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HyperX Fury RGB SSD Conclusion

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes occurring after publication which might render our rating obsolete. Please do not base any purchase solely on this conclusion, as it represents our rating specifically for the item tested which may differ from future versions. Benchmark Reviews begins our conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas that we rate.

Our performance rating compares how effective the 480GB Kingston HyperX Fury RGB performed in benchmark operations against competing SATA-based solid state drive storage solutions. For reference, Kingston specifications suggest 550 MB/s maximum reads and 480 MB/s maximum write speeds for the Fury RGB series. In our storage benchmark tests, the HyperX Fury RGB exceeded these ratings. ATTO Disk Benchmark delivered 563/533 MBps peak read/writes speeds, placing it among the top performers. Sequential read/write speed tests with AS-SSD Benchmark produced 513/484 MBps, and 532/507 in CrystalDiskMark tests. Linear testing with AIDA64 Disk Benchmark produced an impressive 497 MB/s reads, but a rather disappointing 177 MB/s average linear write.

The Kingston HyperX Fury RGB solid state drive does not specify an expected IOPS rating. Using Iometer operational performance tests configured to a queue depth of 32 outstanding I/O’s per target across 100% of the drive, our benchmarks produced a combined 50,508 IOPS, which places Fury RGB’s operational I/O performance below the average for SATA SSDs tested. CrystalDiskMark IOPS performance was average, as was the 4K 32QD results using AS-SSD. Performance with PCMark Vantage storage tests was above average.

Performance for HyperX Fury RGB is best summarized as very fast, and capable of average I/O tasks.

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Unlike most storage devices, which are low-visibility products seen during installation and then soon forgotten, Kingston’s HyperX Fury RGB delivers a bright colored hue to that otherwise dark part of the computer case. Relatively unavailable on SSDs, Fury RGB delivers customizable color programming that works with all modern RGB controllers, enabling users to configure a system-wide scheme for all their RGB components.

Construction is probably the strongest feature credited to the entire solid state product segment, as SSDs are immune to most physical abuses. Kingston’s HyperX Fury RGB offers 500x capacity TBW, which isn’t the industries highest measure but still more than enough for enthusiast consumers. If there are ever any problems with Fury RGB SSD during the 3-year warranty period, end-users may visit Kingston’s customer service web portal.

As of September 24th, HyperX Fury RGB SSDs launches at the following price points: 240GB @ $74.99 (Amazon), 480GB @ $124.99 (Amazon), and 960GB @ $219.99 (Amazon). These prices rest near the upper end of the price spectrum for each respective capacity; justified by the RGB lighting effects uniquely available to Fury RGB.

In conclusion, Kingston’s HyperX Fury RGB SSD delivers customizable RGB lighting effects while delivering top-end SATA 6Gb/s read speeds. Gamers and hardware enthusiasts alike will be pleased by this combination, which delivers plenty of fashion without sacrificing function. Performance enthusiasts may balk at the modest write speeds and IOPS performance, but as of this writing they won’t find another RGB solution that can do better. If your goal is to light up that dark space in the drive bay, then Kingston’s HyperX Fury RGB SSD will not disappoint.

Pros:

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+ Impressive 563/533 MBps read/write speed with ATTO
+ Marvell 88SS1074 controller supports ONFi 3.0, TRIM, and NCQ
+ Automatic 256-bit AES hardware encryption
+ RGB platform-compatible lighting effects
+ 3-Year Kingston product warranty support
+ Resistant to extreme shock impact
+ Device sleep (DEVSLP) function extends battery life

Cons:

– Expensive by relative capacity
– Some brands offer 5-year warranty
– RGB lighting adds weight/increases heat

Ratings:

  • Performance: 8.25
  • Appearance: 9.75
  • Construction: 9.25
  • Functionality: 9.00
  • Value: 7.25

Final Score: 8.7 out of 10.

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