Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 153,221 user samples
133,517 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 45GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 16GB free
Poor: 30% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 740th / 929
19,704 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% 46GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 12GB free
Poor: 42% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 671st / 929
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
47.3 % 54 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
340 MB/s 435 MB/s Faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
109 MB/s 113 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
19.4 MB/s 21.3 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
68.8 MB/s 78.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
144 MB/s 156 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
11.7 MB/s 12.4 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
501 MB/s 510 MB/s +2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
144 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
129 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.9 MB/s +3% 29 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
103 MB/s 107 MB/s +4%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
198 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
180 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
18 MB/s +3% 17.4 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,152,707 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.25 % Hugely higher market share.
0.52 %
Value For Money
41 % 43.1 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 61 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$55 Slightly cheaper.
67 Months 48 Months More recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
162 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
105 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
144 MB/s +1% 142 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
622 Pts Stronger server IO.
535 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
39.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
36.2 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
65 MB/s +3% 62.9 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
102 MB/s 112 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
21.5 MB/s 22.2 MB/s +3%
120GB 120GB

The 120GB Kingston V300 has a performance profile that closely matches its 240GB sibling. Both drives utilize a Sandforce LSI controller and therefore demonstrate relative weakness in their write speeds. With burst sequential read/write speeds of 497/166 MBps and 4k burst read/write speeds of 30/97 MBps the 120GB V300 is amongst the slower SSDs I have seen. A concern I have with this drive is the relatively slow real world speeds our users have experienced. Most drives have average throughput rates that are around 75% of peak. Both this and the 240GB V300s, based on 130 samples, are averaging sequential read rates of around 240 MBps which is less than 50% of peak. It's not all bad news though because the V300's are priced extremely aggressively and as a result still offer decent value for money. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]


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]


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

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