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 SSD9SC120GMDF-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 59.99 2.00
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 64.99 1.97
Super Talent UltraDrive ME FTM28GX25H Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 128 2 68.49 1.87
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 74.29 1.72
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 69.99 1.71
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC120GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 79.99 1.50
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 89.99 1.42
Transcend SSD320 TS128GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 89.99 1.42
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX MKNSSDCR120GB-MX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 89.99 1.33
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 89.99 1.33
SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G-G25 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 90.00 1.33
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 90.99 1.32
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-128M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 128 3 99.70 1.28
Transcend TS120GSSD25D-M SATA 3 Gb/s 120 94.97 1.26
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 94.99 1.26
A-DATA XPG SX910 ASX910S3-128GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 5 104.99 1.22
Kingston HyperX SH100S3/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 99.99 1.20
Transcend SSD720 TS128GSSD720 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 128 3 108.33 1.18
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 105.99 1.13
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR120GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 107.95 1.11
PNY Prevail SSD9SC120GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 108.68 1.10
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 109.99 1.09
Kingston SSDNow V+200 KW-S2120-4B SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 119.99 1.00
G.SKILL Phoenix III FM-25S3-120GBP3 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 124.99 0.96
Super Talent TeraNova FTM12N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 2 125.58 0.96
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 127.00 0.94
A-DATA S510 AS510S3-120GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 129.95 0.92
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW120A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 130.00 0.92
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC120GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 132.70 0.90
Corsair Reactor Series CSSD-R120GB2-BRKT JMicron JMF612 SATA 3 Gb/s + USB 128 120 2 139.99 0.86
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC120GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 142.99 0.84
Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N120GBGTX-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 5 143.81 0.83
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2BW120G301 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 164.99 0.73
OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 120 2 167.60 0.72
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 169.95 0.71
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3B5 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 172.00 0.70
OCZ Vertex Plus R2 VTXPLR2-25SAT2-120GB Indilinx Barefoot 2 SATA 3 Gb/s 128 120 3 179.99 0.67
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 199.95 0.60
OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 202.60 0.59
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 120 3 202.70 0.59
Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT120A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 226.45 0.53
Patriot Mac Series XT PAXT120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 229.90 0.52
OCZ Vertex Plus OCZSSD2-1VTXPL120G Indilinx Barefoot SATA 3 Gb/s 64 120 3 237.70 0.50
Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G310 Intel PC29AS21BA0 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 246.59 0.49
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 259.00 0.46
Verbatim 47378 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 259.95 0.46
Intel 510 Series SSDSC2MH120A2K5 Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 262.25 0.46
Kingston SSDNow V+200 SVP200S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 299.00 0.40
Patriot Wildfire PW120GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 329.95 0.36
OCZ Core Series V2 OCZSSD2-2C120G SATA 3 Gb/s + Mini USB 120 2 335.49 0.36
Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/120G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 120 3 349.95 0.34
OCZ Apex Series OCZSSD2-1APX120G SATA 3 Gb/s 120 2 396.52 0.30

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-16 $90.99 +15.00
2014-04-15 $75.99 -15.00
2014-04-14 $90.99 +19.99
2014-04-14 $71.00 -19.99
2014-04-14 $90.99 +7.99
2014-04-13 $83.00 -7.99
2014-04-13 $94.99 +14.00
2014-04-11 $80.99 -14.00
2014-04-10 $90.99 +1.83
2014-04-10 $89.16 -1.83

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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