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HyperX 480GB SATA3 3K 2.5 inch Gaming Solid State Drive


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480 GB
Standalone
  • SandForce controller technology
  • High-speed SATA Rev 3.0 (6 Gbps) transfer speeds
  • Performance - optimum speeds for better productivity
  • Cool and quiet - runs silent and with no moving mechanical parts to generate heat
  • Shock-proof - dropping your notebook no longer means losing your data
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Size Name: 480 GB | Style Name: Standalone
Technical Details
BrandKingston
Item Weight454 g
Product Dimensions17.8 x 22.9 x 6 cm
Item model numberSH103S3/480G
RAM Size491520 MB
Hard Drive Size480 GB
Wattage2 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB007R9N0O0
Best Sellers Rank 21,884 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight590 g
Date First Available1 Jan 2012
  
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Kingston Technology HyperX 3K 2.5-inch SSD

Take Your Computer to the Limit

Great for gaming. Perfect for photography. Whatever you need from a high-performance computer, kit out your computer with Kingston Technology SSD.

Kingston Technology HyperX 3K 2.5-inch SSD

Features and Benefits

  • Kingston's HyperX 3K SSD is ideal for budget-minded gamers and computer enthusiasts alike. This SSD combines premium NAND Flash memory and a second-generation SandForce controller for ultra-responsive gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing performance.
  • Super Fast -- incredible speeds for enhanced productivity, gain the benefits from increased boot up time, improved gaming experience and quick transfers and edits of large media files.
  • Responsive -- loads games and applications quickly; additionally experience ultra-responsive gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power with a Kingston SSD.
  • Built for Endurance -- an SSD has a longer life span than a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) due to Data Integrity Protection technology and superior shock resistance.
  • Superior Design -- black aluminum casing to enhance the look of your system.
  • Cost Effective -- by replacing and upgrading your hard drive, Kingston’s HyperX 3K SSD lets you revive your system without stretching your budget.
  • Silent -- your laptop or desktop will run cooler and quieter with a Kingston SSD. SSDs have no moving parts which reduces background noise and heat of your notebook or desktop compared with a traditional HDD.
  • Compatible -- Kingston SSDs are SATA Rev. 3.0 SSD with backwards-compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 and 1.0, which means you can fit your SSD in a wider range of PCs and laptops.

Why have a Kingston Technology SSD?

High Velocity
  • Experience up to 5x faster start-up and load times
  • Transfer files in a flash
  • Get super smooth video and image editing
Ultra-shockproof
  • Kingston SSDs have no moving parts
  • They won’t crash, overheat or fail
  • Every Kingston SSD comes with free technical support.
Super Simple
  • Opt for the handy DIY kit and replace your hard drive
  • Follow easy, step-by-step instructions
  • Turn your computer into a high-powered machine.
About HyperX

Designed to meet the most rigorous demands of gamers, over clockers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts, HyperX is the high-performance product line from Kingston Technology. Featuring best-in-class components that deliver superior speed, quality and aesthetic design, HyperX memory modules, USB Flash drives, headsets, cooling fans and SSDs put users at the top of their game.

