AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy

Our Heavy storage benchmark is proportionally more write-heavy than The Destroyer, but much shorter overall. The total writes in the Heavy test aren't enough to fill the drive, so performance never drops down to steady state. This test is far more representative of a power user's day to day usage, and is heavily influenced by the drive's peak performance. The Heavy workload test details can be found here. This test is run twice, once on a freshly erased drive and once after filling the drive with sequential writes.

ATSB - Heavy (Data Rate)

The average data rates of the HyperX Fury RGB on the Heavy test are clearly below the current standard for mainstream SATA drives and even a bit below the Plextor M8V that uses the same Toshiba 64-layer 3D TLC, but the Fury RGB does at least retain a significant lead over the DRAMless Toshiba TR200. The Fury RGB also shows a fairly small performance impact when the test is run on a full drive instead of a freshly erased drive.

ATSB - Heavy (Average Latency)ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Latency)

The average latency of the Fury RGB on the Heavy test is slightly higher than normal for mainstream SATA SSDs, but it's nothing compared to the DRAMless Toshiba TR200. The 99th percentile latency is a problem, as even the TR200 does better than the Fury RGB when the test is run on a full drive.

ATSB - Heavy (Average Read Latency)ATSB - Heavy (Average Write Latency)

The average read latency scores from the Fury RGB stand out a bit more than the average write latency, but they're both within reason and far better than the DRAMless drive.

ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Read Latency)ATSB - Heavy (99th Percentile Write Latency)

The 99th percentile read latencies of the Fury RGB are larger than what most of the competition provides but not large enough to be a serious problem. The 99th percentile write latencies are more of an outlier compared to the mainstream SATA drives, but the Toshiba TR200 shows what real performance problems look like.

ATSB - Heavy (Power)

The Fury RGB again shows reasonable power efficiency if the energy used by the LEDs is ignored, because the LEDs set to red at full brightness use twice the power of the storage side of the drive.

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  • Amandtec - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    Samsung sneakily dropped prices on the 860 EVO's to make them the cheapest SSD's with a dram cache on the market (per pcpartpicker, at least). Reply
  • MrSpadge - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    The MX500 is still cheaper in Germany, but not by a lot. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    Especially the M.2 SATA versions. Not contest there, really. Reply
  • Impulses - Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - link

    SanDisk Ultra is also cheaper, at least at 2TB & SATA... I've got three Samsung drives in my desktop right now (256GB SM951 & 2x 1TB 850 EVOs) but the next one will likely be a 2TB Crucial/WD based on pricing alone. Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    So, if I understand this correctly, the only forms of chemotherapy for the RGB cancer in this drive are to buy a mobo that is also suffering from RGB cancer so I can plug into it and use it's software to disable the lights, or to use a sata power cable that has been modified to disconnect the 12V rail? Reply
  • melgross - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    No, you just don’t buy gamer oriented goods. Pretty simple. Reply
  • mjz_5 - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    Find me a high end AMD motherboard without LEDs? Reply
  • 29a - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    Just don't turn them on. I'd rather have it and not need it than not have it and want it. Reply
  • eddman - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    That statement only applies to useful tools, like a wrench, or a hammer, or a knife, etc. These LEDs have ZERO functional use, except for producing light pollution and being an eyesore. Reply
  • melgross - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    Well, they all have LEDs, the question is whether they’re diagnostic LEDs, or there for decoration. I don’t follow every mono out there (or most of them, thuthfully) so I don’t know what they all have. Reply

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