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HyperXSHFS37A/120G

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Memory: Micron 20nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,290 user samples
7,930 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 30GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 31GB free
Poor: 46% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 539th / 927
18,360 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 51GB free
Poor: 43% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 669th / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
62.4 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
54.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
433 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
143 MB/s Faster write speed.
+25%
114 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.5 MB/s Faster random read.
+28%
21.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
74.9 MB/s 76.7 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
210 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+33%
158 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
15 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
12.8 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s +2% 506 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
161 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+24%
130 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
37.6 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+27%
29.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
113 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
104 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
238 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+27%
187 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+19%
18 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,774,655 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 0.65 % Hugely higher market share.
+442%
Value
Value For Money
29.2 % 43.1 % Much better value.
+48%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 61 %
Price
Price (score)
$125 $61 Much cheaper.
+51%
Age
Newest
75 Months 47 Months Much more recent.
+37%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
229 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+118%
105 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
162 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+12%
144 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
769 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+44%
535 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
59.4 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+63%
36.4 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
134 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+111%
63.6 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
128 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+12%
114 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
36.2 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+59%
22.8 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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The Intel 520 Series was Intel's first SSD to feature a Sandforce 2281 controller. This controller has powered countless SSDs over the last three years but is now dated and is known to be limited in the area of incompressible write speed. The 120GB Intel 520 scored peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 514/157 and 421/133. These read speeds are good but the peak write of 157 MB/s lags the group leaders average of 313 MB/s by nearly 100%. This relative inability to write lowers the 520's overall effective speed to 403 MB/s or 15% lower than the 459 MB/s achieved by the group leaders. At two years of age the Intel 520 can no longer compete with newer drives, there is far better value available amongst the group leaders[Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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The Kingston HyperX Fury has the same controller as its HyperX 3K sibling; the only difference between the two drives is the use of cheaper Micron 20nm NAND in the newer Fury. Comparing the performance differences between the HyperX Fury and 3K shows that the newer 20nm NAND results in an effective performance decrease of around 30% for a price saving of just 12%. The Fury was never aimed at the high performance sector of the market but given the known compressible performance weaknesses of its Sandforce 2281 controller and its relatively non-budget price tag, the 120GB Fury will struggle to find rational takers in today's market. There are far better value alternatives available for just a few more dollars. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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