TechSpot: Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review

First demonstrated by OCZ's Vertex 3, the new SandForce SF-2200 (SF-2281) controller offers incredible read and write performance of over 500MB/s. Kingston's new HyperX SSD range comes four months after we reviewed Vertex 3, so it might seem like the company is a bit tardy. However, its late arrival could prove beneficial when you consider the firmware issues others have been experiencing.

By sitting on the sidelines until now, Kingston has been afforded the luxury of refining its firmware. The company says it's spent time ironing out the bugs in order to bring a stable and high performing product to market.

It also claims that the HyperX range has undergone extended rigorous testing and qualifications. With that in mind, it's only fair to believe Kingston's latest addition will be a rock solid representation of the SandForce SF-2200 controller. Let's press on here and see if the HyperX can live up to that expectation.

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DrakeN2k said,
SSD are getting to the limit of SATA 6 so quickly, can they get SATA 12 out before they hit the peek again.

I'd rather they work on the GB per $ issue.

DrakeN2k said,
SSD are getting to the limit of SATA 6 so quickly, can they get SATA 12 out before they hit the peek again.

There are custom high-speed standards other than SATA. Also PCI-E is already getting very popular. PCI-E (v3.0) single lane gives 1GB/s (8GBps). MacBook Air uses PCI-E based SSDs.

Cyborg_X said,

I'd rather they work on the GB per $ issue.

They don't need to work on that. Time will. Like any HDTV was at first and any new tech is SSDs are expensive.

I remember the first LCD HDTV were sold at a minimum of 10 000$.

The more people will buy SSD the cheaper the technology will become. One day it will be as cheap as a normal HDD. It's just a matter of time.

And anyway SSD already worth it. It's hands down the best upgrade money can buy right now. You can have a 120GB SSD for the OS and a less expensive HDD for music, video and installing games you don't play often.

Personally i have a 240GB SSD i bought for 290$ CAD and i do not regret it. It was worth it.

Edited by LaP, Sep 1 2011, 2:17pm :