Review: Kingston HyperX 240 GByte SSD

Published by Marc Büchel on 29.08.11
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The HyperX SSD with 240 Gigabyte is Kingstons Flagship regarding their SSD-Lineup. Therefore this model awaits users with a higher IOPS performance especially concerning the random reads. 40'000 IOPS should be possible in this case. Regarding random writes the manufacturer claims up to 95'000 IOPS.

Specifications / Delivery

Model Kingston HyperX SSD 240 GByte
Capacity 240 GByte
Memory ynchronous NAND Flash
Technology SandForce SF-2281
Throughput up to 555 MB/s reading, up to 510 MB/s writing
Accesstime (read) < 0.1 ms
Life expectance 2'000'000 hours (MTBF)
Acoustics no noise
Warranty 3 Years



Kingston ships their HyperX SSD with a lot of accessories. A first glance at the box is sufficient to see that Kingston tried to make this drive special. Thanks to the thick foam layer inside the box, the drive is very well protected during transportation. Included in the delivery there is a 3.5 inch adapter carriage, a screwdriver with two different bits, a CD, an external case, a SATA-III cable, a USB cable as well as some screws and the drive itself. With all this equipment you would well prepared for a possible system migration.

Page 1 - Introduction / Specs / Delivery Page 7 - Random read KByte/s
Page 2 - Impressions Page 8 - Sequential write ops
Page 3 - How do we test? Page 9 - Sequential read ops
Page 4 - Sequential write KByte/s Page 10 - Random write ops
Page 5 - Sequential read KByte/s Page 11 - Random read ops
Page 6 - Random write KByte/s Page 12 - Conclusion

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