Today we have Hyper X Fury 240GB SSD to check out. As we know SSD are lightning fast storage devices so as expected they’re great for gaming. FURY series is not top of the Kingston’s product line, but are they good for gaming? So without any further delay, let’s check out HYPER X FURY 240GB SSD.

Here is what Kingston have to say about their HYPER X FURY SSDs :

“High performance. Low price. You game? HyperX® FURY solid-state drive delivers impressive performance at an affordable price, to get you into the game faster and improve your gameplay. Available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, 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.”

Features

SandForce SF-2281 controller with SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) performance

Fast — read/write speeds of 500/500 MB/s to boost overall system responsiveness and performance

Improved gameplay — dramatically reduces games and levels loading time to get faster into the game

Slim — 2.5-inch drive available in 7mm to fit in more systems (even slimmer notebooks)

Reliable — cool, rugged and durable drive to push your system to the limits

Guaranteed – three-year warranty, free technical support

Specification

Form factor: 2.5″

Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0

Capacities: 120GB, 240GB

Controller: SandForce® SF-2281

Baseline Performance: Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO) All capacities:

500MB/s Read and 500MB/s Write

Incompressible Data Transfer (AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark)

120GB — 420MB/s Read and 120MB/s Write

240GB — 470MB/s Read and 220MB/s Write

Maximum Random 4k Read/Write

120GB — up to 84,000 up to 52,000 IOPS

240GB — up to 84,000/ up to 41,000 IOPS

Random 4k Read/Write

120GB — up to 11,500/ up to 52,000 IOPS

240GB — up to 22,000 / up to 41,000 IOPS

PCMARK® 8 Storage Bandwidth Score

120GB — 140 MB/s

240GB — 180 MB/s

Total Bytes Written (TBW): 120GB: 354TB 2.75 DWPD

240GB: 641TB 2.5 DWPD

Power Consumption: 0.31 W Idle / 0.35 W Avg / 1.65 W (MAX) Read / 2.76 W (MAX) Write

Storage temperature: -40°C~85°C

Operating temperature: 0°C~70°C

Dimensions: 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm

Weight: 120GB: 90.03g

Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)

Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)

Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF

Kingston HyperX FURY 240GB arrived in a standard retail package so you can expect to receive the same product in any good store with computer components. On the from side of the package we can see general specification – maximum transfers of 500MB/s read and write, SSD interface and capacity which is of course 240GB. Transparent part of the package is showing us what HyperX FURY SSD looks like. On the front side there is also 3 year warranty and free technical support logo.

On the back side there is general description of the product with contact to support and once again info about three year warranty and free technical support. Inside the package there is SSD, 7 mm to 9.5 mm adapter bracket and a HyperX logo sticker. Bracket is especially handy when you wish to install 7 mm SSD in 9.5 mm drive bay.Back of the SSD looks simple without any sticker. Only solid metal plate and couple of mounting holes. Nothing interesting but also nothing is really missing here.

Now it’s time to check how HyperX FURY 240GB performs.

ATTO Disk Benchmark

As we can see on the specification and features page, maximum declared speed of HyperX FURY SSD is 500MB/s read and write. I was surprised to see maximum transfers of 556MB/s read and 536MB/s write. These speeds are simply great.

CrystalDiskMark 3

CrystalDiskMark is also showing results above declared. It’s not as big difference as we could see in ATTO but 30MB/s higher read bandwidth is for sure nice. General performance in this test is also good. Random read could be however higher but it’s nothing really to complain about.

Results achieved in these benchmarks are comparable to highest rated SSD available in the market. Overall performance of HYPER X FURY 240GB SSD is good comapred to other SSD in its price bracket, but lacks in comparison to higher priced SSDs.

Kingston HyperX FURY seems a good option for all gamers. Performance is good enough to run everything smooth while price is affordable for most users. Kingston is not hidding it’s not their highest SSD series but it doesn’t mean it’s slow. In the tests we have checked that real performance is higher than declared by Kingston reaching 556 MB/s read and 535 MB/s write bandwidth in ATTO Disk Benchmark. That’s a great result for SSD which is specified to run at maximum of 500 MB/s read and write.

240GB version of HyperX FURY is available for about RS12,500 in online stores like Flipkart. It’s not the cheapest SSD around but performance to price ratio is quite good.

HyperX FURY is available in 120GB and 240GB version. We wish to see also 480GB or higher capacity but for that Kingston has other SSD series. 120-240GB is usually enough for games for which these SSD are designed.

I also wish to see newer controller used in these SSD as SandForce SF-2281 is already old. On the bright side, Kingston engineers made really good and stable firmware for HyperX FURY so I doubt that anyone will be disappointed.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Overall
8.5
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