HyperXSHFS37A/120G
KingstonSH103S3/240G

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

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 32,484 user samples
6,765 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 50GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 741st / 1058
25,719 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 67GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 200GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 478th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
64 % 79.7 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
336 MB/s 375 MB/s Faster read speed.
+12%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
133 MB/s 240 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+80%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26 MB/s 30.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+19%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.7 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
81.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
179 MB/s 273 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+53%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.1 MB/s 39.7 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+16%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
99.4 MB/s 179 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+80%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
424 MB/s 443 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
157 MB/s 281 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+79%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.1 MB/s 38.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 111 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
200 MB/s 315 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+58%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
40.5 MB/s 50.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+24%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
125 MB/s 219 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+75%
Market Share
Based on 45,406,764 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % Hugely higher market share.
+125%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
3.35 % 13.1 % Hugely better value.
+290%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % +2% 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$160 $70 Much cheaper.
+56%
Age
Newest
85 Months More recent.
+23%
111 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
117 MB/s 296 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+153%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
153 MB/s 268 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+75%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
568 Pts 986 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+74%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s 293 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+134%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
94.4 MB/s 254 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+169%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
131 MB/s 210 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+60%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
103 MB/s 222 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+116%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 240GB
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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 HyperX 3K is an updated version of the regular HyperX, the only difference between the two SSDs is the grade of NAND flash. The regular HyperX's NAND flash is rated at 5,000 erase cycles vs 3,000 on the 3K version so broadly speaking the number of erase cycles before drive failure on the newer drive is approximately 40% less than on the original HyperX. The distinction is largely irrelevant for consumer users because even after 10 years neither of the drives are likely to come even close to their maximum number of erase cycles. As expected both HyperX's have very similar performance profiles which can be seen in this direct comparison of the two drives. Although the HyperX SSDs were strong contenders on release they are showing their age now and can no longer compete amongst the newer drives from Samsung and Plextor which are both cheaper and faster. [Jan '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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