Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review - AS SSD

 

AS SSD

AS SSD is an SSD benchmarking software which uses incompressible data, which presents a challenge to Sandforce drives, or other controllers which utilize data compression.  Sandforce uses DuraWrite compression and thus will not perform as well with incompressible data as it would otherwise.

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The HyperX sports Synchronous NAND, which means the SandForce controller does not take as big of a performance hit when working with incomprressible files. The drive performed exceedly well again in threaded operations, surpassing the next test subject by over 40 MB/s in the read category. Write speeds in sequential tests also bested the other competitors, and access times were up to par. 

 

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