SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of HyperX 3K vs M500

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy


How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and Tom's Hardware Storage Bench

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Kingston HyperX 3K 

SSDBoss recommends the Kingston HyperX 3K  based on its write performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kingston HyperX 3K

Reasons to consider the
Kingston HyperX 3K

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Faster 4k random write 109.63 MB/s vs 66.2 MB/s More than 65% faster 4k random write
Faster 512K sequential write 507.56 MB/s vs 413.32 MB/s Around 25% faster 512K sequential write
Lower 4k random write access time 2.28 ms vs 3.78 ms Around 40% lower 4k random write access time
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 393.9 MB/s vs 306.5 MB/s Around 30% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Front view of Crucial M500

Reasons to consider the
Crucial M500

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Significantly higher capacity 960 GB vs 480 GB 2x higher capacity
Significantly lower avg. power consumption 2.13 Watts vs 2.99 Watts Around 30% lower avg. power consumption
Lighter 64 g vs 97 g Around 35% lighter
Faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.8 s vs 9.7 s Around 10% faster windows 7 boot-up time
More capacity per dollar 3.2 GB/$ vs 1.88 GB/$ More than 70% more capacity per dollar
Higher AS SSD score 1,011 pts vs 758 pts Around 35% higher AS SSD score
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
Higher MTBF 1,200,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 20% higher MTBF

Benchmarks Real world tests of HyperX 3K vs Crucial M500

4K Random Read

HyperX 3K
128.52 MB/s
Crucial M500
126.46 MB/s

4K Random Write

HyperX 3K
109.63 MB/s
Crucial M500
66.2 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

HyperX 3K
9.7 s
Crucial M500
8.8 s

Avg. Power Consumption

HyperX 3K
2.99 Watts
Crucial M500
2.13 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

HyperX 3K
2.28 ms
Crucial M500
3.78 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

HyperX 3K
1.94 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 ms

Reviews Word on the street

HyperX 3K  vs Crucial M500 

When looking at cost per GB, it also reaches a very good result, making the M500 a great all-around drive that'll be an excellent choice for any user who's looking for fast SSD storage without breaking the bank.
Crucial M500

Well OK, it still has an eye-watering price tag, but given how expensive solid state drives were even a year ago, it's an impressively low price point.
Crucial M500


8.8 Out of 10
9.2 Out of 10


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