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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State Drive Review (Page 6)

By Chris Ramseyer from Aug 28, 2012 @ 0:36 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Kingston

HD Tune Pro

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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.


Technically 5.0.3 is a little slower than 5.0.2 out of the box, but we rarely see it since the performance drops off fairly fast without TRIM. Now that we have TRIM and for that matter, now that YOU have TRIM with the HyperX, HyperX 3K and other Kingston SSDs based on SandForce technology, nobody has to worry about performance dropping off.

In our sequential read test the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB performed admirably with an average speed of just over 421MB/s. This test uses compressible data; we'll look at incompressible sequential tests a little later on.


The write speed is where we see real differences between compressible and incompressible data. In this sequential write test we see the HyperX 3K 120GB writing incompressible data at 406MB/s.

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