SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of Q vs HyperX 3K

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

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Toshiba Q

Reasons to consider the
Toshiba Q

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Significantly faster 4k random read 317.85 MB/s vs 128.52 MB/s Around 2.5x faster 4k random read
Faster windows 7 boot-up time 7.8 s vs 9.7 s Around 20% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Faster 4k random write 129.34 MB/s vs 109.63 MB/s Around 20% faster 4k random write
Lighter 55 g vs 97 g Around 45% lighter
Significantly lower 4k random read access time 0.79 ms vs 1.94 ms 2.5x lower 4k random read access time
Lower avg. power consumption 2.46 Watts vs 2.99 Watts Around 20% lower avg. power consumption
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,000,000 hours 50% higher MTBF
Higher AS SSD score 969 pts vs 758 pts Around 30% higher AS SSD score
Front view of Kingston HyperX 3K

Reasons to consider the
Kingston HyperX 3K

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SSDBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Kingston HyperX 3K vs the Toshiba Q.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Toshiba Q vs HyperX 3K

4K Random Read

Toshiba Q
317.85 MB/s
HyperX 3K
128.52 MB/s

4K Random Write

Toshiba Q
129.34 MB/s
HyperX 3K
109.63 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Toshiba Q
7.8 s
HyperX 3K
9.7 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Toshiba Q
2.46 Watts
HyperX 3K
2.99 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Toshiba Q
1.93 ms
HyperX 3K
2.28 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Toshiba Q
0.79 ms
HyperX 3K
1.94 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Toshiba vs HyperX 3K 

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Normally we'd give an SSD the nod for that alone, but the tight grouping of all the drives in those benchmarks makes it clear that SSD performance has now gotten the better of those parts of our test suite.
Toshiba Q

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