Average Bench: 64.4% (734th of 1058)

Based on 8,460 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SHFS37A120G, KINGSTON SHFS37A, KINGSTON SHFS37A120G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SHFS37A

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]

Above average average bench

The HyperX Fury 120GB averaged 35.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 102MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 84.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Fury 120GB is 26.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the HyperX Fury 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 95.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,460 samples)
Min Avg Max
286 Read 343 454
96.1 Write 131 157
136 Mixed 176 219
63.1 SusWrite 95.5 143
41% 186 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 27.2 35.7
17.9 4K Write 84.6 115
19 4K Mixed 34.2 43
130% 48.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
53.2 DQ Read 96.7 118
68 DQ Write 129 156
58.5 DQ Mixed 102 127
80% 109 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,172,955 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $70 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $1602 years
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Typical Fury 120GB Builds (Compare 11,917 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 25%
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Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $534

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 Comments

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Memory: Micron 20nm MLC

High performance. Low price...

Added 6 years ago.

Terrible

6 years ago.


Good

3 years ago.

This is one of the cheapest SSD with a good quality. Even the worst SSDs are still miles ahead of HDDs in terms of performance You could buy this SSD if you want a SSD for a quick start of the system and a quick installation and opening of programs.


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