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2 out of 5 eggs Slow Write Speed and Slow Response Time 06/02/2016

This review is from: HyperX FURY 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SHFS37A/120G

Pros: Cheap.

Faster than a spinning hard drive when Reading/opening most files.

Cons: MLC NAND (good) + Low-end controller (bad) = Poor Write Speed. No bait-and-switch for this model (remember the V300 fiasco?) because it's slow right out of the gate. Any modern regular spinning hard drive has better sustained Write speed than this 120GB HyperX Fury.

Other Thoughts: The name HyperX Fury kind of suggests something quick & snappy, doesn't it? Unfortunately, this drive compared to other budget price models establishes a new lowest common denominator for SSDs. Spend a few dollars more and get something that can save files the same day ....

Kingston clearly established and even defended the company policy for their low-end SSDs., namely that they are happy to manufacture and sell a good product and then substitute cheaper parts (the all-important NAND memory chips) AFTER the product has received good reviews on many tech websites. So, here's the problem: who's to say they won't do it again with this model or the next? Many of us have used Kingston RAM memory over the years with great success in our custom builds as well as in name brand PCs, but can we still trust them? I think the answer is well, maybe.

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Pros: An entry level SSD that will suit many users who are on a budget and would like to have the significant speed boost that an SSD gives you. Install Windows on this and use your old drive for storing your photos, videos, music, games, etc.

Cons: Power users should consider the PNY CS 2211 which has higher sustained Write speeds for heavy-duty work.

Other Thoughts: PNY has been producing quality SSDs for value-conscious customers for several years, and this is another well-judged product. We have an older PNY XLR8 120GB model which has performed flawlessly for several years.

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Pros: Over the years Core i7 processors have proven themselves to be a solid longterm investment for gamers as well as for productivity work. You might change your graphics card every couple of years, but your Core i7 doesn't need changing. It will support upgraded graphics for three or even four generations.

Also, this latest bunch of i7's excellent for video editing and transcoding. The Intel Quick-sync feature is absolutely great compared to almost anything else out there including CUDA.

Cons: Price! But, if it lasts for years with top notch performance then who cares?

Other Thoughts: n/a

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