The Kingston HyperX SSD product line has a lot of potential, but I don't think Kingston has laid all of their cards on the table just yet. Kingston is a large manufacturer with several product lines and an established SSD business. What the company has lacked in recent years was a high performance product to compete with Intel and the other Team SandForce manufacturers. At this time I believe Kingston is the largest company wearing a Team SandForce hat. If they choose to put some weight behind the HyperX SSD, every SandForce product coming from the company could be a long ball. Kingston's buying power has to be massive and when they want to make it happen the HyperX SSD could easily be the lowest priced SSD on the market and I think that will happen but in a month or two.
When it comes to performance out of the box, the Kingston HyperX SSD delivers in abundance. Armed with the latest firmware we achieved some of the best performance recorded to date with a 120GB drive. This is real performance that you can see in the transfer speeds and feel in the access times. The performance truly matches the specifications put out by Kingston and then some.
The real question then comes down to the accessory package. Users who don't mind installing Windows and all of their programs will be fine with the Drive Only kit. With this option you get a high quality drive and a desktop adapter bracket. Users looking for an easy upgrade that goes painless and trouble free will want to take a close look at the HyperX Upgrade Kit. This kit adds a bit to the overall cost, but allows you to save a bunch of time by cloning your existing drive. The rest of the kit aids in the processes and includes everything you'll need.
As it sits now, Kingston is knocking on the low cost door. Given that the actual drive is constructed nicer than nearly all competing SandForce based drives, most of us would be willing to pay a little more for the HyperX SSD. Then again, we're all looking for the very best bang for the buck and in this saturated market of Team SandForce players where performance is very close, the all mighty Dollar can be a powerful motivator. Give it a couple more weeks and we'll see the HyperX SSD 120GB 'Drive Only' selling for 199.99 or less. That's when to jump on this product and don't look back, it's a helluva drive.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [The Packaging]
- Page 4 [The Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 10 [PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - AS SSD]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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