Kingston 240GB HyperX 3K SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive

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HyperX performance at an exceptional price

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 ultraresponsive gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power.

HyperX 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. The new USB 3.0 external enclosure offers up to 10 times faster transfer speeds when upgrading to an SSD.

HyperX 3K SSD comes in a sleek, black and aluminium 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.

Kingston's HyperX SSD combines the SandForce controller technology with premium NAND flash, reducing load times while increasing performance and endurance. It provides high-speed SATA Rev 3.0 transfer speeds for larger bandwidth, which power users require for advanced gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power. Kingston's HyperX SSD lets users load games and applications faster, increase frames per second (FPS) and quickly transfer and edit large media files. It's cool, silent and requires less power and no additional cooling requirements.
When configuring the HyperX SSD partition, the user can choose between having the maximum available capacity for data storage or giving up a little space to increase performance and endurance. This additional space is called over provisioning on an SSD. The amount of performance and endurance increase depends upon the type of data being stored on the HyperX SSD. The more data that is MPEG, JPG, ZIP or ARC file types, the greater the benefit for this increased over provisioning.
HyperX SSD uses an advanced wear leveling technology that distributes writes evenly across all the flash blocks in the SSD to maximize overall drive endurance. Additionally, wear leveling ensures that the individual flash memory blocks are consumed at a very balanced rate, not to exceed a 2-percent difference between the most often written blocks and least written. This enables the HyperX SSD to provide the longest possible life for the user while maintaining optimal performance.

SandForce controller technology
High-speed SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) transfer speeds
Advanced Wear-Leveling Technology
User-Configurable Over Provisioning Performance -- incredible speeds for enhanced productivity
Reliable -- much less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
Shock-Proof -- dropping your notebook no longer means losing your data
Cool & Quiet -- runs silent and with no moving mechanical parts to generate heat
Innovative -- uses NAND Flash memory components
Supports TRIM3 -- enhances device wear leveling by eliminating merge operation for all deleted data blocks
Supports S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology)
Guaranteed -- three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability



Product Description
HyperX 3K - solid state drive - 240 GB - SATA 6Gb/s
Solid state drive - internal
240 GB
NAND Flash Memory Type
Multi-level cell (MLC)
Form Factor
2.5" x 1/8H (in 3.5" carrier)
SATA 6Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
600 MBps
Shock resistant, built-in Wear Advanced Levelling, TRIM support, SandForce Driven, Garbage Collection technology, SandForce DuraClass, aluminium enclosure, S.M.A.R.T.
Enclosure Colour
Black, aluminium
Dimensions (WxDxH)
70 mm x 100 mm x 9.5 mm
97 g
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Device Type
Solid state drive - internal
240 GB
NAND Flash Memory Type
Multi-level cell (MLC)
Form Factor
2.5" x 1/8H
SATA 6Gb/s
Shock resistant, built-in Wear Advanced Levelling, TRIM support, SandForce Driven, Garbage Collection technology, SandForce DuraClass, aluminium enclosure, S.M.A.R.T.
70 mm
100 mm
9.5 mm
97 g


Drive Transfer Rate
600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate
555 MBps (read) / 510 MBps (write)
4KB Random Read
40000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
57000 IOPS
Maximum 4KB Random Write
60000 IOPS


1,000,000 hour(s)

Expansion & Connectivity

1 x SATA 6 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bay
2.5" x 1/8H or 3.5" (with included bay adapter)


Power Consumption
2.11 Watt (active) , 0.455 Watt (idle)


Included Accessories
3.5-inch bay adapter
Mounting Kit
Enclosure Colour
Black, aluminium

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years , Technical support

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
70 °C

Customer reviews

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5* Worthwhile Upgrade
Reviewed by Niki on 10/07/2012
I have bought a lot of SSD's in my time, and in general, despite all the figures, it really doesn't matter which manufacturer you choose. They are all fast, and even relatively large differences in speed don't make that much perceived difference to the performance of the PC. Compared to a mechanical drive, everything is faster. However, Kingston do make some rather outrageous claims about games performance! Do they increase FPS? NO they don't! Do they reduce game load times? Well, actually, mostly no! If you are an online player, load times are often restricted by the response of the server, and have little to do with your PC.
Is it a worthwhile updage? Yes! But it doesn't solve all your PC issues...!!
4* Smart kit
Reviewed by Chris on 10/11/2012
This is an easy to set up drive but does not come with any supporting software or cables.
I cloned it with Acornis wd package and it had no difficulty in loading the drive. You must of course remember to format the drive first or Windows will not find it.
Definitely value for money.
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