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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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HyperX performance at an exceptional price.

Budget-minded gamers and enthusiasts will benefit from the lower price of Kingston’s new HyperX 3K SSD. This solid-state drive 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 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. HyperX 3K SSD comes in a sleek, black and aluminum case design, accentuating the look of any power user’s system.

 

  • newegg Engineered for Cost-effective performance The Kingston HyperX 3K Solid State Drives are designed and built for cost-effective performance. By leveraging the latest SATA 6Gbps interface and the second generation of SandForce SSD controller (SF-2281) which features the award winning DuraClass Technology, the HyperX 3K 480GB version pushes the limits in both sequential and random data transfer rates with up to 540MB/s read and 450MB/s write, plus incredible sustained 4KB read/write performance of 60,000/45,000 IOPS. This significantly improves your productivity, gaming, multimedia, and overall computing experience. It is backwards compatible with SATA II / 3Gbps. (Rated speeds may vary slightly depending on the benchmark used, drivers, windows version, bios version and file size.)
  • newegg SSD Benefits Unlike traditional hard disk drives, SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly reliable storage solution that also offers faster application loading and system responsiveness. And for laptops and netbooks, the lower power needs of SSD’s translate to extended battery life. Higher performance with more durability means you can be truly mobile with confidence.
  • newegg TRIM Support The Kingston HyperX 3K offers native TRIM support featured in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Designed to maintain the performance of SSD at an optimal level over the lifetime of the drive, TRIM functions by actively deleting invalid data from the SSD’s memory cells to ensure that write operations perform at full speed. Since a memory block must be erased before it can be re-programmed, TRIM improves performance by pro-actively erasing pages containing invalid data, allowing the SSD to write new data without first having to perform a time-consuming erase command.
  • newegg S.M.A.R.T. Technology The Kingston HyperX 3K adopts Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) Technology which enables the PC to predict the future failure. Through the SMART system, the solid state drive incorporates a suite of advanced diagnostics that monitor the internal operations of a drive and provide an early warning for many types of potential problems. When a potential problem is detected, the solid state drive can be replaced before any data is lost or damaged.
  • newegg 3.5” bracket included The HyperX 3K solid state drive features a standard 2.5-inch form factor for compatibility with notebooks and select desktops. Kingston HyperX 3K stand-alone drive also includes mounting screws and a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket for compatibility with standard hard drive mounting.

HyperX performance at an exceptional price.

Budget-minded gamers and enthusiasts will benefit from the lower price of Kingston’s new HyperX 3K SSD. This solid-state drive 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 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. HyperX 3K SSD comes in a sleek, black and aluminum case design, accentuating the look of any power user’s system.

 

  • newegg Engineered for Cost-effective performance The Kingston HyperX 3K Solid State Drives are designed and built for cost-effective performance. By leveraging the latest SATA 6Gbps interface and the second generation of SandForce SSD controller (SF-2281) which features the award winning DuraClass Technology, the HyperX 3K 120GB version pushes the limits in both sequential and random data transfer rates with up to 555MB/s read and 510MB/s write, plus incredible sustained 4KB read/write performance of 20,000/60,000 IOPS. This significantly improves your productivity, gaming, multimedia, and overall computing experience. It is backwards compatible with SATA II / 3Gbps. (Rated speeds may vary slightly depending on the benchmark used, drivers, windows version, bios version and file size.)
  • newegg SSD Benefits Unlike traditional hard disk drives, SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly reliable storage solution that also offers faster application loading and system responsiveness. And for laptops and netbooks, the lower power needs of SSD’s translate to extended battery life. Higher performance with more durability means you can be truly mobile with confidence.
  • newegg TRIM Support The Kingston HyperX 3K offers native TRIM support featured in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Designed to maintain the performance of SSD at an optimal level over the lifetime of the drive, TRIM functions by actively deleting invalid data from the SSD’s memory cells to ensure that write operations perform at full speed. Since a memory block must be erased before it can be re-programmed, TRIM improves performance by pro-actively erasing pages containing invalid data, allowing the SSD to write new data without first having to perform a time-consuming erase command.
  • newegg S.M.A.R.T. Technology The Kingston HyperX 3K adopts Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) Technology which enables the PC to predict the future failure. Through the SMART system, the solid state drive incorporates a suite of advanced diagnostics that monitor the internal operations of a drive and provide an early warning for many types of potential problems. When a potential problem is detected, the solid state drive can be replaced before any data is lost or damaged.
  • newegg 3.5” bracket included The HyperX 3K solid state drive features a standard 2.5-inch form factor for compatibility with notebooks and select desktops. Kingston HyperX 3K stand-alone drive also includes mounting screws and a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket for compatibility with standard hard drive mounting.

