HyperXSHFS37A/120G
KingstonSH103S3/120G

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

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,617 user samples
17,673 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 82GB free
Worst Bench: 40% 34GB free
Poor: 40% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 625th / 885
20,944 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 20GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 9GB free
Poor: 47% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 500th / 885
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
53.1 % 61.8 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
431 MB/s 459 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
114 MB/s 168 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+47%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
20.6 MB/s 24.6 MB/s Faster random read.
+19%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
74.7 MB/s +2% 73.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
156 MB/s 217 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+39%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
12.6 MB/s 15 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+19%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
505 MB/s 512 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s 200 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+53%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29 MB/s 34.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
105 MB/s 107 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
184 MB/s 270 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+47%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.8 MB/s 22 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 5,667,951 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.7 % Much higher market share.
+56%
0.45 %
Value
Value For Money
41.1 % Slightly better value.
+6%
38.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % +3% 59 %
Price
Price (score)
$64 Cheaper.
+25%
$85
Age
Newest
44 Months Much more recent.
+37%
70 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
103 MB/s 216 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+110%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
145 MB/s 203 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+40%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
533 Pts 785 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+47%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
36 MB/s 64.6 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+79%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
61.2 MB/s 111 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+81%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
111 MB/s 139 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+25%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
22.6 MB/s 35.5 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+57%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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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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The 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K is nearly two years old, several generations of SSD have passed since its original release. Better 120GB SSDs have more NAND modules than the old HyperX and are able to write faster than the peak 234 Mb/s achieved by the HyperX 3K. The HyperX 3K also has a Sandforce 2281 controller which is unable to write compressed data as well as its more recent competition. All that said the HyperX still has an effective speed of 367 MBps which is respectable and far faster than even the best mechanical drive. With peak 4K read/write speeds of 33/110 MB/s the HyperX 3K also has competent small file performance. To summarize as a current value proposition the HyperX 3K struggles, simply because the likes of Samsung and OCZ have innovated and moved forward in the two years since the HyperX 3K was released. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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