Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G (240 GB)

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Item 8324: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SH103S3B/240G
BrandKingston
FamilyHyperX 3K
PartSH103S3B/240G
Size240 GB
Form Factor2.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed6 Gb/s
ControllerSandForce SF-2281
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Warranty3 year
SH103S3B/240G Reviews11 (avg: 4.6/5)
Disk Controller Interface Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 PHISON PS3105-S5 SATA 3 Gb/s 256 3 109.95 2.33
A-DATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 109.99 2.33
PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 104.75 2.29
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 109.99 2.18
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 109.99 2.18
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A310 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 109.99 2.18
Super Talent TeraNova FTM24N325H SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 2 110.00 2.18
Transcend SSD320 TS256GSSD320 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 120.34 2.13
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC240GCDA-RB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 114.99 2.09
A-DATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-256GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 129.99 1.97
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM Samsung S4LJ204X01 SATA 6 Gb/s 256 3 135.00 1.90
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 129.98 1.85
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 129.99 1.85
Plextor PX-M5S Series PX-256M5S Marvell 88SS9174 SATA 6 Gb/s 512 256 3 149.99 1.71
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 152.99 1.57
Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 169.98 1.41
PNY Prevail SSD9SC240GCDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 174.88 1.37
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 182.99 1.31
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 184.99 1.30
Corsair Force Series CSSD-F240GB2-BRKT SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 208.20 1.15
Patriot Pyro PP240GS25SSDR SandForce SF-1200 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 209.39 1.15
OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 242.60 0.99
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDA-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 244.30 0.98
A-DATA S511 AS511S3-240GM-C SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 245.82 0.98
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 252.98 0.95
PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDE-PB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 257.69 0.93
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-240G-G25 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 294.39 0.82
OCZ Vertex 3 V3LT-25SAT3-240G.oem SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 299.85 0.80
OCZ Onyx 2 OCZSSD2-2ONX240G SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 2 319.74 0.75
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX2 SandForce SF-1200 SATA 3 Gb/s 240 3 330.13 0.73
Intel 520 Series SSDSC2CW240A3K5 SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 337.23 0.71
Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N240GBGTX-BK LAMD LM87800 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 366.60 0.65
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 384.99 0.62
Kingston HyperX SH100S3/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 429.99 0.56
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 469.59 0.51
Patriot Pyro SE PPSE240GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 506.59 0.47
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-NB SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 561.59 0.43
Kingston SSDNow KC100 Series SKC100S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 5 571.09 0.42
Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/240G SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 713.66 0.34
Patriot Wildfire PW240GS25SSDR SandForce SF-2281 SATA 6 Gb/s 240 3 868.60 0.28

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-10-26 $152.99 -5.00
2014-10-11 $157.99 -2.00
2014-10-10 $159.99 +2.00
2014-09-30 $157.99 -2.00
2014-09-29 $159.99 -5.00
2014-09-28 $164.99 +5.00
2014-09-28 $159.99 +20.00
2014-09-21 $139.99 -20.00
2014-09-17 $159.99 -5.00
2014-09-15 $164.99 +5.00

Manufacturer's Specs

General
FlashMLC NAND (3K P/E Cycles)
Package Contents3.5" bracket and mounting screws, 2.5" USB Enclosure, Hard drive cloning software, multi-bit screwdriver, SATA data cable
Performance
Sequential Reads555 MB/s
Sequential Writes510 MB/s
Sustained Random 4K Read40,000 IOPS
Sustained Random 4K Write57,000 IOPS
Max Random 4K Read86,000 IOPS
Max Random 4K Write60,000 IOPS
Power
Idle0.455 W (Typ)
Read1.58 W (Typ)
Write2.11 W (Typ)
Reliability
Total Bytes Written153.6 TB

External links

Kingston SH103S3B/240G Reviews & Benchmarks

Register Hardware - Review: Kingston Hyper-X 3K 240GB SSD (85/100) - 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 Editor's Choice - Aug. 2, 2012
HardwareLOOK - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB Review Gold Award - July 17, 2012
Legit Reviews - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review Recommended Award - June 25, 2012
PureOverclock - Kingston HyperX 3K RAID 0 Editors Choice - June 18, 2012
PureOverclock - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB Editors Choice - June 17, 2012
t-break - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review (5/5) - May 22, 2012
Futurelooks - Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA3 SSD Review (9/10) Editors' Choice - May 2, 2012
Bjorn3D - 2x Kingston HyperX 240GB 3K SSDs in RAID 0 Configuration (9/10) Golden Bear Award - April 18, 2012
AnandTech - Kingston HyperX 3K (240GB) SSD Review - April 10, 2012

Other Kingston HyperX 3K Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review - Oct. 21, 2012
TweakTown - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State Drive Review - Aug. 28, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: June 2012 - June 28, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: May 2012 - May 29, 2012
Tom's Hardware - Best SSDs For The Money: April 2012 - April 26, 2012
Vortez - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review - April 18, 2012
KitGuru - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review - April 11, 2012

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