Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Series SATA600

  • Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Series SATA600
85
Based on 38 scores, 89 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    24
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Available in 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities.
  • SandForce SF2281 processor with DuraClass, DuraWrite and RAISE technologies.
  • Excellent sequential read and write speeds.

Cons:

  • Not as fast when writing incompressible data.
  • Pricing needs to be even more aggressive.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

Budget SSD Roundup: The Best SSD for Less Than $100: The Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB is a little bit disappointed because of it slow perfomance, though its cost per gigabyte is good.

By TechwareLabs on

The SSD market is literally saturated with competitors, and with SSDs being one of the “must-have” items these days, it's easier to get overwhelmed with trying to decide which make/model of SSD to go with in your system. Many people initially approach...

By uk.hardware.info on

Unless you're sporting really old hardware, an SSD is the best sure-fire way to boost the performance of your desktop or laptop computer. There is so much choice now it's difficult to know whether there is a significant difference between various SSDs...

By eTeknix on

Earlier in the year we saw Kingston come out with another revision of their popular HyperX line of SSDs. Sadly we wasn't able to get our hands on one of these new drives at the time, however even though the drive has been on the market for a few months,...

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on

The second generation SandForce SF-2000 series controller is coming up on its third year in production. It's a venerable yet still viable solution for low-cost solid state drives that performs well in a consumer grade environment. It has also become...

By Computer Shopper on 70

The HyperX 3K is a smart-looking drive with an unmatched accessory bundle, but we've tested a few faster, less costly SSDs that also have a bit more usable capacity....

By techPowerUp! on 92

While synthetic testing shows the HyperX 3K to be lagging a bit behind on performance compared to its older non-3K sibling, real-life performance data shows that the drive is consistently faster. This is quite surprising, since even Kingston...

By uk.hardware.info on

In June, 2012 we published a large group test of SSDs with capacities of 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB . Those are still the most popular sizes, judging from what people search for on Hardware.Info. The world of SSDs didn't stand still, and since then a...

By PC Advisor on 70

The Kingston HyperX 3K SSD is a good overall performer that comes with cables and an external enclosure. Write performance is slow, and it comes with only a three-year warranty, however. See all storage reviews . Kingston HyperX 3K review Kingston's...

By theregister.co.uk on 85

The final destination for my Hyper-X SSDs is not a notebook or a desktop, but a server. These are consumer devices and not designed for enterprise use, but for a test lab environment they've been brilliant. For years Kingston has been a brand I have...

By DV Hardware on 95

The Kingston HyperX 3K SSD delivers impressive performance at an excellent price point. It's the fastest SATA 6Gbps SSD I've tested to date and I have no problem recommending it. The HyperX 3K is a very nice alternative to the original, more expensive...

By hardCOREware on

sBefore we draw any conclusions after looking at all the results, we have to consider price. What do for our SSD reviews is take a snapshot of prices at various retailers. Since these drives can go on sale at any given time, it’s important to look at...

By SilentPC Review on

Our Crucial M4 64GB review illustrated the possible performance implications of choosing a smaller solid-state drive. Thankfully the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB doesn't suffer greatly in this regard — it lags behind the 240GB version but not by a whole...

By TweakTown on 94

The SSD market is changing rapidly for enthusiasts. Low prices for 120GB models and the introduction of RAID 0 TRIM for Intel Z77 based systems means it's now possible to spend roughly $200 and get 1000MB/s sequential read and write performance. A...

By Real World Labs on

Like I said when reviewing a single HyperX 3K 240GB, there is no drive that I could give a higher recommendation for you own. I would have to say that recommendation, like the drives themselves, overscales when 2 are run in RAID 0. No pair of SATA III...

By Bit-tech.net on 59

The Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB didn’t impress when it came to our benchmarks then, returning well below-average results in most of our tests and being throughly out-performed by competing 128GB drives from Crucial and Samsung.It’s not a drive for speed,...

By OCWorkBench on

Kingston, a renown brand in the industry is always giving the best to it’s customers. Although they might not be the first to market SSDs featuring the SandForce controller, it’s entry has definitely brought down the price of SSD to mainstream...

By Real World Labs on

Kingston has done it. I can’t think of a drive that I could give a higher recommendation. Kingston’s choice of using lower P/E NAND to deliver lower cost is simply brilliant. The HyperX 3K’s lower cost was achieved in a better way than any other...

By TechRadar on 80

Where once the SSD was the preserve of enthusiasts with deep pockets, these days there are so many drives to choose from that the struggle to get them out to the market at a competitive price has become especially cut throat. As prices continue their...

By Hi Tech Legion on

Now you may be asking yourself, what is a program erase cycle? Simply put, it is when data is written to a NAND flash memory cell, then erased, then rewritten. PE cycles are a measurable number to determine the lifespan of flash storage. Kingston's...