KingstonSV300S37A/120G
HyperXSHFS37A/120G

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 145,921 user samples
142,499 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% 77GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 34% 95GB free (System drive)
Poor: 34% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 752nd / 976
3,422 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 15GB free (System drive)
Poor: 50% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 630th / 976
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
53.2 % 63.3 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
231 MB/s 336 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+45%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
122 MB/s 134 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.9 MB/s 25.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+12%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
72.8 MB/s 84.2 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
155 MB/s 176 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+14%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.6 MB/s 33.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
90.8 MB/s 97.2 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
389 MB/s 460 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+18%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
152 MB/s 233 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+53%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.1 MB/s +2% 31.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
110 MB/s 117 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
202 MB/s 271 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+34%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
40.8 MB/s 41.8 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
127 MB/s 195 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+54%
Market Share
Based on 10,302,979 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.62 % Hugely higher market share.
+391%
0.33 %
Value
Value For Money
40.7 % 49 % Better value.
+20%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 62 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
Price
Price (score)
$65 $64 +2%
Age
Newest
73 Months 54 Months More recent.
+26%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
187 MB/s 201 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+7%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
151 MB/s 259 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+72%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
667 Pts 821 Pts Stronger server IO.
+23%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
129 MB/s 218 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+69%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
96.5 MB/s 97.7 MB/s +1%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
117 MB/s 130 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+11%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
88.5 MB/s 101 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+14%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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The 120GB Kingston V300 has a performance profile that closely matches its 240GB sibling. Both drives utilize a Sandforce LSI controller and therefore demonstrate relative weakness in their write speeds. With burst sequential read/write speeds of 497/166 MBps and 4k burst read/write speeds of 30/97 MBps the 120GB V300 is amongst the slower SSDs I have seen. A concern I have with this drive is the relatively slow real world speeds our users have experienced. Most drives have average throughput rates that are around 75% of peak. Both this and the 240GB V300s, based on 130 samples, are averaging sequential read rates of around 240 MBps which is less than 50% of peak. It's not all bad news though because the V300's are priced extremely aggressively and as a result still offer decent value for money. [Feb '14 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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