Today we are taking a look at a Kingston SSD disk that I was able to get for quite cheap a few weeks back, my main rig is lacking a SSD so I thought why not do a review on this also?
The average price for this Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD is around 230-250$. I was able to pick it up for about 130$ so lets find out what kind of performance we can expect from this drive.
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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 Kingston® warranty, 24/7 tech support
Capacities: 120GB, 240GB
Sequential reads: 6Gb/s, 525MB/s for all capacities
Sequential writes: 6Gb/s, 480MB/s for all capacities
This SSD comes packed in a very nice box with a big picture of the drive on the front. On the inside is completely covered in foam material to protect it vs bumps and dents.
Underneath everything you got a 2,5 adapter, screws, and a small manual along with the drive. When it comes to the drive it looks awesome; light blue and brushed aluminum goes together very well along with the HyperX logo and Kingston logo in the bottom right corner.