Kingston Releases HyperX 3K Solid-State Drive
• HyperX Performance at Lower Price
• Ideal for Budget-minded Enthusiasts, Gamers, Multitaskers
• HyperX Upgrade Kit for Easy Installation

Hsinchu, Taiwan – April 11, 2012 – Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the HyperX 3K SSD, a high-performance, lower priced solid-state drive enabling users to experience ultra-responsive gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power. Powered by the second-generation SandForce SF-2281 processor and based on SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface, Kingston HyperX 3K SSD is the ideal high-performance upgrade solution for budget-minded gamers, enthusiasts, multitaskers, overclockers and system builders.

HyperX 3K SSD loads games and applications faster, increases frames-per-second for an improved gaming experience and allows for quick transfers and edits of large media files. It has incredible sequential read/write throughputs of 555/510MB/s and max random R/W IOPS of 85k/74k. HyperX 3K SSD features SandForce DuraClass technology to provide best in class endurance, and to maximize life span and durability under the most intensive environments.

“Kingston is devoted to offering the best upgrade solution for every market segment. The new Kingston HyperX 3K SSD is specifically designed to meet the needs of budget-minded gamers, PC enthusiasts and A/V professionals looking for powerful upgrades.” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “We are thrilled to offer an SSD that combines HyperX performance and Kingston quality at a lower price.”

Shipping in 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities, HyperX 3K SSD comes in a sleek black and aluminum case design, accentuating the look of any power user’s system. It is available as either a stand-alone drive or in an upgrade kit to make installation easy and quick. HyperX 3K SSD is backed by a three-year warranty and free technical support. For more information, please visit

A video of the HyperX 3K SSD can be found here.

Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Features & Specifications:
• Form Factor: 2.5″
• Controller: SandForce SF-2281
• Components: MLC NAND (3k P/E Cycles)
• Interface: SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev 2.0 (3Gb/s)
• Capacities1: 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
• Sequential Read/Write (SATA Rev. 3.0)2:
90GB – 555/510MB/s
120GB – 555/510MB/s
240GB – 555/510MB/s
480GB – 540/450MB/s
• Sustained 4KB Random Read/Write3:
90GB – 20,000/50,000 IOPS
120GB – 20,000/60,000 IOPS
240GB – 40,000/57,000 IOPS
480GB – 60,000/45,000 IOPS
• Max 4KB Random Read/Write3:
90GB – 85,000/74,000 IOPS
120GB – 85,000/73,000 IOPS
240GB – 86,000/60,000 IOPS
480GB – 75,000/48,000 IOPS
• Dimension: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
• Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and Garbage Collection
• Shock Resistance: 1500G
• Storage Temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
• Operating Temperatures: 0°C to 70°C
• Vibration Operating: 2.17G
• Vibration Non-operating: 20G
• MTBF: 1,000,000 Hrs
• PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score4:
90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB: 60,000
• Power Consumption:
0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.58 W (TYP) Read / 2.11 W (TYP) Write
• Warranty/Support: Three-year warranty with free technical support

1 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
2 Based on “out-of-box performance” with ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.41. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.
3 Based on “out-of-box performance” with IOMeter 2008.
4 Test System: ASRock 67 Motherboard, Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz CPU, 8GB System Memory, NVIDIA GTX 460 Video Card, SSD tested as secondary drive with results based on “out-of-box” performance.

Kingston HyperX 3K Solid-State Drives
Part Number Capacity and Features
SH103S3/90G 90GB Stand-alone SSD
SH103S3/120G 120GB Stand-alone SSD
SH103S3/240G 240GB Stand-alone SSD
SH103S3/480G 480GB Stand-alone SSD
SH103S3B/90G 90GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit
SH103S3B/120G 120GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit
SH103S3B/240G 240GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit
SH103S3B/480G 480GB HyperX Upgrade Bundle Kit