The Kingston HyperX Fury RGB SSD Review: Bright Idea, Dimmed Performanceby Billy Tallis on September 24, 2018 8:35 AM EST
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Post Your CommentPlease log in or sign up to comment.
View All Comments
TitanX - Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - linki have an asus x470 prime..it has a turn off lights thing in the bios.
mr_tawan - Monday, September 24, 2018 - linkI'm looking for a new SSD for my laptop. This might be a good fit ...
Oh wait, my laptop has no glass panel.
Lolimaster - Monday, September 24, 2018 - linkBlame your laptop manufacturer for not making the mobo pcb and you keyboard clear :D
dcole001 - Monday, September 24, 2018 - linkAll Flash and I recommend to Pass!! Just go with the Samsung 860 Series SSD Drive and you will have the best SSD Drive you can get for Desktops.
jabbadap - Monday, September 24, 2018 - linkOr crucial mx500, at least it's cheaper than samsung where I live.
Lolimaster - Monday, September 24, 2018 - linkOn amazon the difference is about $10-20. EVO's got twice the endurance.
But MX500 got hardware powerloss protection (physical capacitors).
TitanX - Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - linkman, unless you are doing enterprise workloads or 4k video edit, that whole endurance thing on 500gb+ SSDs is a moot point now. i had a 5 year old Mushkin Chronos deluxe 240GB SSD as a primary drive and only wrote 37 TB in that time. i have a 1TB crucial M2 now and its endurance is multiples of that..i'll replace with with the next big thing or whatever long before it konks out on endurance.
casperes1996 - Monday, September 24, 2018 - linkI really don't get the RGB thing... It really isn't even pleasant to look at, and in a lot of cases you lock it away in a non-see-through case anyway. I'd much rather just have a sleek and simple design like the old Cheese Grater Mac Pro than pay extra for flashing lights on everything. I'm willing to pay extra for a great, simple design. But not for lights that ruin the aesthetic. Red lights would disturb my peripheral vision. Keyboard backlighting I can get behind since that serves a good purpose and can look good in the dark when the purpose is there. RGB on GPUs, SSDs, RAM etc. I don't understand.
seamonkey79 - Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - linkI'm not huge on RGB, but it's kind of funny that you would mention buying a Mac of any type, which is going to cost more than anything (I've seen) that uses RGB in the Wintel world (for the same hardware).
rpmurray - Monday, September 24, 2018 - linkI'm waiting for them to include a radio receiver so that the lights can pulse to the beat of your favorite FM station.