Benchmarks: AS SSD Benchmark

The HyperX 3K's sequential reads were again exceptionally strong, surpassing every drive tested except the Crucial m4, which claimed the top position by a meager 0.1MB/s. Disappointingly, SSDNow V+200 slipped behind the SSDNow V+100.

Both of Kingston's new arrivals performed well when measuring sequential writes, with the consumer-oriented unit taking second place and the business-oriented drive distancing itself from the V+100 and Pyro.

The HyperX 3K's 4K-64 thread performance was weaker than expected, landing behind the 520 Series and original HyperX. Meanwhile, the SSDNow V+200 sustained a respectable 151.8MB/s.

The HyperX 3K finished the 4K-64 thread test on a high note with a write throughput of 249.2MB/s, well ahead of every other drive tested. Likewise, the V+200 was notably faster than its competing drives.

The HyperX 3K had a read access of 0.068ms, which is slightly slower than 520 Series' 0.046ms, yet faster than the standard HyperX's 0.151ms, which is about what the SSDNow V+200 offered.

Both new Kingston drives had a similar write access times at 0.219ms and 0.241ms, which was a notch behind the 520 Series and SSDNow V+100, though the HyperX 3K did manage to beat the original drive.