Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review

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The Hyper X comes in some seriously high class packaging. So often SSDs are supplied in the bare minimum, even the full kit versions such as the one we have here today, but not so with the Hyper X.

Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review     Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review  

No 'cornflake' style box here. This is a box you lift the lid from, the thick glossy cardboard giving an air of quality that is only reinforced when you see the SSD itself in its high-density foam cocoon.

Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review     Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review  

Being the full upgrade kit version we find a disk with Acronis software, SATA cable, USB caddy and cable and a screwdriver, all supplied in the Hyper X blue. The 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor is also anodised in that electric blue, but showing the attention to detail that Kingston have lavished upon this we even get the stylised X cut out of the foam. Very classy.

Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review     Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review  

So many drives are clearly slightly badged versions of generic ones, yet the Hyper X SSD will never be mistaken for anything else thanks to it's sharp design and the embossed Hyper X logo. If the drive is half as good as the thought that has been put into it we're in for a treat.

Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review     Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review

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Most Recent Comments

03-08-2011, 07:00:45

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

Kingston have emblazoned their Hyper X branding upon a new line of SATAIII SSDs. Do they live up to the name?
I don't know.. you tell us

Edit: ok now the link is up lolQuote

03-08-2011, 07:07:39

They look cool at least

Performance wise it's very similar to other 240GB 2nd gen SandForce drives: Stockingly quick!!Quote

03-08-2011, 07:12:50


Worth it you can afford it though.


03-08-2011, 07:16:25

It's worth £400 and then some.. Those low down ATTO speeds are incredible.

That's usually where drives falter, but that one just chewed up all file sizes and spat them out like there's no tomorrow Quote

03-08-2011, 07:53:24

Ouch that's quick! £400 for a 240GB is plausable at these speeds. Especially when you realise what storage you actually need at hyper speed, with a large mechanical in the background for the lumpy stuff. SSD's seem to have come of age Quote

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