Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

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Re: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:48 pm

Seems like SSDs are finally up the performance curve enough to where new generations are just incrementally faster for everyday apps. You probably need an i7 to wring the speed out of these parts. It'll be interesting to see how they juggle shrinking lithography doubling chip sizes->halving read/write channels and having to commit more space to preserve read/write cycles vs performance.
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Re: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

Post by wayner » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:30 am

On page 2 of the review you include the following:
TESTING

Our samples were tested according to our standard hard drive testing methodology. As of mid-2008, we have been conducting most acoustics tests in our own 10~11 dBA anechoic chamber, which results in more accurate, lower SPL readings than before, especially with <20 dBA@1m SPL.

Two forms of hard drive noise are measured:
1.Airborne acoustics
2.Vibration-induced noise.

These two types of noise impact the subjective perception of hard drive noise differently depending on how and where the drive is mounted.

Both forms of noise are evaluated objectively and subjectively. Airborne acoustics are measured in our anechoic chamber using a lab reference microphone and computer audio measurement system. Measurements are taken at a distance of one meter from the top of the drive using an A-weighted filter. Vibration noise is rated on a scale of 1-10 by comparing against our standard reference drives.

As of late-2011, we have been conducting performance testing. A combination of timed real-world tests is used to represent a workload of common activities for a boot drive including loading games, running disk-intensive applications, copying files, and installing programs. Synthetic tests are also run to better judge the performance across the entire span of the drive.
Why include all of this since it is Not Applicable to an SSD drive as you say on page 5?

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Re: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

Post by Ralf Hutter » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:06 am

wayner wrote:On page 2 of the review you include the following:
TESTING

Our samples were tested according to our standard hard drive testing methodology. As of mid-2008, we have been conducting most acoustics tests in our own 10~11 dBA anechoic chamber, which results in more accurate, lower SPL readings than before, especially with <20 dBA@1m SPL.

Two forms of hard drive noise are measured:
1.Airborne acoustics
2.Vibration-induced noise.

These two types of noise impact the subjective perception of hard drive noise differently depending on how and where the drive is mounted.

Both forms of noise are evaluated objectively and subjectively. Airborne acoustics are measured in our anechoic chamber using a lab reference microphone and computer audio measurement system. Measurements are taken at a distance of one meter from the top of the drive using an A-weighted filter. Vibration noise is rated on a scale of 1-10 by comparing against our standard reference drives.

As of late-2011, we have been conducting performance testing. A combination of timed real-world tests is used to represent a workload of common activities for a boot drive including loading games, running disk-intensive applications, copying files, and installing programs. Synthetic tests are also run to better judge the performance across the entire span of the drive.
Why include all of this since it is Not Applicable to an SSD drive as you say on page 5?

Perhaps it's in response to this comment regarding a previous SSD review:

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