Unboxing the Kingston HyperX 240GB Solid State Drive

Kingston has made a good push into the solid state drive market with their SSDNow Series of drives, but now they are looking to really take the market by storm with their HyperX Series of solid state drives. As you may know HyperX is the name they give to all of their high performance products so we are expecting this drive to be a powerhouse! Kingston sent us the Upgrade Kit version of this drive that comes with a USB enclosure, 3.5-inch to 2.5-inch adapter, screw driver and much more. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!

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Info: Kingston’s HyperX® SSD combines the latest SandForce® controller technology with premium NAND Flash, reducing load times while increasing performance and endurance. It provides high-speed SATA Rev 3.0 (6 Gb/s) 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 provisioning1 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 (6 Gb/s) transfer speeds
Performance — incredible speeds for advanced gaming, multitasking, and multimedia computing power
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 S.M.A.R.T., TRIM, and Garbage Collection
Guaranteed — three-year Kingston® warranty, 24/7 tech support

Form factor — 2.5″
Controller — 2nd Generation SandForce® Controller SF-2281
Components — Intel® 25nm Compute-Quality MLC NAND (5k P/E Cycles)
Interface: — SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev 2.0 (3Gb/s)
Capacities2 — 120 GB, 240 GB
Sequential reads 6Gb/s3 — 555MB/s for all capacities
Sequential writes 6Gb/s — 510MB/s for all capacities
Sustained Random 4k Read/Write —
120GB – 20,000/60,000 IOPS
240GB – 40,000/60,000 IOPS
Max Random 4K R/W4 —
120GB – 95,000/70,000 IOPS
240GB – 95,000/60,000 IOPS
PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score5 —
120GB – 81,196
240GB – 81,394
Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM, and Garbage Collection
Warranty/support: — Three-year warranty with free 24/7 support
Power Consumption —
120GB: 0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.6 W (TYP) Read / 2.0 W (TYP) Write
240GB: 0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.5 W (TYP) Read / 2.05 W (TYP) Write
Dimensions — 69.85 x 100 x 9.5mm
Weight — 94g
Operating Temperatures — 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperatures — -40°C ~ 85°C
Shock Resistance — 1500G
Vibration Operating — 2.17G
Vibration Non-Operating — 20G
MTBF — 1,000,000 Hrs

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