Review: Kingston HyperX Fury Reviewed by: ANTONIS SAPANIDIS Provided by: Kingston EU Model: HyperX Fury 240GB SSD Firmware version: 583ABBF0
The introduction to the HyperX series was done back in 2012, when I was looking at the Kingston HyperX 3K SSD, and from that time up until now a few things have changed. The HyperX 3K continues to be the fastest drive that you can get from Kingston but at the same time Kingston has decided to expand the line up that carries the HyperX name, from USB flash drives and RAM, to gaming headsets and peripherals. You can find out more about the HyperX products simply by visiting their website.
It’s been a long time since I had the opportunity to review a Kingston SSD, so when I saw the arrival of the Kingston HyperX Fury I thought that this would be a very interesting drive to review. The drive is not as fancy as the HyperX 3K, or the same speed, but it should be fast enough to improve loading times when it comes to gaming. The HyperX Fury SSD has a very simple look and it should be good value for its money. So everything is looking good for the new Kingston SSD, now let’s start the review by taking a close look at the package and its contents.
Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD
As always I will be first examining the packaging and its contents.
As we can see the front of the Kingston HyperX Fury SSD is very simple. The SSD is displayed and also some of the basic information that you need. This packaging is fine though for a drive that needs to be low cost and still not compromise much on performance.
Here is the back of the Kingston HyperX Fury SSD, inside you will also find a HyperX sticker and also an adaptor to make the drive 9.5mm high.
A closer look at the Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD
The top of the Kingston HyperX Fury SSD is, as we can see, very simple and less colourful than the HyperX 3K but this is something that we can expect from a value drive. Keep in mind that the drive looks much better in real life than in pictures.
Drive underside, nothing to say, other than the screws appear to be on the top side of the drive under the sticker.
Now let’s look at what’s inside the SSD.
Here is a quick look at the HyperX Fury SSD.
Looking at the top of the Kingston HyperX Fury SSD we find eight NAND chips.
On the back of the SSD we find the Sandforce controller and another eight NAND chips.
A closer look at the NAND,
and here is a look at the Sandforce controller.
The following specifications are taken from the official Kingston website, to find out more click here.
In the above screenshot we see all the available info for the Kingston HyperX Fury SSD.
Let’s head to the next page where we take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.