on average and I can open Firefox or IE instantly). Reliability ( really good reviews for longevity on newegg).

Cons: When I came to write this review I found it now comes bundled with Watchdogs. None so far. If I do I guess I'll be angry enough to update this review.

Other Thoughts: I used this as the OS disk for my new build. I decided to upgrade to SSD and this drive was both highly reviewed and came with a recommendation from someone I trust as just about the fastest SSD on the market, especially for the money since I got it for $135 instead of $200. Works great and I love having an SSD, now I just kinda wish I had the extra money to get the 480gig AND a new monitor, video card ect. Maybe in a couple months.

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  • Andriy B.
  • 6/12/2014 5:00:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot a happy costomer

This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Pros: none

Cons: DOA- DEAD ON ARRIVAL

Other Thoughts: Tried different sata3 cables and different sata3 ports and different power cables, even tried to use the cable and port from my Samsung SSD, still nothing.
I never ever bought Kingston product before... so it could be just this one time.
Gonna request replacement and see what happens...
But I have to say....this is not a good start for Kingston to gain my trust in their product.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue with the HyperX 3K SSD you received. 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 with thorough testing, all electronic components have a small chance of failure. We stand by all our products and can replace the drive under it's three year warranty. If you experience any issue with your replacement please feel free to contact us as we are here to troubleshoot with you. 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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