AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer

The Destroyer is an extremely long test replicating the access patterns of very IO-intensive desktop usage. A detailed breakdown can be found in this article. Like real-world usage, the drives do get the occasional break that allows for some background garbage collection and flushing caches, but those idle times are limited to 25ms so that it doesn't take all week to run the test. These AnandTech Storage Bench (ATSB) tests do not involve running the actual applications that generated the workloads, so the scores are relatively insensitive to changes in CPU performance and RAM from our new testbed, but the jump to a newer version of Windows and the newer storage drivers can have an impact.

We quantify performance on this test by reporting the drive's average data throughput, the average latency of the I/O operations, and the total energy used by the drive over the course of the test.

ATSB - The Destroyer (Data Rate)

The HyperX Fury RGB's average data rate on The Destroyer is 23% slower than the Crucial MX500 and is also clearly slower than the Plextor M8V that uses the same Toshiba 64-layer 3D NAND. The Fury RGB is not delivering the performance expected from a mainstream SATA drive, let alone one with enthusiast pricing.

ATSB - The Destroyer (Average Latency)ATSB - The Destroyer (99th Percentile Latency)

The average latency of the Fury RGB on The Destroyer is tied with the Plextor M8V and the 99th percentile latency is better, so Kingston has managed to get decent performance out of the Toshiba 3D TLC in at least some respects, but the Crucial drive is still clearly much better off.

ATSB - The Destroyer (Average Read Latency)ATSB - The Destroyer (Average Write Latency)

The average read latency of the Fury RGB is slightly worse than the Plextor M8V while the average write latency is slightly better, but neither drive can get the Toshiba TLC to match the performance of the Micron TLC in the Crucial MX500.

ATSB - The Destroyer (99th Percentile Read Latency)ATSB - The Destroyer (99th Percentile Write Latency)

The 99th percentile read latency of the Fury RGB falls between the MX500 and the M8V and is nothing to complain about. The 99th percentile write latency surprises with a substantial advantage over the other SATA drives and even the ADATA SX8200, so Kingston's firmware for the Fury RGB is doing a good job at limiting worst-case performance stalls.

ATSB - The Destroyer (Power)

When ignoring the energy used for the LED lighting, the HyperX Fury RGB requires a similar amount of energy to complete The Destroyer as other SATA drives, despite taking a bit longer overall. The LEDs were responsible for almost 2/3 the total energy usage by the drive.

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  • Dragonstongue - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    what a stupid mofo drive design...have to use a 4 pin 12v power instead of just allowing the drive to use the power that it is given etc etc..

    Bravo Kingston, you get a reward for one of the dumbest moves to join the RGB disco light show craze and fail miserably at it.
  • olafgarten - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    It's so stupid when they put LEDs on everything.

    My Strix GTX980 has a white Led that can't be disabled and stays on even when the computer is shut down, I had to cover it up with tape as it was disturbing my sleep!
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - link

    Strix-branded products are stupid anyway. They are part of that immature gamer-in-the-basement segment of the PC market. That doesn't justify the stupid LEDs, of course. Does your PSU have a physical switch it? You could use that or turn off power at the surge suppressor to shut the LED lights off without bothering with tape. Flipping the physical switch is a good idea anyway to reduce vampire draw from active devices to marginally reduce your electrical power bill while also cutting back on the risk of losing hardware to spikes caused by thunderstorms.
  • MadAd - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    woohoo, all i need now is some LED cables, an LED optical drive and some LED thermal paste and im all set!!
  • MrSpadge - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    > LED optical drive

    Nope, you really want that light source to be a laser!
  • mobutu - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

  • ranran - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    So, this is like those people that buy the little Civic's or Corolla's and then pump tons of money into crazy wheels, air foils, noisy exhaust, and speaker systems that together probably cost more than the car is worth........... totally useless...
  • Lolimaster - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    Over 22cents per GB when better SSD's from Crucial and Samsung are jumping around 16cents per GB :D
  • zodiacfml - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    Thanks for the useful title, I don't have to read the review. I clicked on your ads though
  • qlum - Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - link

    I feel for the poor guy who is inevitably going to put this in his laptop.

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