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SKYMTL August 21, 2011 08:28 PM

Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review Comment Thread
 
With every other manufacturer well into their enthusiast SATA 6Gbps releases, it was only a matter of time until Kingston joined the fray. Their new HyperX series uses long-life, high performance Intel NAND with a SandForce SF2281 controller which makes it one of the best possible combinations available for enthusiasts.

Read more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...sd-review.html

_dangtx_ August 21, 2011 09:22 PM

nice.

so mr ak, would you take this over the vertex 3? ;)

aristhrottle August 21, 2011 11:27 PM

Although this drive does seem great, the Vertex 3's pricing is very convincing.

AkG August 22, 2011 08:53 AM

To be honest, I rarely say "pick X" no matter what the scenario is as it mainly comes down to what your priorities are. Like I said in the intro, longevity vs performance vs price (vs CS). We all balance these main factors off and so too do the mfg'ers. If I was to pick a 240GB ONFi 2 based SF2281, the Kingston would be right up there. There is a lot to like about it with not much to not like.

Using 5K Intel NAND is a major point in this drive's favour. So too is Kingston's Customer Service rep. This is the company who instead of continuing to sell a drive that they knew would not get the TRIM firmware update...(most likely) took a major financial hit and EOL'ed it (the 40GB V). When companies are willing to do this, they really are "walking the walk" and not just "talking the talk" when it comes to CS.

BootlegUsher August 22, 2011 10:40 AM

One question, when using the arconis true image software, does it just work once or can you use it multiple times. I have three computers I may upgrade with SSD's in the future, so if I bought this for my main PC, and used the software for all three PCs, it would make more sense to get the upgrade kit.

Also, its too bad you couldn't get into the casing of the SSD, some other sites did and have pictures of thick thermal tape applications put on the inside components. It turns the casing into a big heatsink and could have been one more point in the "pros" section of the summary.

The Quicken August 27, 2011 06:01 AM

I am curious about Kingston SSD's, considering one for my new build strictly for my OS (win 7 Pro or Ultimate).

128gb or larger?

AkG August 27, 2011 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by BootlegUsher (Post 543069)
One question, when using the arconis true image software, does it just work once or can you use it multiple times. I have three computers I may upgrade with SSD's in the future, so if I bought this for my main PC, and used the software for all three PCs, it would make more sense to get the upgrade kit.

Also, its too bad you couldn't get into the casing of the SSD, some other sites did and have pictures of thick thermal tape applications put on the inside components. It turns the casing into a big heatsink and could have been one more point in the "pros" section of the summary.

Like most of the versions included with a storage product it is my understanding that you can use it as many times as you wish, just as long as one of the drives involved in the process are a Kingston drive. Both WD and Seagate offer their own free download version so you should be able use SOME version regardless of what drives are involved. ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Quicken (Post 544455)
I am curious about Kingston SSD's, considering one for my new build strictly for my OS (win 7 Pro or Ultimate).

128gb or larger?

All I can say is that I really, really like the HyperX line. I have used Kingston SSDs in the past and they are very good company to do business with.

When people look at getting a SSD what I always tell them is: Pick your budget, then pick your size, then pick your controller.


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