Controller: SandForce SF2281. NAND: Intel 25nm Synchronous MLC. Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,254 user samples
958 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 84GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 13GB free (System drive)
Poor: 50% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 735th / 1058
8,296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 52GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 731st / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
64.4 % 64.7 % +0%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
375 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
342 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
114 MB/s 131 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.8 MB/s +5% 26.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
74.5 MB/s 88.1 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
167 MB/s 175 MB/s +5%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.1 MB/s 34.1 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
98.9 MB/s +2% 97.4 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
433 MB/s 444 MB/s +3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
126 MB/s 157 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35 MB/s +2% 34.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
106 MB/s 114 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
183 MB/s 209 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.6 MB/s 43.8 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
112 MB/s 118 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 47,134,188 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.08 % Insanely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 54 % Slightly more popular.
93+ Months 87 Months Slightly more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
196 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
118 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
125 MB/s 156 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
657 Pts Stronger server IO.
584 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
149 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
125 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
168 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
94.1 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
112 MB/s 131 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
99.4 MB/s
90GB 120GB

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]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 SSD Rankings.

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