Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB SSD Review

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Introduction

Kingston Technology aren’t just known for their extensive memory range, no no no they are also highly favoured in the storage world too with their range of flash USB storage devices and ever popular SSDs.  In particular, their HyperX range of products which even extends to headsets has been very well received by gamers and enthusiasts alike and includes memory, SSD’s and of course the aforementioned headset.

The Solid State Drive or the SSD has been one of the staple upgrades for the past 3+ years in general computing and has no sign of slowing down.  In fact recently there has been a bit of a price war going on between manufacturers such as Crucial and Samsung which has effectively brought the prices down to record lows; this makes the technology more affordable and accessible to the masses.  The main question remains though, with the prices dropping rapidly, does this mean the manufacturers are dropping the quality parts in favour of cheaper variants and does this have a massive impact on reliability and performance?

Today I will of course be taking a look at the Kingston HyperX FURY 120GB SSD which is focused towards budget users but with the performance to satisfy even the enthusiast.  The FURY features the same SandForce SF-2281 controller as the HyperX 3K 120GB which is still one of the most popular SSDs on the current market.  The FURY also has maximum theoretical speeds of up to 500MB/s (read and write) so it certainly shouldn’t be a slouch; especially with SATA3 compatible motherboards.

All that aside, let’s take a look at the specifications and the FURY itself to see if it can punch its way through the market; FISTS OF FURY!!!

What Kingston has to say about the HyperX FURY SSD:

HyperX® FURY solid-state drive delivers impressive performance at an affordable price, to get you into the game faster and improve your gameplay. Ideal for desktops and notebooks, it features a slim 7mm form factor and SandForce® SF-2281 controller with SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) performance. The result is faster system boot up, application loading and file execution plus faster map and level load time. Its synchronous NAND allows for higher and consistent drive performance. So you’re not only in the game, you’re winning it.

In 120GB and 240GB capacities, HyperX FURY SSD is available as a stand-alone drive and is easy to install. This cost-efficient upgrade is less disruptive than buying a new system to increase performance. The new FURY entry-level product line from HyperX includes memory and SSDs and is designed for gamers, enthusiasts and System Integrators, who can now have consistent HyperX branding for their gaming PCs.

Built with Flash memory, HyperX FURY SSD has no moving parts and is cooler, quieter and more shock- and vibration-resistant than traditional hard drives, making it the ideal hard drive replacement. It’s backed by a three-year warranty and free technical support.

 

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