With the informational portion of the review concluded, it is time to dive into the benchmarks to see if the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD delivers on the printed performance specifications.
ATTO Disk Benchmark:
With ATTO, the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD topped out around 555MB/sec on reads and 527MB/sec on writes. Which is at or exceeds the printed performance, which is amazing performance. I was skeptical going into this review, but with the first benchmark pretty much told me to shut up, sit down, and hold on!
With CrystalDiskMark, the numbers weren’t as amazing as what I saw with ATTO, but then again each benchmark utility is different and none of them are absolutely correct, but the sum of the results is more truly indicative. Comparing this with previous SSDs we have tested here at Techwarelabs, the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD is easily one of the fastest drives we have tested.
With HDTune, the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD displayed a very tight read performance averaging out at 397MB/sec. In regards to writes, the performance wasn’t as tight as the gap between the min and max was larger. However, the write performance averaged out at 389.6MB/sec.
PCmark 7 is a synthetic benchmark that attempts to replicate real world usage within Windows 7. As such, the performance numbers here may be more indicative as to what to expect in daily use, over the earlier tests that measure performance in a very controlled manner. You may look at some of the non-RAW numbers and not be impressed, but even thou they don’t appear high at a glance, compared to other drives we have tested, the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD still sits in the upper tier.