HyperXSHFS37A/120G
KingstonSH103S3/120G

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 54,962 user samples
8,460 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 47GB free (System drive)
Poor: 49% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 734th / 1058
46,502 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 78GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 55% 81GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 589th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
64.4 % 73.1 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
343 MB/s 362 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
131 MB/s 187 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+43%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.2 MB/s 30.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+11%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
79.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
176 MB/s 224 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.2 MB/s 37.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+10%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
95.5 MB/s 138 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+45%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
454 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
417 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
157 MB/s 223 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+42%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.7 MB/s 37.2 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s +5% 110 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
219 MB/s 257 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43 MB/s 47.8 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
143 MB/s 168 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+17%
Market Share
Based on 44,172,955 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % Higher market share.
+14%
0.07 %
Value
Value For Money
3.37 % 8.04 % Hugely better value.
+139%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % +2% 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$160 $59 Much cheaper.
+63%
Age
Newest
84 Months More recent.
+24%
110 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
118 MB/s 247 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+109%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
156 MB/s 213 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+37%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
588 Pts 843 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+43%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
127 MB/s 202 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+59%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
96.7 MB/s 201 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+108%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
129 MB/s 171 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+33%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
102 MB/s 158 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+55%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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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 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K is nearly two years old, several generations of SSD have passed since its original release. Better 120GB SSDs have more NAND modules than the old HyperX and are able to write faster than the peak 234 Mb/s achieved by the HyperX 3K. The HyperX 3K also has a Sandforce 2281 controller which is unable to write compressed data as well as its more recent competition. All that said the HyperX still has an effective speed of 367 MBps which is respectable and far faster than even the best mechanical drive. With peak 4K read/write speeds of 33/110 MB/s the HyperX 3K also has competent small file performance. To summarize as a current value proposition the HyperX 3K struggles, simply because the likes of Samsung and OCZ have innovated and moved forward in the two years since the HyperX 3K was released. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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