Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review
" Kingston has launched a budget friendly version of their fantastic HyperX line of solid state drives. This budget friendly version of the HyperX is known as the HyperX 3K. Kingston has taken a different approach to making the HyperX 3K cost effective. Everyone else has lowered prices by decreasing performance. This is usually a result of cheaper and slower NAND as a way to lower costs. Intel chose to use a slower firmware and a shorter warranty period for reducing costs. Kingston chose a different way, reducing costs without sacrificing even one drop of performance. Kingston has accomplished this by using NAND with a lower program/erase cycle rating of 3000 cycles. The original and higher priced HyperX uses 5000 P/E rated NAND. We applaud Kingston’s decision to go this route because, 5000 P/E NAND isn’t any faster than cheaper 3000 P/E NAND. Being enthusiast’s here at RWL, we will GLADLY trade less P/E cycles for a lower priced drive with top tier performance. "