Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review
A Closer Look at the HyperX 240GB
Unlike opening most other SSDs, opening up the Kingston HyperX (and every other Kingston SSD I’ve dealt with) requires both the use of a T6 torx screwdriver and breaking the warranty void if removed sticker.
Opening up the HyperX, we’ve got a fairly crowded PCB. The top of the PCB includes a SandForce SF-2281 controller along with eight Intel branded NAND chips.
Moving around to the back of the PCB, we’ve got another eight Intel branded NAND chips. Both the top and bottom of the casing includes large heat pads for heat dissipation.
Here’s a closer look at the SandForce SF-2281VB1-SDC controller powering the HyperX.
Here’s a closer look at the Intel branded 25nm synchronous 5,000 P/E MLC NAND modules Kingston is using for the HyperX. Seems like the only difference between the Intel 5,000 P/E NAND chip (left) and the 3,000 P/E NAND chip (right) is that the 5,000 P/E NAND chip’s model is 29F16B08CCME2 while the 3,000 P/E NAND chip’s model is 29F16B08CCME3. Since we’ve got 16 NAND chips in total, each chip is carrying a total capacity of 16GB each with ~16GB set aside for over-provisioning.