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|RAM||122880 MB Flash|
|Hard Drive||120 GB|
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Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive SH103S3/120G
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- Package includes 2.5-Inch SSD, 3.5-Inch bracket and mounting screws
- 555MB/sec read and 510MB/sec write speeds
- Faster boot times and application loads than hard drives
- No moving mechanical parts gives it longer life and ability to handle rougher conditions
- Backed by Kingston's three year warranty and free technical support
- Support for SATA Rev 3.0
- 2.5-Inch SSD Drive with 9.5mm height
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|Optical Storage Read Speed||555||540||560 MB/s||500|
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Faster speeds for serious users.
Kingston's HyperX SSDs combine the latest SandForce controller technology with premium NAND Flash, reducing load times while increasing performance and endurance. They provide high-speed SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) transfer speeds for larger bandwidth, which power users require for advanced gaming, multitasking and multimedia gaming power.
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I have been noticing that a lot of SSD vendors ship out their products in nothing more than a hard plastic shell, not Kingston. The Hyper 3k comes packaged with a nice box. The SSD and the 3.5" adapter and screws are held snugly in place by dense foam. As this is a bare drive, there are no software or sata cable provided. However, sata cables are cheap and software to clone your old drive to your new SSD can be downloaded for free from various software companies.
I'm sure you all are aware that SSDs are fast, really fast when compared to HDD. This Hyper 3k is no exception. To maximize the speed of this SSD make sure you run it in AHCI mode and not IDE mode. It is very comparable to my girlfriend's Samsung 830 speedwise. It is also built, in my opinion, a little sturdier than the Samsung. It seems a little heavier and the header where you plug in the power and sata is much, much better than the Samsung. With the Samsung when you try to disconnect the sata cable it almost feel as if the whole header will come off. The Samsung, however, has a much better toolbox called Samsung SSD Magician. The Samsung SSD Magician has features to optimize the OS, to do firmware update, to run benchmark, performance optimization, and secure erase. The Kingston SSD Toolbox, which must downloaded from Kingston website, only gives you Drive and Details. Details is useless, and Drive will tell you the model of your SSD and the firmware that came with your SSD. Kingston, you guys really need to give us a better toolbox. Visually, the toolbox looks like it was designed back in the 90's.
Firmware can not be updated via the Toolbox, you have to go to Kingston website and download it from there. Quite cumbersome.Read more ›
I had some difficulty updating the firmware to Rev 503. The Kingston firmware update utility (found at Kingston.com > Support > Drivers/Downloads > Solid-State Drives > HyperX SSD -- SH103S3 > Firmware Update) would not recognize the drive.
As it turns out, it was either a conflict with the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) software I had installed, or the Intel AHCI driver that installs with the Intel RST software. Once I uninstalled Intel RST, rebooted, and the generic AHCI driver was automatically installed in its place by Windows 7, the Kingston firmware update utility recognized the drive and successfully updated to revision 503.
Once the update was completed, the Kingston firmware update utility will recognize the drive with or without the Intel RST software and Intel AHCI driver installed. There must be an incompatibility with revision 501.
The Kingston firmware update utility will tell you your firmware revision number. Make sure to check it out first thing after you get your drive!
1) Boot times are about the same; however, once I log on and my desktop shows up, I can immediately start launching programs without a hitch. I do not have to wait a single second for things to load at logon, and can run programs and open files right away!
2) Single-player video games that have the levels loaded on the computer (i.e. Half-life) load levels instantly. On my old HDD, load times per level were roughly 20 seconds. They are now no longer than 5 seconds, smaller levels load almost instantly.
I have only had this SSD installed for 3 days now, and so far I am pretty amazed.
1) DO NOT try to use window's recovery/image system for cloning your OS to from your HDD to the SSD. It is tedious and takes forever. Instead, google "Seagate DiscWizard." You can use the free version to clone the C: partition to the SSD, and it takes 20 minutes tops. If you are lacking technical expertise, I would highly recommend using this method.
2) Make sure you activate the AHCI drivers. You will see a MASSIVE increase in performance with the SSD, even moreso than you already get by just installing the SSD itself.
I highly recommend this product!!
sata and power connectors seems to be made of brittle plastic without any reinforcement of a surrounding housing. This makes it easy to tweak the connection a bit when installing in tighter cases for instance. After 3 unplugs entire plastic connector broke off inside power connector.
Lucky exposed copper prongs still still allowed me use what was left of the messed up connector, so I continue to use the drive.
If I was a complete noob I would probably just being flaming this drive. Admittedly I could have been a bit more careful had I known how delicate these connectors were. Never had this kind of issue with the untold amount drives I have swapped in my lifetime. I bought it on sale, so GREAT DEAL!, just be careful with those connectors. Maybe even apply some dielectric grease.
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This is one of the faster SDD drives I have used. No issues mounting this drive because all of the necessary hardware is provided.Published 1 day ago by Tonrod
This specfic SSD has raised in price since it came out.
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It was a decent drive, upgrade over HDD. Used as strictly an OS drive. Purchased Oct. 2012. 3 years and 2 months later just after warranty ends.... Yup it died. Read morePublished 1 month ago by abelis
Worked great for 2 years then suddenly quit working. Went to use my laptop, turned it on, and it could not find the hard drive to boot. I restarted and it found it and loaded. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This was my first SSD ever, nothing to say other than this thing was a beast. I love it.Published 1 month ago by Jason Charles Hitt