Kingston HyperX 120 GByte SSD

Published by Marc Büchel on 04.08.11
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With the HyperX 120 GByte SSD, Kingston has a Solid State Drive in its portfolio which is based on the latest SandForce SF-2281 series SSD processor. The drive also features SATA-III support and Kingston claims that the drive can reach throughput rates of more than 500 MByte. Also for the IOPS the manufacturer promises sky-high numbers. When writing 4 KByte blocks the drive should be able to hit a whopoing 60'000 IOPS and more.

Specifications / Delivery

Model Kingston HyperX SSD 120 GByte
Capacity 120 GByte
Memory ynchronous NAND Flash
Technology SandForce SF-2281
Throughput up to 480 MB/s reading, up to 525 MB/s writing
Accesstime (read) < 0.1 ms
Life expectance 2'000'000 hours (MTBF)
Acoustics no noise
Warranty 3 Years



Kingston ships their HyperX SSD with a lot of accessories. A first glance at the box is sufficient to see that Kingston tried to make this drive special. Thanks to the thick foam layer inside the box, the drive is very well protected during transportation. Included in the delivery there is a 3.5 inch adapter carriage, a screwdriver with two different bits, a CD, an external case, a SATA-III cable, a USB cable as well as some screws and the drive itself. With all this equipment you would well prepared for a possible system migration.

Page 1 - Introduction / Specs / Delivery Page 7 - Random read KByte/s
Page 2 - Impressions Page 8 - Sequential write ops
Page 3 - How do we test? Page 9 - Sequential read ops
Page 4 - Sequential write KByte/s Page 10 - Random write ops
Page 5 - Sequential read KByte/s Page 11 - Random read ops
Page 6 - Random write KByte/s Page 12 - Conclusion

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