Kingston 240GB HyperX 3K SSD 2.5" SATA-III Read = 555MB/s, Write = 510MB/s for £129.99 @ Ebuyer
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Kingston 240GB HyperX 3K SSD 2.5" SATA-III Read = 555MB/s, Write = 510MB/s for £129.99 @ Ebuyer

£129.99Ebuyer Deals
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Found 14th May 2013
My track record at posting god deals for Hard drives hasn't been that good so far :>)
This looks like a good price for a fast SSD drive though.
Add a 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure - Black for £4.99

The HyperX 3K loads games and applications faster, increases frames per second (FPS) for an improved gaming experience and allows for quick transfers and edits of large media ­files.

HyperX 3K provides high-speed SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) performance and blazing fast random and sequential read/write speeds. SandForce DuraClass technology provides the latest data integrity protection for ultimate endurance over the entire life of the drive.

HyperX 3K SSD comes in a sleek, black and aluminium case design, accentuating the look of any power user’s system. For added peace of mind.

HyperX 3K SSD is backed by a three-year warranty and legendary Kingston reliability. Applications
Decreased load times of high-resolution PC games
Increased frame rates per second for a better gaming experience
Faster transfers of large media files
Multitasking
Movie downloads, transfers and syncs
This SSD is designed for use in desktop and notebook computer workloads, and is not intended for server environments.

In the Box
2.5" SSD
3.5" bracket and mounting screws

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)
Capacities 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
Sequential reads SATA-III - 555MB/s
Sequential writes SATA-III - 510MB/s
Sustained random 4K R/W - 240GB – 40,000/57,000 IOPS
Max. random 4K R/W - 240GB – 86,000/60,000 IOPS
PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score 60,000
Supports SMART, TRIM, and Garbage Collection
Power consumption 0.455 W (TYP) idle / 1.58 W (TYP) read / 2.11 W (TYP) write
Dimensions 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
Weight 97g
Operating temperatures 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage temperatures -40°C ~ 85°C
Shock resistance 1500G
Vibration operating 2.17G
Vibration non-operating 20G
MTBF 1,000,000 hrs

98 Comments

Almost 50p/gb - faster read write than the Sammy 840 and biggest bonus is it isn't TLC nand like the Sammy.

Heated.

nice. i do like a bit of Kingston.

nearly time for an upgrade i think... sub £100 would be nice

I'm in!

I say it often But if anyone has a nearly new 64/128 they need to sell reasonably to fund this I'm all ears - SATA 3 preferred but would consider 2 for the right deal.

Nice find. If anyone is on a budget/dosent need much space. The 120gb version is £85 delivered....

ebuyer.com/363…AGA

capriboycraig

Almost 50p/gb - faster read write than the Sammy 840 and biggest bonus is … Almost 50p/gb - faster read write than the Sammy 840 and biggest bonus is it isn't TLC nand like the Sammy.Heated.



Yeah the 840 non-pro is meant to last 1000-1500 P/E cycles, so this looks pretty good.

Was trying to figure out why you'd want to put a superfast SSD into a superslow USB 2 caddy, but then realised this makes sense for transferring OS / files, particularly from a laptop.

Great price.

Banned

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deals234

Nice find. If anyone is on a budget/dosent need much space. The 120gb … Nice find. If anyone is on a budget/dosent need much space. The 120gb version is £85 delivered....http://www.ebuyer.com/363436-kingston-120gb-hyperx-3k-ssd-sh103s3-120g?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products&gclid=CKO1-tG4lbcCFUXJtAodvBUAGA



I picked up one of these from Scan last year for £64 --- it failed, so I punted off the replacement hard drive at cost price. Kind of regret doing so, as this drive was exceptionally quick...
(With that said, I would sooner go for a Samsung 830 drive -- bullet proof reliability is so much more important to me now!)

why buy anything else, just with I had money.... hot!

Hi, would this be simple or ok to fit into an Asus EEEPC 1000HE ?

Just brought one, was thinking of getting 2 in raid
Thanks OP, have some heat from me.
Edited by: "stevvie" 14th May 2013

capriboycraig

Almost 50p/gb - faster read write than the Sammy 840 and biggest bonus is … Almost 50p/gb - faster read write than the Sammy 840 and biggest bonus is it isn't TLC nand like the Sammy.Heated.



