Kingston HyperX 3K 240GBSATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Hardware Canucks have tested the mainstream Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA 6Gb/s solid state drive, which is based on the SandForce SF-2281 controller and features 555MB/s read and 510MB/s write speeds.
Let's see what they had to say:
"Considering HyperX 3K 240GB has virtually the same performance as its more expensive sibling but comes to market with a lower price, it can be considered a success for Kingston. They wanted to release a budget-friendly drive without sacrificing performance and thats exactly what weve been given. Giving up some theoretical lifespan in order to gain capacity seems like a reasonable compromise considering how quickly users seem to upgrade from one SSD generation to the next. Unfortunately, while the HyperX 3K 240GB SSD may indeed be less expensive than the original HyperX and even most of the competition, the SandForce SF-2281 controller with ONFi 2.0 NAND is the most common combination on the market today, and drives based on this technology are virtually interchangeable."
This seems like another in a long line of very high performance SandForce-based SSDs. Though for a bit more you can have the Intel 520 Series 240GB model, which is slightly faster and has a longer warranty.
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