Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G (120 GB)

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Item 8318: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SH103S3/120G
BrandKingston
FamilyHyperX 3K
PartSH103S3/120G
Size120 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
ControllerSandForce SF-2281
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Warranty3 year
SH103S3/120G Reviews4 (avg: 4.6/5)
Disk Controller Interface Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 51.39 2.49
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC120GMDF-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 54.99 2.18
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 61.00 2.10
Super Talent TeraNova FTM12N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 2 62.00 1.94
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 69.99 1.83
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 69.99 1.71
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 5 74.99 1.71
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR120GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 76.99 1.56
PNY Prevail SSD9SC120GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 82.88 1.45
A-DATA S510 AS510S3-120GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 83.22 1.44
OCZ Vertex Plus OCZSSD2-1VTXPL120G Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 120 3 87.74 1.37
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 90.99 1.32
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 92.52 1.30
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 99.99 1.20
Patriot Pyro PP120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 99.99 1.20
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW120G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 107.78 1.11
G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-120GBP3 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 111.39 1.08
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 129.00 0.93
Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N120GBGTX-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 132.90 0.90
OCZ Core Series V2 OCZSSD2-2C120G SATA 3 Gb/s + Mini USB 120 2 141.49 0.85
Verbatim 47378 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 159.95 0.75
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC120GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 161.66 0.74
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 177.39 0.68
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC120GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 179.97 0.67
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 184.66 0.65
Kingston SSDNow V+200 SVP200S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 199.00 0.60
Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT120A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 212.89 0.56
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 228.45 0.53
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 234.01 0.51
Patriot Mac Series XT PAXT120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 247.18 0.49
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 249.82 0.48
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX MKNSSDCR120GB-MX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 264.59 0.45
Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N120GB3-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 282.59 0.42
A-DATA S511 AS511S3-120GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 300.00 0.40
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-NB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 300.59 0.40
Intel 510 Series SSDSC2MH120A2K5 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 305.63 0.39
Patriot Wildfire PW120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 329.95 0.36
OCZ Vertex 3 Low Profile 7mm Series VTX3LP-25SAT3-120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 349.99 0.34
Corsair Reactor Series CSSD-R120GB2-BRKT JMicron JMF612 SATA 3 Gb/s + USB 128 120 2 380.99 0.31
OCZ Apex Series OCZSSD2-1APX120G SATA 3 Gb/s 120 2 400.67 0.30
Transcend TS120GSSD25D-M SATA 3 Gb/s 120 408.08 0.29
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 453.59 0.26
OCZ Solid 2 Series OCZSSD2-2SLD120G Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 574.20 0.21

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-03-28 $77.75 +7.76
2015-03-27 $69.99 +1.99
2015-03-26 $68.00 -1.99
2015-03-26 $69.99 -7.76
2015-03-26 $69.99 -7.01
2015-03-21 $77.00 -0.99
2015-03-19 $77.75 -0.24
2015-03-17 $77.99 -10.39
2015-03-14 $88.38 +18.39
2015-03-14 $77.99 +3.70

Manufacturer's Specs

General
FlashMLC NAND (3K P/E Cycles)
Package Contents3.5" bracket and mounting screws
Performance
Sequential Reads555 MB/s
Sequential Writes510 MB/s
Sustained Random 4K Read20,000 IOPS
Sustained Random 4K Write60,000 IOPS
Max Random 4K Read85,000 IOPS
Max Random 4K Write73,000 IOPS
Power
Idle0.455 W (Typ)
Read1.58 W (Typ)
Write2.11 W (Typ)
Reliability
Total Bytes Written76.8 TB

External links

Kingston SH103S3/120G Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review Recommended - Oct. 21, 2012
TweakTown - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State Drive Review (94/100) Must Have / Best Features Award - Aug. 28, 2012
Vortez - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review Vortez Silver / Amazing Value - April 18, 2012
KitGuru - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review (9/10) Must Have - April 11, 2012

Other Kingston HyperX 3K Reviews & Benchmarks

Register Hardware - Review: Kingston Hyper-X 3K 240GB SSD - Dec. 24, 2012
Silent PC Review - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB vs. Samsung 830 Series 128GB - Aug. 26, 2012
Real World Labs - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review - Aug. 2, 2012
HardwareLOOK - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB Review - July 17, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: June 2012 - June 28, 2012
Legit Reviews - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review - June 25, 2012
PureOverclock - Kingston HyperX 3K RAID 0 - June 18, 2012
PureOverclock - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB - June 17, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: May 2012 - May 29, 2012
Futurelooks - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA3 SSD Review - May 2, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: April 2012 - April 26, 2012
Bjorn3D - 2x Kingston HyperX 240GB 3K SSDs in RAID 0 Configuration - April 18, 2012

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