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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State Drive Review (Page 5)

By Chris Ramseyer from Aug 28, 2012 @ 0:36 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Kingston
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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: AVADirect, GIGABYTE, LSI, Corsair and Noctua.

You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.

In order to fully utilize SATA III you need a system with native SATA III support. P67, Z68, Z77 and X79 systems are preferred, but AMD has made advances in their newer SATA III systems as well. Older X58 systems with Marvell based SATA III ports do not deliver the same high levels of performance, so we recommend newer systems when available.

Today we are testing the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB with Kingston's new 5.0.3 firmware. This firmware fixes the TRIM issue introduced in 5.0.1 and carried over to 5.0.2. We are very excited about this release because TRIM allows your drive to retain performance over time. Let's get started!

ATTO Baseline Performance

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

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Using ATTO we established our baseline performance of nearly 560MB/s read and 532MB/s write speed. These are a little higher than Kingston's claimed performance, but we're getting used to companies sandbagging claimed performance.

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