Kingston SSD Comparison Chart

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Capacities 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB 60 GB, 120 GB, 180 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB 120 GB, 240 GB 120 GB, 240 GB
Read Speed Up to 450 MB/s 60 GB: up to 550 MB/s
120 GB: up to 550 MB/s
240 GB: up to 540 MB/s
480 GB: up to 530 MB/s
Up to 525 MB/s 120 GB, 240 GB: up to 555 MB/s
480 GB: up to 540 MB/s
Up to 555 MB/s Up to 500 MB/s
Write Speed Up to 450 MB/s 60 GB: up to 520 MB/s
120 GB: up to 520 MB/s
240 GB: up to 530 MB/s
480 GB: up to 340 MB/s
Up to 500 MB/s 120 GB, 240 GB: up to 510 MB/s
480 GB: up to 450 MB/s
Up to 510 MB/s Up to 500 MB/s
IOPS - random 4k read 60 GB: up to 85,000 IOPS
120 GB: up to 85,000 IOPS
240 GB: up to 85,000 IOPS
480 GB: up to 73,000 IOPS
60 GB: up to 14,000 IOPS
120 GB: up to 17,000 IOPS
240 GB: up to 21,000 IOPS
480 GB: up to 21,000 IOPS
60GB: up to 10,500 IOPS
120GB: up to 17,000 IOPS
180GB: up to 32,000 IOPS
240GB: up to 32,000 IOPS
480GB: up to 47,000 IOPS
120 GB: up to 24,000 IOPS
240 GB: up to 45,000 IOPS
480 GB: up to 50,000 IOPS
120 GB: up to 86,000 IOPS
240 GB: up to 86,000
120GB: up to 11,500
240GB: up to 22,500
IOPS - random 4k write 60 GB: up to 60,000 IOPS
120 GB: up to 55,000 IOPS
240 GB: up to 43,000 IPOS 480 GB: up to 28,000 IOPS
60 GB: up to 77,000 IOPS
120 GB: up to 45,000 IOPS
240 GB: up to 41,000 IOPS
480 GB: up to 13,000 IOPS
60GB: up to 64,000 IOPS
120GB: up to 64,000 IOPS
180GB: up to 56,000 IOPS
240GB: up to 56,000 IOPS
480GB: up to 22,000 IOPS
120 GB: 79,000 IOPS
240 GB: up to 69,000 IOPS
480 GB: up to 22,000 IOPS
120 GB: up to 79,000 IOPS
240 GB: up to 73,000 IOPS
120GB: up to 52,000 IOPS
240GB: up to 41,000 IOPS
TRIM support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Form Factor 2.5" 1.8" 2.5" 2.5" 2.5" 2.5"
Drive Weight 88 grams (+/- 2 grams) 27.43 grams (+/- 2 grams) 60 GB - 240 GB: 86 grams (+/- 2 grams)
480 GB: 92.3 grams (+/- 2 grams)
97 grams (+/- 2 grams) 97 grams (+/- 2 grams) 90.3 grams (+/- 2 grams)
Drive Dimensions 69.8 mm x 100.1 mm x 7 mm 78.5 mm x 54 mm x 5 mm 69.8 mm x 100.1 mm x 7.0 mm 69.85 mm x 100 mm x 9.5 mm 69.85 mm x 100 mm x 9.5 mm 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm

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1 Solid State Drive

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jrien on 14 Dec 2012
Style Name: StandaloneSize Name: 120 GB
Decided since the price of SSD's have come down so much, I would buy this one. Kingston has always been a leader in flash based hardware and is a name I have come to trust with quality, this SSD is no exception. Of course I have to say the difference between using HDD and SSD is mind blowing, installing an SSD is by far teh single best improvement and investment anyone can make to their computer. The Sandforce controller is phenomenal, the chips use transparent compression to save space and speed up the IOPS for enhanced performance. Whilst the capacity of 120GB might not seem great, the system performs super fast and super smooth. From pushing the power switch to arriving at the desktop, it takes just 20 secs; and the shut down performs in less than 5 secs. Programs open immediately, which is to say they open in an eye-blink.

On installing it, it did cause some initial problems with the AMD display drivers, but this was easily fixed by re-installing the OS and switching to AHCI in the BIOS, rather than SATA IDE. AHCI improves the speed of the drive considerably.

