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SanDisk Extreme 240GB vs. Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB

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January 26, 2013 10:33:18 PM

Hi everyone. I'm trying to decide which of these two drives is better, and based on the stats alone, I think the Kingston drive would be the winner. However, I know these numbers may not necessarily mean a whole lot when it comes to actual performance.

Can anyone give me any insight as to which drive would be a better purchase and why? Does anyone have any experience using either of them?

Here are the specs:

SanDisk Extreme (SDSSDX-240G):

Sustained R/W - 550MB/520MB
Random R/W - 39K IOPS/83K IOPS

Kingston HyperX 3k (SH103S3/240G):

Sustained R/W - 555MB/510MB
Random R/W - 86K IOPS/60K IOPS

Thanks in advance!
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January 26, 2013 10:37:57 PM

Kingston HyperX 3k < I own this SSD and it runs flawless and fast.Boots into windows in under 10 seconds.
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January 27, 2013 8:05:24 PM

I'm actually already using the San Disk Extreme and haven't been having any problems. Everything is running well, but I could exchange it for a Kingston if I wanted to. What I really want to know is, would there be any noticeable performance difference between the two? It looks like the Random R/W is going to be faster on the Kingston, but I'm not sure what kind of a performance increase that'll be in reality.
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a c 197 G Storage
January 27, 2013 9:00:44 PM

You won't notice any major difference.
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January 28, 2013 12:20:02 AM

Best answer selected by boomshard.
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January 28, 2013 12:20:15 AM

Thanks!
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a c 197 G Storage
January 28, 2013 2:03:33 AM

Your welcome.
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