Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review

AIDA64 and PC Mark Vantage

Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD Review


Pull those belts up tight, we're about to go into warp-drive. Whilst we're some way off of the absolute maximum speeds claimed (although we can hit those as you'll see in a couple of pages), AIDA64 is a more realistic test of how a drive will read those big old files. The answer, in case the graph doesn't make it clear, is "very quickly indeed". Stunning stuff.

PC Mark Vantage

Away from the synthetic speeds we get from linear read and write tests, and into the real world of varying data chunks being written at varying times, PC Mark Vantage shows what a quantum leap forwards the Hyper X drive is when compared to two pretty quick setups. Only in the Media Center test does either the SSD Now V+ or Velociraptor RAID options get remotely close to the titan that is the Hyper X. 

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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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