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Kingston HyperX 3K 240 GB Upgrade Kit SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive SH103S3B/240G

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240 GB
  • Kit includes 2.5-Inch SSD, 2.5-Inch USB Enclosure, 3.5-Inch bracket and mounting screws, SATA data cable, hard drive cloning software and installation guide, multi-bit screwdriver
  • 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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Product Description

Capacity: 240 GB

Product Description

Budget-minded gamers and enthusiasts will benefit from the lower price of Kingston's new HyperX 3K SSD. This solid-state drive combines premium 3000 program-erase cycle synchronous NAND with the second-generation SandForce controller. Its lower price means more users can experience ultra-responsive gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power. 3K loads games and applications faster, increases frames per second (FPS) for an improved gaming experience and allows for quick transfers and edits of large media files. HyperX 3K provides high-speed SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) performance and blazing fast random and sequential read/write speeds. SandForce DuraClass technology provides the latest data integrity protection for ultimate endurance over the entire life of the drive. HyperX 3K SSD comes in a sleek, black and aluminum case design, accentuating the look of any power user's system. For added peace of mind, HyperX 3K SSD is backed by a three-year warranty and legendary Kingston reliability.

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Faster speeds for serious users.

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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.

HyperX SSD
Which Kingston HyperX SSD is right for you?

HyperX SSD is ideal for:
  • Decreasing load times of high-resolution PC games
  • Increasing frame rates per second for a better gaming experience
  • HD video rendering, encoding and editing
  • Adobe applications, e.g., Photoshop, Premiere, Light Room
  • Pro Tools and other professional digital audio applications
  • Faster transfers of large media files
  • Multitasking
  • AutoCAD
  • Movie downloads, transfers and syncs

    HyperX 3K SSD

    HyperX 3K SSD is ideal for:
  • Decreasing load times of high-resolution PC games
  • Increasing frame rates per second for a better gaming experience
  • Faster transfers of large media files
  • Multitasking
  • Movie downloads, transfers and syncs

    HyperX SSD Bundle

    HyperX SSDs are available in Upgrade Kits that include:
  • Acronis migration software
  • HyperX 3.5" desktop mounting plate
  • HyperX USB external drive bay
  • HyperX multi-head screwdriver
  • HyperX colored SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) cable

    All Kingston HyperX SSDs are covered by a three-year warranty and backed by free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

  • Product Information

    Capacity: 240 GB
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    Brand NameKingston
    Item model numberSH103S3B/240G
    Item Weight1 pounds
    Item Dimensions L x W x H7 x 9 x 2.38 inches
    Flash Memory Size240
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    Shipping Weight1 pounds
    Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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    Date First AvailableSeptember 3, 2011
    Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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    Customer Reviews

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    27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jeffhdz VINE VOICE on June 27, 2012
    Size: 120 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    This SSD kit is excellent. It comes with everything you need to upgrade a computer to SSD. In addition to the extremely fast 2.5" SSD drive, there is a USB HDD enclosure to help with the data migration, a mounting bracket in case you need to fit a 3.5" drive bay, the USB and SATA cables, the software, and even a nice screw driver with multiple tips for installation.

    I initially installed this drive on an older laptop running Windows XP. The installation was very easy. First I took out the old laptop hard disk and put it into the supplied USB enclosure. Next I installed the new SSD into the laptop computer. For the third step, I connected the USB enclosure with the old drive in it to the computer's USB port. After that, I turn on the computer and put the supplied software CD into the laptop's DVD-ROM drive. The computer booted up from the CD and launched the disk cloning program. Following the on-screen instructions the entire old hard disk was cloned to the new SSD. When the disk cloning was done, I took out the CD and disconnected the USB enclosure with the old HDD. The computer was rebooted and everything worked fine off the new SSD. For most users running Windows XP, vista or 7, this would be the easy steps to upgrade and the smooth experience to expect.

    Over the weekend I decided that it would be a better use of this drive if I put it into another laptop computer that runs Ubuntu Linux. (Samsung RC512-A01 similar to Samsung RC512-S01 Core i7-2630M 2GHz 6GB 750GB DVD±RW NVIDIA Optimus 15.3" LED Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium w/Webcam, 4G WiMAX & 6-Cell). I am working on some project that requires compiling large software packages.
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    29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By JustinCruse on May 12, 2012
    Size: 240 GB Verified Purchase
    I bought the Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 240GB a while ago to replace the HDD in my late 2009 iMac 21.5". The drive isn't only SATA III compatible, but compatible with SATA II as well. Even with SATA II connection, it is still lightning fast. I have no complaints about the SSD itself, but if you are going to install it into an iMac, it will not fit in the HDD bay the same as a 3.5" HHD will. The SSD comes with a mounting bracket that is suppose to span the same dimensions that the 3.5" HDD does, but in reality, it won't in an iMac. If you are looking at putting the SSD into a Mac that is newer than 2009, take note of the S.M.A.R.T. temperature sensor that is built into the old HDD. This SSD comes with S.M.A.R.T. technology built in but it doesn't communicate with the Mac very well. The Mac will tell the temperature of the drive but will not adjust the fans accordingly. This is not due to the Kingston SSD, but apple itself. Apple only wants you to install their SSD Drives to get the complete compatibility. To correct for the fans kicking on to full blast 24/7, install SSD Fan Control and set the fan RPMs to the minimum speed for the HDD bay only.

    Also, Kingston ships the drive with trim support so that the life of the drive is at its maximum through monitored wear. Apple computers will not recognize the trim support for the Kingston SSD so if you are installing it in a Mac, download SSD Trim Enabler and that should fix that problem. If you are installing it into an Apple computer, you are going to need to reformat it to be compatible to the OS.
    For the Windows Users, I think that windows will allow you to pop the SSD drive in and load the OS on it with no reformatting of the drive itself.
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    23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jeff P. VINE VOICE on May 26, 2012
    Size: 120 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    I got this on a whim without doing any real research because I'd heard SSDs would make a system scream. I hoped I could replace the original hard drive in my Acer Aspire One 722 series netbook to speed it up. In retrospect that's kind of stupid - just hoping isn't much of a plan - but this worked so well and installed so easily that it's almost as if it were made specifically for my netbook. Your mileage may vary but I am pretty impressed. Disclaimer: this is my first SSD so I may be more easily impressed than folks with more experience.

    Also, I am replacing an existing 2.5" drive in a netbook with the Kingston 2.5" drive, so this describes my experience doing that. You might be adding the Kingston as a second or third drive in a desktop, or setting up the Kingston as an external storage device, or something else. These are things I did not attempt, so my experience may not be applicable to your situation.

    My Acer had a 220GB hard drive with about 60GB used and Win 7 64 Home Premium installed. I got the 120GB version of the Kingston drive. The instructions say that the used space on your old drive should be no more than 85% of the space on the SSD (in the event you are replacing your hard drive with the SSD, which I was), so the 120GB SSD capacity was more than adequate for me. If you're looking at replacing a drive, be sure you have at least 15% headroom in the new drive vs. what was used on the drive you want to replace.

    Before I did anything I ran CCleaner to clean off extraneous junk, did a defrag (didn't need to), got a full image backup of the original hard drive and made a fresh recovery DVD.
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