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/$)
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 80.99 2.96
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 51.97 2.46
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 57.99 2.21
Super Talent TeraNova FTM12N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 2 57.00 2.11
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC120GMDF-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 64.99 1.85
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 69.99 1.71
Patriot Pyro PP120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 72.58 1.65
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-128M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 128 3 77.57 1.65
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR120GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 76.99 1.56
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 88.81 1.44
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 85.74 1.40
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 89.99 1.33
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW120G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 99.80 1.20
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 107.99 1.11
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 117.99 1.02
A-DATA S510 AS510S3-120GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 123.09 0.97
PNY Prevail SSD9SC120GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 124.42 0.96
G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-120GBP3 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 124.99 0.96
Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N120GBGTX-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 133.18 0.90
OCZ Core Series V2 OCZSSD2-2C120G SATA 3 Gb/s + Mini USB 120 2 134.74 0.89
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 139.00 0.86
Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT120A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 157.41 0.76
Verbatim 47378 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 159.95 0.75
Intel 510 Series SSDSC2MH120A2K5 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 164.69 0.73
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC120GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 169.51 0.71
Kingston SSDNow V+200 SVP200S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 183.71 0.65
Kingston SSDNow V+200 SVP200S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 199.00 0.60
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 3 249.99 0.48
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX MKNSSDCR120GB-MX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 264.59 0.45
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 282.33 0.43
Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N120GB3-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 282.59 0.42
Kingston HyperX SH100S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 289.99 0.41
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-NB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 300.59 0.40
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC120GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 309.59 0.39
Patriot Wildfire PW120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 315.00 0.38
OCZ Vertex 3 Low Profile 7mm Series VTX3LP-25SAT3-120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 349.99 0.34
OCZ Solid 2 Series OCZSSD2-2SLD120G Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 364.96 0.33
A-DATA S511 AS511S3-120GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 375.00 0.32
Transcend TS120GSSD25D-M SATA 3 Gb/s 120 447.99 0.27
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 453.59 0.26

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-06-29 $69.99 -4.03
2015-06-16 $74.02 -0.40
2015-06-12 $74.42 +1.13
2015-06-11 $73.29 -1.70
2015-06-02 $74.99 -2.59
2015-05-31 $77.58 +2.59
2015-05-22 $74.99 +0.70
2015-05-21 $74.29 +4.30
2015-05-20 $69.99 +5.00
2015-05-19 $64.99 -5.00

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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