CorsairCSSD-F240GB3-BK
$232
HyperXSHFS37A/120G
 $232 

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Memory: Micron Asynchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2011.

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Memory: Micron 20nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 14,341 user samples
5,792 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 76GB free
Worst Bench: 32% 38GB free (System drive)
Poor: 32% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 862nd / 1058
8,549 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 52GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 728th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
52.3 % 64.8 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
128 MB/s 340 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+166%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
181 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+38%
131 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.1 MB/s 26.5 MB/s Faster random read.
+20%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
70 MB/s 88.1 MB/s Faster random write.
+26%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
158 MB/s 176 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.7 MB/s 34.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+25%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
121 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+25%
97 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
173 MB/s 442 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+155%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
209 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+35%
155 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.8 MB/s 33.8 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+17%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 113 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
176 MB/s 209 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+19%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.9 MB/s 44 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+19%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
144 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+16%
124 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,273,137 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+700%
Value
Value For Money
3.48 % +2% 3.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 54 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$232 $160 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
124 Months 87 Months More recent.
+30%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
187 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+58%
118 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
201 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+30%
155 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
697 Pts Stronger server IO.
+20%
580 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
160 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+26%
127 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
161 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+70%
94.5 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
166 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+27%
131 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
117 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+17%
99.9 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 120GB
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The Corsair Force 3 is one of the slowest SSD's we have seen to date. Its real world speed rating of 305.7 MB/s puts it just above the bottom of the pack. Looking at its server orientated performance just makes matters worse, due to its now dated Sandforce controller which is known to deliver relatively poor incompressible transfer speeds, the Force 3 has the lowest AS-SSD total score (593) we have seen to date. This drive is out-dated and best avoided as a new purchase. Of course as with all the SSD's in the group test, it will still trounce any mechanical hard drive and is not a bad performer in absolute terms. [Feb '13 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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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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