Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA 3 SSD Review – The Verdict
The Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD is one of the best all around solid state drive products to come across our desk to date. We first learned of Kingstons pairing with SandForce while at CES Las Vegas last January and I have been wondering where the heck it was, at least until our first look at Computex Taipei where we did some preliminary testing. The drive is an absolutely gorgeous drive, packaging hits directly where it should and the extras in the HyperX Upgrade kit just add to the final picture. The multi-bit screwdriver has become a mainstay in my review toolbox.
Performance of the HyperX is where this drive really shines as we had already stated that Kingston is only the third manufacturer (in our testing) to see their SSD surpass the all important low 4k random write disk access transfer speed of 100MB/s. This was again confirmed when Kingston became only the second manufacturer to see its SSD reach the 70000 plateau in total point scoring of PCMark Vantage HDD Test Suite. The drive is a power house.
In checking e-tailers, we are seeing the HyperX upgrade kits typically 30 to 40 dollars more with the 120GB version priced at $269 and the 240GB version at $499. This seems to be about mid range pricing which is great to see for a top rated SSD. Whether the upgrade kit is something you are looking for will be an individual choice but its plainly obvious Kingston tried their best by including the HyperX multi-bit screwdriver.