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Today I learned that the average difference between a fast and slow metabolism is somewhere between 200-600 calories. For the average population, it’s only about 200. A recent article published by cited a compilation of data from a few studies comparing resting metabolic rate. It showed that 68%, or 1 standard deviation, of the population were within 6-8% of the average resting metabolic rate. If going further to 2 standard deviations, or 96%, the population was within 10-16% the average. Putting this data into layman’s terms, using the normal 2000Kcal a day rate, 68% of the population burns between 1840-2160 daily, while 96% is between 1680-2320Kcal. Keep in mind, this is “resting metabolic rate”, calories just burnt by living.

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD


There are other factors, obviously, which is why if you move out more you get a bigger gap. Taking all of those extreme external factors out, however, cutting or adding a simple 200 calories a day can mean the difference between weight loss and weight gain. That is something as small as a candy bar, or soda. A little change can make a huge difference. The same can be seen when it comes to computers. One little change can make a huge difference. The latest breakthrough has been solid state drives. This change can improve boot time down to 17 seconds and give near instantaneous application loads. Kingston has been a staple in the SSD market and constantly improves as technology advances. Not too long ago, Kingston released HyperX 5K P/E cycles enthusiast SSDs that have been shown to be at the top of the market.

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD


The Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD takes the same technology as the HyperX 5K and makes it more affordable. The Kingston HyperX 3K uses 3000 P/E cycle NAND memory. This drives the price down significantly into a sensible range. The HyperX 3K is still driven by the same SandForce SF-2281 controller and uses SATA Rev 3.0 interface. The combination of those features gives the HyperX 3K the ability to boast speeds up to 555MB/s read and 510MB/s write. IOPS performance has been rated at 40K/57K sustained random 4K R/W and 86K/60K maximum random R/W. This specific model is the upgrade kit which features, in addition to the SSD, a 2.5” metal USB enclosure, 3.5” bracket with mounting screws, SATA data cable, HDD cloning software, and a multi-bit screwdriver.