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

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Memory: Micron Asynchronous 25nm MLC. Release date ≈ Q4 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,055 user samples
8,891 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 100GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 744th / 1058
164 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 41% 443GB free
Worst Bench: 28% 395GB free
Poor: 28% Great: 41%
SPEED RANK: 973rd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
63.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
35.3 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
340 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
187 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
134 MB/s 177 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.6 MB/s Much faster random read.
17 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.2 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
14.1 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
176 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
163 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.8 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
13.8 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
95.7 MB/s 139 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
441 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
255 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
158 MB/s 235 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
22.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
112 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
17.3 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
210 MB/s 222 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
19.3 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
118 MB/s 157 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 46,972,623 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % Insanely higher market share.
0 %
Value For Money
3.35 % 3.75 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % Slightly more popular.
50 %
Price (score)
$160 Much cheaper.
87 Months 82+ Months Slightly more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
118 MB/s 118 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
154 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
60.6 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
579 Pts Much stronger server IO.
360 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
74.4 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
92.6 MB/s 95.6 MB/s +3%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
129 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
48.5 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
97.2 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
47.6 MB/s
120GB 480GB

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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