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Kingston HyperX 120GB SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 7, 2011 4:56 am
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Kingston

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

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In the HD Tune Pro read test we observed solid performance across the drive with just a little variation in the graph. The average speed of 433.5 MB/s is one of the best we've recorded with a single 2.5" SSD. The Kingston HyperX SSD ships with the latest firmware from SandForce and is responsible for a large portion of the drives stellar performance.

 

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The write test was a little rocky with a much wider variation. We still achieved an average write speed across the drive of 406MB/s. The minimum speed registered was 360MB/s and the maximum was 429MB/s.

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