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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  • 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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