Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/120G 120GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive with Upgrade Kit - SH100S3B/120G

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by Abdij Bhat on 11/21/2011

Easy to unpack and install. The Migration software (Acronis) was good too; did its job right without much hassle. Boot time reduced from 8 minutes 34 seconds to 96 seconds! Read More

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Product Overview

Faster Speeds for Serious Users
Kingston’s HyperX SSD combines the latest SandForce controller technology with premium NAND Flash, reducing load times while increasing performance and endurance. It provides high-speed SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) transfer speeds for larger bandwidth, which power users require for advanced gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power.

Kingston’s HyperX SSD lets users load games and applications faster, increase frames per second (FPS) and quickly transfer and edit large media files. It’s cool, silent and requires less power with no additional cooling requirements.

When configuring the HyperX SSD partition, the user can choose between having the maximum available capacity for data storage, or give up a little space to increase performance and endurance. This additional space is called over provisioning1 on an SSD. The amount of performance and endurance increase depends upon the type of data being stored on the HyperX SSD. The more data that is MPEG, JPG, ZIP, ARC, file types, the greater the benefit for this increased over provisioning.

HyperX SSD uses an advanced wear leveling technology that distributes writes evenly across all the Flash blocks in the SSD to maximize overall drive endurance. Additionally, this ensures that the individual Flash memory blocks are consumed at a very balanced rate, not to exceed a 2% difference between the most often written blocks and least written. This enables the HyperX SSD to provide the longest possible life for the user while maintaining optimal performance.

HyperX SSD is covered by a three-year warranty and backed by 24/7 live technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Upgrade Kit includes:

  • Acronis Migration Software
  • HyperX 3.5" Desktop mounting plate
  • HyperX USB External Drive Bay
  • HyperX Multi-head Screwdriver
  • HyperX colored SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) cable

Other capacities available:


Manufacturer Kingston
Mfg Part# SH100S3B/120G
SKU 223025140
UPC 740617191066
UPC 14 00740617191066
Decreased load times of high resolution PC games
Increased frame rates per second for a better gaming experience
HD Video Rendering, Encoding, and Editing
Adobe Applications (Photoshop, Premiere, Light Room)
Pro Tools and other Professional Digital Audio applications
Faster transfers of large media files
Movie Downloads, Transfers and Syncs
Tech Specs
Form Factor: 2.5"
Controller: SandForce SF-2281
Components: Intel 25nm Compute Quality MLC NAND (5k P/E Cycles)
Interface: SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev 2.0 (3GB/s)
Capacity: 120GB
Sequential Reads 6Gb/s: 550MB/s
Sequential Writes 6Gb/s: 510MB/s
Sustained Random 4K R/W: 20,000/60,000 IOPS
Max Random 4K R/W: 95,000/70,000 IOPS
PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score: 81,196
Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM, and Garbage Collection
Power Consumption: 0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.6 (TYP) Read / 2.0W (TYP) Write
Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100 mm x 9.5mm
Weight: 81g
Operating Temperatures: 0C ~ 70C
Storage Temperatures: -40C ~ 85C
Shock Resistance: 1500G
Vibration Operating: 2.17G
Vibration non-operating: 20G
MTBF: 1,000,000 Hrs
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