Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB SSD Review


[section_title title=”Closer Look”]Closer Look

The latest HyperX SSD (FURY) comes in a solid card blister pack with a viewing window showing the FURY off in all its glory.  Information regarding the Kingston HyperX branding is clearly visible as is the FURY logo too.  This particular drive is the 120GB version and has a SATA3 (6GB/s) bus and comes with a standard 3 year Kingston manufacturer’s warranty.

The rear follows the same black and red design as the front, but has all the information squeezed together in multiple languages; these aren’t stated or differentiated between.

Included with the FURY SSD is the usual HyperX sticker Kingston like to ship their products out with and a 2.5mm shim; this allows you to install the FURY to fit into drive bays such as notebooks/laptops which don’t natively support 7mm drives.

Taking a closer look at the Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB SSD itself, the front panel contains 2 x stickers; 1 which includes the HyperX/Fury logo and one for the size of the drive, safety information and the serial number.  If any of the stickers are remove, this will void the manufacturer’s warranty.

The Fury also features a nice dark silver and black two tone design with a little bit of white contrast from the label and of course the writing for the branding.

The Kingston HyperX Fury is powered by the SandForce SF-2281 controller just like it’s older brother the HyperX 3K SSD but the main difference (aside from the design) is the target market for the drives; the Fury is aimed towards those on a budget as opposed to performance etc.  This is connected to your system and passed through via the SATA3 (6GB/s) bus which all the latest SSDs use; most popular interface for regular users.

Unlike a lot of other SSDs on the market, the HyperX Fury has the sticker on the top with the back being a dark metallic grey colour.

Kingston themselves have specified that the Fury has read and write speeds of up to 500MB/s which should of course be achievable due to the combination of the parts used.  With the SandForce controller favouring compressed data over uncompressed data, we shall see what the scores on the doors are via our current SSD testing methods…


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