Kingston Ships SandForce-based HyperX SSD

Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping the HyperX SSD, its first SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) solid-state drive. The Kingston HyperX SSD features the latest SandForce controller and is designed for enthusiasts, gamers and performance users.

Kingston HyperX SSD highlights include:
  • 120GB and 240GB capacities*. Ships as a standalone SSD (includes HyperX branded 2.5" to 3.5" desktop mounting plate); or as a bundle with the HyperX Upgrade Kit for easy installation (includes Acronis True Image HD migration software, desktop mounting plate, external drive bay, multi-head screwdriver, SATA data cable).
  • Incredible sequential read/write throughputs of 555 / 510MB/s1
  • SandForce SF-2281 controller featuring SATA Rev 3.0 (6GB/s)
  • Max 4KB random read/write of 95,000 / 70,000 IOPS2 (120GB)
  • Premium Intel 25nm Compute NAND (5k P/E Cycles)
Kingston HyperX SSD
Part number
Capacity and features
SH100S3/120G
120GB Stand-alone SSD
SH100S3/240G
240GB Stand-alone SSD
SH100S3B/120G
120GB HyperX Bundle Kit
SH100S3B/240G
240GB HyperX Bundle Kit

* Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.
1 Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system settings.
2 Based on “out-of-box performance with IOMeter08.

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