HyperX performance at an exceptional price.

Budget-minded gamers and enthusiasts will benefit from the lower price of Kingston’s new HyperX 3K SSD. This solid-state drive 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 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. HyperX 3K SSD comes in a sleek, black and aluminum case design, accentuating the look of any power user’s system.

  • newegg Engineered for Cost-effective performance The Kingston HyperX 3K Solid State Drives are designed and built for cost-effective performance. By leveraging the latest SATA 6Gbps interface and the second generation of SandForce SSD controller (SF-2281) which features the award winning DuraClass Technology, the HyperX 3K 240GB version pushes the limits in both sequential and random data transfer rates with up to 555MB/s read and 510MB/s write, plus incredible sustained 4KB read/write performance of 40,000/57,000 IOPS. This significantly improves your productivity, gaming, multimedia, and overall computing experience. It is backwards compatible with SATA II / 3Gbps. (Rated speeds may vary slightly depending on the benchmark used, drivers, windows version, bios version and file size.)
  • newegg SSD Benefits Unlike traditional hard disk drives, SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly reliable storage solution that also offers faster application loading and system responsiveness. And for laptops and netbooks, the lower power needs of SSD’s translate to extended battery life. Higher performance with more durability means you can be truly mobile with confidence.
  • newegg TRIM Support The Kingston HyperX 3K offers native TRIM support featured in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Designed to maintain the performance of SSD at an optimal level over the lifetime of the drive, TRIM functions by actively deleting invalid data from the SSD’s memory cells to ensure that write operations perform at full speed. Since a memory block must be erased before it can be re-programmed, TRIM improves performance by pro-actively erasing pages containing invalid data, allowing the SSD to write new data without first having to perform a time-consuming erase command.
  • newegg S.M.A.R.T. Technology The Kingston HyperX 3K adopts Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) Technology which enables the PC to predict the future failure. Through the SMART system, the solid state drive incorporates a suite of advanced diagnostics that monitor the internal operations of a drive and provide an early warning for many types of potential problems. When a potential problem is detected, the solid state drive can be replaced before any data is lost or damaged.
  • newegg 3.5” bracket included The HyperX 3K solid state drive features a standard 2.5-inch form factor for compatibility with notebooks and select desktops. Kingston HyperX 3K stand-alone drive also includes mounting screws and a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket for compatibility with standard hard drive mounting.


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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  • Timothy P.
  • 3/17/2014 4:56:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's ok

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

Pros: Computer boots faster (15-20 seconds) and has a decent price.

Cons: Occasionally when booting up I will see an error saying something about corrupted files or no boot files found. I'll reboot and it will then boot like normal with no issues, but still not the most encouraging sign.

Other Thoughts: I held off for a long time waiting for a good deal on a SSD or for something better to come along. Finally broke down and bought this when I got a coupon code. I replaced an old raptor drive with this. The boot time is a little faster and games load faster, but it wasn't until I had the faster boot time that I realized faster load times in multiplayer games is kind of pointless since I have to wait on everyone else anyways.

The random corrupt files being found also isn't encouraging. Still not convinced SSD's are worth their price.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We are here to help and can troubleshoot with you to figure out what may be causing the drive to not boot properly. If the drive is having intermittent detection issues, it can be replaced under it's five year warranty. 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. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • JOE H.
  • 3/10/2014 9:40:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast drive, great quality.

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

Pros: I have used several of these drives for my customers and in house over the past year with Windows 7,8 and 8.1. We have had no issues of any kind so far. They are a very fast and reliable and the Hyper X series of SSD are my preferred drive for all builds where an SSD is to be used.

Cons: None yet

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  • Jeff B.
  • 3/8/2014 1:53:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKingston HyperX

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!!!

Cons: Blue mounting tray. Even if it were a different color, I couldn't use it with my Corsair 540 Air. So in the parts box it goes.

Other Thoughts: I don't think I'll EVER buy another HD again. SSD's are the way to go!!!!!!!!

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  • Michael D.
  • 3/3/2014 12:39:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, even compared to newer 2014 SSDs

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
Fast
FAST

Cons: None - never any problems.

