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Kingston HyperX 240GB SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Drive Review - The Packaging

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 3, 2011 8:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Kingston

The Packaging




Kingston put together an attractive package for their HyperX SSD. It should be noted that Kingston and SandForce managed to pull even more performance out of the drive after the first run of boxes were printed, so the media samples were shipped with the older, 525MB/s read and 480MB/s write numbers listed. The final retail drives should have the correct numbers or at least be covered with a sticker showing the correct specifications.




On the back of the HyperX Upgrade Kit package we found some general information about SSDs and a detailed list of what is included in the package.




The side lists some marketing slag on the side of the package.




On the bottom you can find the product number. Our 240GB HyperX Upgrade Kit has the model number SH100S3B/240G. When looking at previous models where Kingston has offered an Upgrade Kit, I'd say this is the one to get since the price difference between the bare drive and the full kit model is usually less than 10 USD.




The inner package keeps the drive secure in the middle of the box and away from the accessory add-ons.




There are three layers of foam, the second is shown here and holds the 2.5" HDD/SSD USB external case that is used in conjunction with the included Acronis software to quickly and easily clone your existing drive. After the HyperX SSD holds the software from the original, you just simply swap the two drives.




With the full package laid out, we see everything. Kingston has the most extensive add-on package on the market at this time.

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