With the massive downside of being based on the SF-2281, which is the single most unreliable controller ever released for an SSD.

Sure, it's better now, but people still suffer random BSOD issues with this chipset. I've been there and it ain't fun. It's most certainly not 100% fixed and other forum posts around the web back this up.

That to one side though, I can't put up with the crappy Sandforce speeds when it comes to non-compressible data. the headline speeds for this drive can only be hit in very specific situations with the correct data, where it's much more consistent with a Sammy / Crucial.

Heat though, because it's the best price for this drive.

Would not be my first choice of SSD, I had my share of reliability and consistency issues with my SandForce based Vertex 2 and 3 drives, but is a very good price for this drive so heat from me.

nah usb 2 is 35MB/s any old drive is faster than that.

zerospin

I picked up one of these from Scan last year for £64 --- it failed, so I … I picked up one of these from Scan last year for £64 --- it failed, so I punted off the replacement hard drive at cost price. Kind of regret doing so, as this drive was exceptionally quick...(With that said, I would sooner go for a Samsung 830 drive -- bullet proof reliability is so much more important to me now!)



I cant comment on the reliability. I found the same product with just a lower capacity so posted it up to help people. But thanks for the info.

If only I could afford this, such a **** bargain.

same price at dabs.com too!

and 4.04% TCB

heat added

capriboycraig

I say it often But if anyone has a nearly new 64/128 they need to … I say it often But if anyone has a nearly new 64/128 they need to sell reasonably to fund this I'm all ears - SATA 3 preferred but would consider 2 for the right deal.


Ditto! Also after a reasonably priced 64Gb SSD.
Missed this 40gb one by just a few minutes:
hotukdeals.com/dea…708

I just picked up a used Samsung 830 128GB for £77 from here but only one left now. 120 days' warranty. Only a couple of quid dearer than a new 840 120GB, fingers crossed for it not failing on day 121!


Edited by: "dwl99" 14th May 2013

cheers, ordered. I got a Crucial M4 that I bought (128gb) just before all the price drops. Problem with this is that even though 128gb is a decent amount its not so great when you want to use it for games and im maxing out my secondary HDD. This should be quite good. Now, need to decide what to do with my M4.

Hmmm...

I picked up the older Kingston SSD and seems to be working fine for me. It is 9 months old and performance is really good considering it was the mid range one.

is this Kingston's 'top end' drive, equivalent to e.g. 840 pro?

I got into VirtualBox and now I'm running out of gigabytes on my Vertex3 so this is good news for me but I can't help leaning toward the 840 non-pro still.

ebuyer.com/409…0bw

How does ebuyer cashback work?
Edited by: "wide" 14th May 2013

PR1

is this Kingston's 'top end' drive, equivalent to e.g. 840 pro?



No, the 840 Pro is better. It has a better controller and higher endurance along with a good 5 year warranty.

wide

How does ebuyer cashback work?



Try clicking the big "Click here to learn more" in the middle of the page. It's even broken down into an easy to understand 5 stage process.

Love a God deal...

nomnomnomnom

Try clicking the big "Click here to learn more" in the middle of the … Try clicking the big "Click here to learn more" in the middle of the page. It's even broken down into an easy to understand 5 stage process.



Yeah I saw the easy to understand 5 stage process... Then it said make sure you read the terms too. Ebuyer don't throw money away yet no one has posted ebuyer's £120 Samsung 840 deal - I'm asking what's the catch.

wide

Yeah I saw the easy to understand 5 stage process... Then it said make … Yeah I saw the easy to understand 5 stage process... Then it said make sure you read the terms too. Ebuyer don't throw money away yet no one has posted ebuyer's £120 Samsung 840 deal - I'm asking what's the catch.



They have recently developed a bad habit of not giving people full refunds for items which develop faults within the warranty period. They take the view that if you have had some use out of the item then you should receive a reduced amount because of that. I am unaware of any other retailer that has this policy..

any similar bargains for a 128gb one?

wide

Yeah I saw the easy to understand 5 stage process... Then it said make … Yeah I saw the easy to understand 5 stage process... Then it said make sure you read the terms too. Ebuyer don't throw money away yet no one has posted ebuyer's £120 Samsung 840 deal - I'm asking what's the catch.



