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Old 09-18-2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA 6Gbit/s SSD Review

Kingston may of been fashionably late to the SandForce party, but its explanation for wanting to avoid the issues that have (and still) plague other manufacturers is sound. Its first SandForce offerings appropriately fall under the HyperX branding, and offer speeds to take full advantage of the new SATA 6Gb/s bus.

Read through Robert's exhaustive look at Kingston's HyperX solid-state drive and then discuss it here!
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Wow! Coming head to head with the OCZ Vertex 3! Very Nice!
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I was definitely surprised myself... On paper I would have expected the HyperX to be par with the V3, but it is clearly ahead. The V3MI (as I call it) is toggle-based, so it should have offered higher performance. And it did... compared to the original V3, yet the HyperX more than kept pace in most benches. This was a rather impressive showing by Kingston.
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Could it be due to the fact that the Kingston drive uses different NAND? If I recall, OCZ uses IMFT, while this Kingston drive uses Intel "Compute" NAND.
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Could it be due to the fact that the Kingston drive uses different NAND? If I recall, OCZ uses IMFT, while this Kingston drive uses Intel "Compute" NAND.
I was looking into that. The deal is, Intel calls all its NAND "compute" grade, so I don't understand the distinction. The NAND in the 320 is "compute" and so is the NAND in the 710 Series, but the actual NAND itself is completely different (MLC vs HET-MLC). So I don't understand where "compute" differs from IMFT, because everyone calls the NAND in the 320 series IMFT NAND.
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