Kingston HyperX 3K Review

The Kingston HyperX 3K is my current favorite SSD.

The best products that Kingston makes carry the HyperX branding. This is not only one of Kingstons best SSD's ever, it's one of the best consumer-grade SSD's ever. 

I put it up against the Vertex 4 since they are both new and of a similar price. When dealing with the smaller drives (240 GB, 128 GB, etc.)The Kingston kills the Vertex 4 when it comes to write speed. The larger Vertex drives do a much better job with the write speed, but the Kingston are still faster. 

The HyperX 3k uses the tried and true Sandforce controller. The only complaint I have is that this controller is being used by everyone these days. That is not a bad thing, but if you want to complain, there you go. 

You can get the drive bare (and save a little loot) or you can opt for this kit:

Check out the videos for details and some real world tests. 

build quality 10/10
speed 9/10
longevity 9/10
value 9/10
9.7 Overall Score

Extremely well built and durable. Faster than a cheetah with it's tail on fire.

Not as many IOPS as the Vertex 4.

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posted 4 years 5 months ago

 Are they sending you these now for free to do reviews?

posted 4 years 5 months ago

 I have to say that I have not been able to get an SSD but now they're becoming so fast and affordable, price per GB ratio is evening out. Going to be putting this in a new build I'm working on. 

posted 4 years 5 months ago

 Just got one of these in 128. Prices for SSD's are finally decent, like 5 years later.

posted 4 years 5 months ago

 damnit I just bought a crucial m4 ssd!