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Kingston HyperX 3K 480 GB Upgrade Kit SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb-s Solid State Drive SH103S3B-480G by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Kingston HyperX 3K 480 GB Upgrade Kit SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive SH103S3B/480G
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 146 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 0.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Boot5.0   exceptional
Price4.7   average
Speed4.3   average
Installation4.2   average
Windows3.1   below average


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Boot

Boot:
"I get pretty good boot times with this and with the price, it's definitely an option for those building or upgrading their PCs."
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"My computer boots twice as fast now, will definitely recommend this product."
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"When my PC booted up on the new drive, I was amazed at the boot speed and the overall new speed of my old PC."
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"I have been using this as my boot drive for 8 months without a problem."
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"It was very easy to clone my previous boot drive (it was a new computer so there was very little on it) and get it running."
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Installation

Installation:
"In every attempt to installation of OS X Yosemite, the partition map is damaged."
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"I am confused and now cannot continue the installation."
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"The shuttle and cable included with the drive made installation MUCH easier."
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"The actual installation and cloning process went very smoothly and took maybe 45 minutes."
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"The installation was very simple, I followed instructions on ifixit and now i am delighted! "
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"I have a brand new HP desktop (i7, decent machine).After installing the hard drive, I ran the Acronis software to migrate my boot drive to it."
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"Pros: Super easy installation, fast speeds, and comes with a nice external 2.5 SATA to USB case."
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Price

Price:
"It isn't the best Kingston has to offer, but for its price & size, its freakin awesome speed!"
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"I get pretty good boot times with this and with the price, it's definitely an option for those building or upgrading their PCs."
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"Just right size, very fast, and great price."
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"Very happy that I found this when I did... got it at a great price, upgrade kit and all."
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"Best price I found around too! "
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"I am glad I picked this one, it saved me money and it is by far the best and fastest SSD I have ever owned."
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Speed

Speed:
"It is fast but the software it comes with is hard to install on Windows 8."
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"Cons: NoneThoughts: This is not the fastest SSD out there but if you are upgrading an older computer like I was then this is the way to go because it is relativity cheap and if it is an older computer then you will most likely not even be able to reach max performance on higher end SSDs out there."
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"She has completely stopped complaining about how slow her computer is allowing me to focus on her other complaints."
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"Installed no problem ... and the speed, now I just need to update the ram to 16gig from 8!"
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"Take another drive and install windows 7.Once installation is completeNow use Acronis Home ImageClone the drive onto the solid statenext is the fun part hook your solid state up to another computeryou now need to change the system reserve file to at least 300MB(i used mini Partition wizard found at this link[...]now after you have changed your system reserveplug the solid state into ur pc you want it to run onsystem will error out (no worries)Press F8 and run last good known configurationnow your system is readyrestart your pc and boot from your windows 8 discNow it should install with no issues(Any issues email me and i am more than willing to help)I spent hours working on this drive i am happy with the speed; but this drive was very frustrating to get windows 8 on it."
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"Easy to install and a huge improvement in speed my only regret is not buying one earlier"
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"After two weeks, the drive continued to perform excellent."
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"Best of all the new drive is fast and silent and it's like having a new machine! "
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"Fired up the laptop with the new SSD and as all the other reviews state, I was amazed at the speed."
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"Very fast and comes with accessories like a nicely anodized screw driver with a pocket clip and an anodized mounting plate for the drive."
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"Just right size, very fast, and great price."
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Windows

Windows:
"It is fast but the software it comes with is hard to install on Windows 8."
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"To be fair though I installed it on an Apricorn Velocity SoloX1 PCIe chassis in a PCIe 1 slot on a motherboard that may not be rated above 3 gbps as it was manufactured in 2008.Windows updates failed consistently when applying them to this SSD so reliability is questionable."
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"This is my first attempt at poking around inside a windows box and fiddling with the bios."
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"Take another drive and install windows 7.Once installation is completeNow use Acronis Home ImageClone the drive onto the solid statenext is the fun part hook your solid state up to another computeryou now need to change the system reserve file to at least 300MB(i used mini Partition wizard found at this link[...]now after you have changed your system reserveplug the solid state into ur pc you want it to run onsystem will error out (no worries)Press F8 and run last good known configurationnow your system is readyrestart your pc and boot from your windows 8 discNow it should install with no issues(Any issues email me and i am more than willing to help)I spent hours working on this drive i am happy with the speed; but this drive was very frustrating to get windows 8 on it."
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"I was going to use both Windows XP and Linux, but unfortunately a glitch meant I couldn't do the Windows install, so the timings are based only on Ubuntu 12.04 Linux."
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"Also the drive works great with windows 8.1."
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"You can use the clone CD , copy from your back up drive, and save you a few hours of Update time (Windows).Nothing but good things to say on how easy this was."
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"If you are running windows 7 this drive is amazing."
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"Take another drive and install windows 7.Once installation is completeNow use Acronis Home ImageClone the drive onto the solid statenext is the fun part hook your solid state up to another computeryou now need to change the system reserve file to at least 300MB(i used mini Partition wizard found at this link[...]now after you have changed your system reserveplug the solid state into ur pc you want it to run onsystem will error out (no worries)Press F8 and run last good known configurationnow your system is readyrestart your pc and boot from your windows 8 discNow it should install with no issues(Any issues email me and i am more than willing to help)I spent hours working on this drive i am happy with the speed; but this drive was very frustrating to get windows 8 on it."
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"It worked extremely well for my Windows 7 custom-built machine, with an AMD quad core processor and ASUS motherboard."
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