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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  • TitanX - Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - link

    i have an asus x470 has a turn off lights thing in the bios.
  • mr_tawan - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    I'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 - link

    Blame your laptop manufacturer for not making the mobo pcb and you keyboard clear :D
  • dcole001 - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    All 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 - link

    Or crucial mx500, at least it's cheaper than samsung where I live.
  • Lolimaster - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    On 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 - link

    man, 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 - link

    I 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 - link

    I'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 - link

    I'm waiting for them to include a radio receiver so that the lights can pulse to the beat of your favorite FM station.

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