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

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  • 2.5"
  • 240GB

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  • 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.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works wonderfully! Had for 6 years so far 11/30/2018 10:45:26 AM

Pros: Bought this in 2012, and still works like a charm. Install the OS on these and use HDD for storage and your comp will be super fast.

Cons: No cons, but I think the first one I had to return, it may have been defective.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
7/22/2018 12:48:07 AM

Pros: Bought this on March 2, 2013 and it's still working! Sometimes it will crash but don't know if its due to this card. I use it to boot my computer and it starts up in about 8-10 seconds :) I read a lot of reviews how they died after 2 years but I'm going on 5 so maybe I just got a really good driver

Cons: crashes sometimes and motherboard won't recognize so I have to unplug and plug it back in, annoying but it is 5 years old

Overall Review: I recommend

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Didnt earn a full 3* but Worked great until it didnt... 2/27/2018 8:45:56 AM

Pros: was a solid drive for 3 years
3 year warranty

Cons: FAILED IN THE WORST FASHION: no SMART codes were thrown, drive life indicated 100% up until the last minutes of its life (3.5 yrs of LIGHT use), no freezing or glitching (which was great but no indicator that it was on its last legs) BIOS unrecognized and lost all data

3 year warranty while other comparable products/companies support 5 years for the same price (ex Samsung and Crucial) never thought warranty would matter much but maybe trust people who put a larger warranty... Probably better parts and controllers overall

Overall Review: Controller presumably fried, these things are time bombs! if you own one i would recommend backing up NOW and starting to shop for a new drive.

NO i would not recommend this drive to anyone

NO i would not buy again and probably wont be buying very many other Kingston products due to the nature of its failure... Time bomb controller chip (double check outside of warranty date, fry drive, ensure customer buys a new drive...) NO THANK YOU!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Fast when alive. 1/9/2018 2:27:46 AM

Pros: Faster then mech. HD.

Cons: I got this in 2012, I remember it died in a few months. I used as a storage for word files and other docs. I quickly returned back to mech drives. have not looked back sence. I'm riting this review becouse I just found it in my parts bin and looking to going back to SSDs.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Not worth it 12/4/2017 6:36:14 PM

Pros: none

Cons: First one died in a year, the replacement they gave me just died 3 years later

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Manufacturer Response:
Hey Bradley, thank you for trying out the SSD. We are sorry to hear that the drive had difficulties and did not function as well as we had hoped. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Good while it lasted 11/4/2017 7:34:23 AM

Pros: Worked well while it lasted

Cons: Failed after about 2.5 years

Overall Review: I was pretty new to everything when i first decided to get this drive, and I probably didn't treat it the best. I cant recall any proper SSD maintenance and i think i was likely still using hibernation, as I was bad about keeping projects open. Drive failed around mid-2015.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great SSD 6/20/2017 12:47:10 AM

Pros: -Looks nice
-Doesn't feel cheap like others

Cons: - Sort of a con, only 120gbs
- expensive

Overall Review: Using this to boot OS
Not fastest but good enough
It's reliable, hasn't died yet (bought it in 2012)

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5/ 5
Best SSD out there! 5/3/2017 8:01:44 PM

Pros: - Fast Read/Write Speed
- Extreme Durability
- Build Quality
- Support
- Warranty

Cons: - (Nowadays) outdated SandForce Controller
- Hard to find anymore

Overall Review: I own the HyperX 3K 240GB & 480GB SSD's in a Non-RAID setup...I can say both have 5,000+ hours between them and are still @ 100% health!

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