Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 IDX500M00. Flash: Toshiba A19nm MLC.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 17,724 user samples
557 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 80GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 145th / 873
17,167 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 79GB free
Poor: 43% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 601st / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
84.1 % Much faster effective speed.
54.3 % -55%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
494 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
434 MB/s -14%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
414 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
115 MB/s -260%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.4 MB/s Faster random read.
21.1 MB/s -16%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
79.3 MB/s -12%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
434 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
158 MB/s -175%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
12.6 MB/s -38%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
521 MB/s +3% 507 MB/s -3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
434 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
133 MB/s -226%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.6 MB/s -1% 29.8 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
130 MB/s Faster peak random write.
108 MB/s -20%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
459 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
182 MB/s -152%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
17.6 MB/s -39%
Market Share
Based on 5,201,195 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % -3,100% 0.64 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
62.9 % Much better value.
42 % -50%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % +2% 61 % -2%
Price (score)
$67 -5% $64 +5%
41 Months +5% 43 Months -5%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
335 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
104 MB/s -222%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
352 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
144 MB/s -144%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,161 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
538 Pts -116%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
81.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
36.8 MB/s -121%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
152 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
62.6 MB/s -143%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
213 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
115 MB/s -85%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
44.7 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
23.4 MB/s -91%
120GB 120GB

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) January 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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