There isn't one. The cashback comes from Samsung, not Ebuyer.

dwl99

They have recently developed a bad habit of not giving people full … They have recently developed a bad habit of not giving people full refunds for items which develop faults within the warranty period. They take the view that if you have had some use out of the item then you should receive a reduced amount because of that. I am unaware of any other retailer that has this policy..



Scan also to it - although their reductions are stupidly large. They're perfectly within their right to do so, legally, it's just annoying when it hits you.
Edited by: "nomnomnomnom" 14th May 2013

A good reason to avoid using either of these retailers IMHO.

dwl99

They have recently developed a bad habit of not giving people full … They have recently developed a bad habit of not giving people full refunds for items which develop faults within the warranty period. They take the view that if you have had some use out of the item then you should receive a reduced amount because of that. I am unaware of any other retailer that has this policy..


nomnomnomnom

There isn't one. The cashback comes from Samsung, not Ebuyer.Scan also to … There isn't one. The cashback comes from Samsung, not Ebuyer.Scan also to it - although their reductions are stupidly large. They're perfectly within their right to do so, legally, it's just annoying when it hits you.



Thank you both for the clarification and heads up re refunds - I'd heard Scan were difficult but didn't know why until now

wide

Thank you both for the clarification and heads up re refunds - I'd heard … Thank you both for the clarification and heads up re refunds - I'd heard Scan were difficult but didn't know why until now



Their customer service has gone through the floor the last few years. Check out the posts on the Hexus forums for common issues:

*Reduction of refunds that are so large you can't even buy a new product in the same range
*RMAs that get sent all over the place (god help you if you have to RMA something to them that's made by XFX)
*Totally ignoring emails when things are taking too long
*Leaking user data and not telling anyone. This includes usernames, passwords, email addresses, postcodes and so on...
*Subscribing all their customers to Revo and passing your details on without permission
*selling grey import hard disks so you have no manufacturer warranty. They still advertise them as with a higher number of years than 1, yet when you try and return them I got personally told "they have no record of it being above one year". Manufacturer won't help as they're grey imports.

Absolutely not worth it given how many decent retailers there are.

Strange. I've never had a problem with scan.
Their T's & C's don't mention anything regarding a reduction of refund either ...
All I could see was this : "In any case where we agree that the problem has arisen because of a defect in the goods at the point of delivery to you: we will refund the cost of the goods to you if returned within 28 days of the date of delivery; in any other case we will replace the goods or provide you with a credit for the cost of the goods."
scan.co.uk/ter…spx
Can they do that without putting it in their T's & C's ??

I'm actually boycotting Ebuyer, as they keep sending me free shipping vouchers, but they won't give me free shipping. Their courier has decided that Aberdeen is Scottish highlands (which it's not) ...



Edited by: "djfluff" 14th May 2013

"Increased frame rates per second for a better gaming experience"

Pure marketing ****. Not true at all.

Cakez0r

"Increased frame rates per second for a better gaming experience"Pure … "Increased frame rates per second for a better gaming experience"Pure marketing ****. Not true at all.


To be fair, some games that load textures on-the-fly can get better frame rates when installed on a fast SSD.
I saw a minor improvement when I installed BF3 on a pair of ssd's in RAID0

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nPd8DGZp_Ww/Tvl8klB2-vI/AAAAAAAAAKE/BUZ9jCRw7fU/s1600/CS1863055-02A-BIG.jpg

Just ordered mine

dwl99

They have recently developed a bad habit of not giving people full … They have recently developed a bad habit of not giving people full refunds for items which develop faults within the warranty period. They take the view that if you have had some use out of the item then you should receive a reduced amount because of that. I am unaware of any other retailer that has this policy..


Within the initial 12month period? If so, they are on very shaky ground and largely relying on the customer to roll over and take it. It's pretty clear. They have the option of repair or replacement (you have no right to a refund past 28days), however if they cannot offer a repair or like for like replacement then you get a full refund. They can try and argue you should take a X or Y product instead because it is similar performance but you're not obliged to accept if you're not happy with it. Never accept a partial refund and tell them to convince a small claims court why you should accept one - They'll cave.

Outside the initial 12 months then you're at the mercy of the manufacturer and should read the warranty terms. You will not find any manufacturer who offers "new for old" replacement to the best of my knowledge? Always funny on Hexus when some random dude starts crying and threatening to sue everyone involved because, say, XFX won't replace a knackered GTX280 with a GTX680 LOL!
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