I like that the drive comes with a 3 year warranty, but bearing in mind that this drive is capable of performing 3000 re-writes, you could effectively re-write your entire drive every single day for the next 10 years before it would wear out, which is something the average customer is never going to achieve in 3! ;)

The drive is also exceptionally good looking with an eye catching finish in brushed steel.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jason Mc on 7 Nov 2013
Style Name: StandaloneSize Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
120GB Hyper X

Windows 7 start up time pressing the power button from cold with the HDD was 2 minutes average, start up time with SSD = 26 seconds!! every time with the same programs installed, it takes only 15 seconds to boot windows according Glary Utilities

Best to do a clean install of windows 7 or 8, I first made a mirror image of the old HDD but there were errors and I found it was much better to do a clean install of windows 7 and all of my usual programs which only take up 33.8GB total, I have documents, pics, vid's etc stored on my old HDD, this way I have more than enough storage space (300GB HDD + 120GB SSD)

My PC is a 2 yr old Vostro 260, upgraded Ram from 2GB to 5GB, this made only a small improvement

Fitted the SSD and Wow! even though the motherboard is Sata2 (instead of the faster Sata3) the improvement in read and write speed is Very notable

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Old HDD VS SSD Average Read and Write Speeds:
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Test Program: ATTO Benchmark (Repeatable Accurate Results)
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300GB HDD
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Read: 83494 MB/Sec
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Write: 82722 MB/Sec

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Hyper X 120GB SSD
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Read: 218684 MB/Sec + 162% Improvement
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Write: 225576 MB/Sec + 170% Improvement

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These results are with a Sata2 motherboard
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(With a newer PC the SSD Read and write speeds would be around double the SSD MB/Sec above)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By T. D. Welsh TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Jan 2013
Style Name: StandaloneSize Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
Previously I had bought a couple of Intel SSDs - an 80GB X25-M three years ago and then a 180GB 330 a few months ago. Both had been outstanding successes, but I wanted to compare another vendor and I had seen some very favourable reviews of the Kingston HyperX 3K (some of them right here on Amazon!) I was a little dubious because I planned to fit the drive as system disk to a five-year-old Windows XP desktop whose Western Digital hard drive had been getting rather wobbly and slow. I knew that Windows XP was not a good operating system for SSD support, as it was designed before they become popular, so I was prepared for all sorts of potential difficulties - slow performance, stuttering, etc.

I needn't have worried. Installing the SSD was easy, largely because I had done some research beforehand. I removed the SSD from its snug packaging - contriving to drop it on the floor from a height of about three feet as I did so, a fall that had no detectable effect on its performance although it would have destroyed most hard drives. I removed the old system drive, installed the SSD in its place using the 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch conversion kit that comes in the box, and temporarily installed the old drive in a spare slot (luckily I had a spare SATA cable and power cable too). Then I booted to a handy Parted Magic DVD that came with a Linux magazine, and used this to clone the old hard drive to the SSD. A couple of small, and perhaps unnecessary, tweaks to align the partition start properly, and I was done. Removed the old drive, buttoned up, and rebooted; instead of 2-3 minutes, I was looking at the login prompt in about 30 seconds. Windows XP responds a lot more smartly, too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Another satisfied customer on 17 April 2013
Style Name: Bundle KitSize Name: 240 GB Verified Purchase
I read the reviews and visited the Kingston website before buying the SSD upgrade bundle, never having used an SSD before, and I recommend you do so too.
Everything worked exactly as it was supposed to do, but note that there are no instructions in the box so make sure you download them from the Kingston site first - and print them (select just the relevant language section, otherwise you will get about 300 pages) or read them on another device. The cloning software worked faultlessly, but it helps to have the printout of what messages to expect along the way.
There was one error message near the end of the process, I chose 'ignore' and the program completed the transfer, and nothing bad had happened yet.
This drive is fitted in a notebook so no extra bracket is needed, and I thought it was missing from the pack. However its under the top foam packing piece and its bright blue!
Read the faqs on the website, there are useful tips including a warning about removing your windows user password before cloning - you can of course reinstate it after the changeover.

The old drive, which is getting bad sectors, is still usable as an external usb drive.
I have no idea how this drive compares with others, but the bundle makes it extremely easy to install and clone the old hd, so it worked for me. And yes, the ssd is quieter and faster too!
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