Other Thoughts: Owned and used my 240GB HyperX 3K for over a year now and I am still amazed at how fast it is, even compared to most of the newer drives that have come out since.

Made my circa 2009 i5-430M 4GB laptop feel like a super-fast brand new machine after swapping out the factory installed 500GB 7200rpm HDD.
Boot time from full power off state to fully loaded and usable Win7 desktop went from about 3.5-4 minutes to around 25 seconds, and I have a lot of memory-resident programs loading!

This is the only Sandforce equipped SSD I would ever buy thanks to the trusty Kingston name, excellent support, and amazing performance.

I really wish Kingston would expand on their HyperX 3K lineup and give us larger than 480GB sizes (if possible), like a 960GB model. I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

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  • Scott L.
  • 3/2/2014 2:23:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery fast drive

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

Pros: Drive has been very, very fast. Installed easily, was detected and I was off and running in less than 10 minutes.

Cons: No cons...been a great drive.

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  • Thomas S.
  • 2/11/2014 9:13:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFast, but fails catastrophically

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

Pros: This drive is very fast and a good price

Cons: My first drive failed after eight months with some bad blocks, but was still bootable and data was retrievable. The RMA process to get that taken care of was a nightmare. The standard option will take week. The Advanced Repair option requires a hold on a credit card, which is standard practice, but they charged me nearly $400 for this ~$200 drive and expected me to pay for shipping. When confronted about the cost disparity, their official response was that they "did not want to undercut their resellers." They don't want to undercut their resellers on REPLACING A DEFECTIVE DRIVE. It's a temporary hold, but it's insane to put a hold twice the cost of the drive on ANY retail outlet on a card.

That new drive from the RMA just catastrophically failed 6 months later and destroyed my partitions irrevocably and cannot be repaired or rebuilt.

I'm not looking forward to going through another RMA process with them and will be looking to another brand. Don't buy this drive unless you're an expert in data recovery or don't care about your data.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Tom,
I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the inconvenience previously experienced through our RMA process and the ongoing issue with the HyperX 3K SSD. In the Advanced Shipment process a temporary hold is placed on a credit card that is equal to the List Price of the drive. As you have experienced, retail pricing can vary greatly from our List Price. The hold should clear from a credit card in 5-10 business days which can vary depending on the card carrier. It is unusual for a replacement to fail or any of our products to be faulty. We do perform 100% testing on all finished goods, as detailed here: http://www.kingston.com/us/company/testing . We stand by our products and we can replace the drive or we may be able to work out a different resolution under our warranty policy. 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. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Robin M.
  • 2/10/2014 11:20:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill going super strong!

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

Pros: my program still say 100% life. this is great. i been very happy with this. i don't think this will ever die. give you idea how this been working for me. my pc never sleep. never get shut down. it keep going. so over all. it is a great SSD i got and this is my 1st SSD. now i think of it. i never have a hard drive that live more than 1years. this maybe the 1st out of all them.

Cons: No Cons At ALL!

Other Thoughts: if you're looking for faster pc. better game system. longer life on hard drive. you're in right place. this SSD and other SSD will help you on that. make sure you get 100gb or more to support your system or game. i seen SSD now day that have 300gb or more for cheaper price. cost for SSD is wonderful if you think about it. Life of SSD + cost of memory. it turn out it end up costing you less than hard drive. harder drive do fail much faster than SSD. so in long run SSD end up being cheaper...

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  • Benjamin S.
  • 2/8/2014 7:31:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed twice

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

Cons: first failed completely, nothing recovered, after 10months.

returned and second failed today, 6 months after replaced.

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  • Byron V.
  • 2/8/2014 4:22:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT!!!

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, excellent performance. boot in 0.9 seconds windows 8.1, hdd boot 20 seconds

Cons: The software to clone hard drive does not work with windows 8, 8.1
try Acronis or Macrium Reflect 5 2014 free edition

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  • fredrik a.
  • 2/1/2014 6:32:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReturn process works

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

Pros: Easy return/replacement process when it broke after 12 months

Cons: It broke after 12 months

Other Thoughts: Since I already put in a one star review based on the drive dying after 12 months I'm adding a five star to recognize that Kingston sent me a new drive and that it was pretty easy to work through that process. The lesson here is to back up you data becuase all drives fail, eventually. Only you don't think it will happen after 12 months

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