Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB

Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB SSD Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specifications
  3. Internal Impressions
  4. Test Bench and Benchmarks
  5. Conclusion

It gives me great pleasure and a relief to mention this every time I put up a review because it is a hard fact. In a country where you get minimum hardware support from the manufacturers to review their own products and others on behalf of the readers, its some companies such as Asus, Gigabyte, Kingston, Western Digital and now Coolermaster who give me hardware support by updating my test rig no strings attached.
I would like to thank

  • Gigabyte India for providing Gigabyte 890GPA UD3H Rev 1.0 motherboard
  • Asus India for providing Asus 990FX Sabertooth motherboard
  • Kingston Taiwan for providing hardware support with memory kits and SSD drive.
  • WD India for providing WD 300GB HLFS Velociraptor Hard Drive.
  • Coolermaster India for providing Coolermaster GX450 RS-450-ACAA-D3 Power Supply
Test Setup for:Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/90G 90GB SSD
Motherboard+ ProcessorGigabyte 890GPAUD3H Rev 1.0+ AMD 965BE (Cooled with Thermaltake Big Typhoon)
MemoryKingston KHX1600C9D3P1K28G HyperX Genesis 8GB 1600MHz DDRIII
Primary OS driveWestern Digital 3000HLFS Velociraptor 300GB/ Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/90G 90GB SSD
Power SupplyCoolermaster GX450

Note: Mostly, I would be emphasizing to look at HyperX, HyperX 3K and Corsair’s Force GT but do note that the HyperX 3K that I am evaluating is a 90gig version.

Boot Load Tests

Boot Load

Kingston HyperX and HyperX 3K go head to head during boot load times with Force GT going head-to-head during Pass 2, 3 and 4.

AS SSD and Crystal Disk Benchmarks

AS SSD Readas ssd write

CDI ReadCDI Write

HyperX 3K slows clear standing against Corsair Force GT and Kingston HyperX in 4K runs.

8MB ATTO Benchmarks


When it comes to Write, HyperX 3K goes head to head against 120gigs very nicely whereas the read is simply between HyperX and Force GT 120gig drives.

Anvil SSD Benchmark (Compression= 0 Fill)


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