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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB

SH103S3/120G, SSD, 120 GB, 0 rpm, Serial ATA 600, SandForce SF-2281, 555 MB/s, 510 MB/s, 2.5 inch

Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
Disc type
SSD
Quoted capacity
120 GB
Rotation speed
0 rpm

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26 June 2012 - 05:59
A state-of-the-art fast PC or laptop deserves an SSD. The past few months many new ones have been released, and we've determined that 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB versions are the most popular. Hardware.Info extensively tested 48 recent SSDs in those ca...

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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB specifications

General
  Brand Kingston
  Product name HyperX 3K 120GB
  Product code SH103S3/120G, SH103S3120G, 740617200799
  EAN code 0740617200799, 7406172007992
  Tested on Monday 9 April 2012
  Price per gigabyte £0.549 / GB

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  Disc type SSD
  Quoted capacity 120 GB
  Rotation speed 0 rpm
  Interface Serial ATA 600

SSD controller

SSD controller SandForce SF-2281
  Power connector SATA
  Measured capacity 111.79 GB
  Native Command Queuing Ja

TRIM support

TRIM support Ja
  Flash memory type Multi-level cell
  Transistor size flash chips 25 nm
  Warranty 3 year(s)

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  Read (sequentially) 555 MB/s
  Write (sequentially) 510 MB/s
  Read (4k random) 20,000 IOps
  Write (4k random) 60,000 IOps

Physical characteristics Search for products based on specifications
  Form factor 2.5 inch
  Height 9.3 mm

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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB test results

Benchmarks (Intel H67/Z77 SATA600, Windows 7 x64) Show charts of test results
  Firmware during test 501ABBF0

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Minimum 357.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Maximum 397 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Average 386 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Access Time 0.053 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Minimum 253 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Maximum 390.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Average 355.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Access Time 0.154 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 512 B - Operations/s 13,960 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 4 kB - Operations/s 6,846 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 64 kB - Operations/s 3,798 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 1 MB - Operations/s 464 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 512 B - Operations/s 13,266 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 4 kB - Operations/s 22,040 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 64 kB - Operations/s 6,132 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 1 MB - Operations/s 466 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 4 kB - Average speed 142.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 64 kB - Average speed 440.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 1 MB - Average speed 551.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 4 kB - Average speed 217.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 64 kB - Average speed 502.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 1 MB - Average speed 525.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Total score 502

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read score 178

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write score 240

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - Sequential 448.53 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks 19.15 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 113.84 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - Access time 0.158 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - Sequential 169.78 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - 4K blocks 58.97 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Wrtte - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 163.61 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - Access time 0.261 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  IOMeter - Random 4k reads (QD: 32) 22,497 IOps

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  IOMeter - Random 4k writes (QD: 32) 84,082 IOps

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.


Real world (trace) benchmarks (Intel H67/Z77 SATA600, Win 7 x64) Show charts of test results
  PCMark Vantage - HDD total score 54,624

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Defender 247.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - HDD gaming 231.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Photo Gallery 366.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Vista Startup 242.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Movie Maker 255.2 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Media Center 373.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Media Player 181.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Application Loading 217.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Average score (all tests) 264.47 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Storage Total score 5,259

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Windows Defender 5.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Importing pictures 29.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Video editing 23.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Windows Media Center 8.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Adding music 1.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Starting applications 50.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Gaming 16.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.


Test results (Noise / Power consumption) Show charts of test results
  Power consumption Desktop (idle) 0.692 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Power consumption Desktop (active) 2.2 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB reviews 3 reviews


52 128 GB & 256 GB SSDs tested and compared

8 February 2013 - 14:58
The SSD market has seen a lot of change in recent months, both with price drops and the introduction of new and faster high-end SSDs. We put 52 current SSDs side-by-side so you can find out what's the best and what's the cheapest.

48 SATA 600 SSDs round-up

26 June 2012 - 05:59
A state-of-the-art fast PC or laptop deserves an SSD. The past few months many new ones have been released, and we've determined that 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB versions are the most popular. Hardware.Info extensively tested 48 recent SSDs in those ca...

Kingston HyperX 3K 120/240 GB SSDs reviewed

11 June 2012 - 07:59
Following the example of Intel, Kingston launches more affordable SandForce-based SSDs. How well does the HyperX 3K perform?


External news 20 items


Kingston HyperX 3K 480GB SSD Review 31-10-2014
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review 22-01-2014
Seagate 600 480 GB vs. Kingston HyperX 3K 480 GB SSD Review 27-12-2013
Seagate 600 480 GB vs. Kingston HyperX 3K 480 GB SSD Review 27-12-2013
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB Solid State Drive Review 21-12-2013
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Winner announced! 14-12-2013
Kingston HyperX 3K 120/240GB SSDs preview 12-09-2013
Kingston Releases Na'Vi Branded HyperX 3K SSDs 07-08-2013
Kingston HyperX 3K 240 GB 06-03-2013
Kingston HyperX 3K 240 GB Review 05-03-2013
Win one of three Kingston HyperX 3K SSDs 26-11-2012
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB Review @ HCW 08-11-2012
Deals Oct. 11: 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD $64.99 11-10-2012
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State Drive Review 28-08-2012
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State Drive Review 28-08-2012
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Review 08-08-2012
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Kingston HyperX 3K Series 240GB SSD Review 11-07-2012
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