Kingston HyperX FURY SSD
Back in 2002, Kingston released its first highperformance memory modules under the HyperX lineup with great fanfare and critical acclaim. Then in 2012, they released yet another product in the form of the HyperX SSDs. Then, during COMPUTEX 2014, Kingston unveiled the HyperX FURY SSD (among other things) for entry-level overclocking and gaming enthusiasts. Question is though, does this lightningfast storage option warrant itself as an option for gamers?
With a form factor at just 7mm thin, this HyperX Fury SSD actually sports a much plainer outlook, with very little decorations in comparison to its predecessor, the HyperX 3K, which had an aluminum brush finish on it. As many of you know, you can slot this SSD into video game consoles, such as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as notebook and desktop PCs for faster boot-up and loading times. Unfortunately, the HyperX FURY is only available in the storage capacities of 120GB and 240GB. However, the good news is that both variants use LSI SandForce's SF-2281 controller that has been paired with 20nm locked synchronous NAND.
However, the important thing for you to take note of is, without a doubt, its performance. We prepped the FURY by running benchmark to see if it lives up to Kingston's claim that its 240GB HyperX Fury SSD is capable of read speed up to 500MB/s and write speed up to 500MB/s though the CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD benchmark. On CrystalDiskMark, the end results were sequential read and write speeds of 495MB/s and 222MB/s, respectively. On the AS SSD benchmark, the results are sequential read and write speeds at 498MB/s and 209MB/s. Clearly, Kingston wasn't toying with their claims.
Next, we also ran several real-world tests by timing how long it would take for a 1GB and 4GB file to transfer from our test bed to the HyperX FURY. Using a 1GB test, the SSD took 18 seconds to complete the transfer, which is slightly slower than the HyperX 3K. After 1GB test, we moved on to 4GB test, which took only 48 seconds. As for bootup time, the HyperX Fury's cold boot took a meager 45 seconds, while rebooting takes approximately 53 seconds, which is very impressive, considering the price tag that accompanies the SSD.
Compared to the original HyperX SSD, the HyperX FURY's performance is slightly diminished. That being said, it's still a great device to use, and it definitely serves as a valid upgrade from traditional hard drives.