OCZVTX3-25SAT3-120G
$116
HyperXSHFS37A/120G
 $116 

Controller: SandForce SF2281. NAND: Intel 25nm Synchronous MLC. Release date: Q1 2011.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,827 user samples
15,585 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 46GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 11GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 637th / 1016
5,242 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 82GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 40% 10GB free (System drive)
Poor: 40% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 712th / 1016
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
62.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
378 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+12%
337 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
143 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
131 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.4 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+12%
25.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
74.4 MB/s 80.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
192 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
173 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.1 MB/s 33.5 MB/s +1%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
122 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+33%
91.9 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
431 MB/s +0% 430 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
157 MB/s +1% 156 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.5 MB/s +2% 34.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s 115 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
208 MB/s +1% 205 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.8 MB/s 42.7 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
137 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+15%
119 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 22,515,365 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.19 % Hugely higher market share.
+171%
Value
Value For Money
4.51 % Much better value.
+38%
3.26 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 62 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$116 Cheaper.
+27%
$160
Age
Newest
107 Months 68 Months Much more recent.
+36%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
191 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+62%
118 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
155 MB/s +1% 153 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
693 Pts Stronger server IO.
+19%
581 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
162 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+30%
125 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
167 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+79%
93.3 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
137 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+9%
126 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
129 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+28%
101 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 120GB
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The 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 is almost 3 years old which makes it twice as old as most of the drives in the group test. With sequential peak and average read/write speeds of 510/157 and 390/130 MB/s the 120GB Vertex 3 has good read speeds but lags the group leaders by 50% at writing. This is explained by its Sandforce 2281 controller which is infamous for stability issues and relatively slow incompressible data write speeds. Small file 4K peak and average read/write speeds clocked in at 31/103 and 23/61 MB/s which matches the group leaders, a superb result considering the Vertex 3's age. Overall the 120GB Vertex 3 has an effective speed of 383 MB/s which is only 16% lower than the group leaders which averaged 444 MB/s. The Vertex is a capable drive let down only by its relatively slow peak sequential write speed of 157 MB/s. [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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