HyperX Fury Sata-SSD – Hardware Review
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Product: Fury
Type: SATA Solid-State Drive

HyperX Fury Sata-SSD – Hardware Review

Good: great read speeds, good entry-level drive, low-profile looks
Bad: write speed lacking a bit behind
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SSDs have been gaining popularity for quite some time the last couple of months and years. They’re more affordable, higher capacity and faster than ever, even to the point where a SATA cable becomes the bottleneck. Today we’ll be looking at the HyperX Fury model, an entry-level SSD which proves to deliver high performance for an affordable price.

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Design

Unlike its counterpart, the HyperX Savage line, the HyperX Fury line offers a completely black SSD with a black sticker on it. Of course the color doesn’t really matter for most people, but there will be enthusiasts¬†out there who appreciate the low-profile color instead of the usual vibrant red we’re used to see from HyperX.

Specs

  • Form factor: 2.5″
  • Capacities: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6GB/s) and backwards compatible with SATA Rev. 2.0 (3GB/s)
  • Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 69.8mm x 7mmHyperX Fury 240GB

Performance

The HyperX Fury SSD offers high performance at a moderate price point and is designed to be an entry-level SSD. In the graphs below, three drives were put up against one another with CrystalDiskMark, a tool that HyperX also uses to benchmark their drives. The three tested drives were a WD Red (HDD), a Crucial BX200 (an SSD) and of course the HyperX Fury. In the read benchmarks, we can see that the Crucial BX 200 has a slight advantage in most categories, except for the 4K Q32T1 benchmark where hit falls behind quite a lot. This benchmark basically transfers files which have 4 kilobytes in size and it tries to copy so many files at once, the operating system will queue the requests to a depth of 32. However, looking at the write benchmarks, the HyperX Fury seems to fall behind in quite some categories which was quite surprising to see.

This doesn’t at all mean that the HyperX Fury is a bad drive though. If you just compare it to the HDD, you can see what kind of a huge speed increase an upgrade from HDD to SSD could make. Also, only¬†speed was taken into account in this performance benchmark, we didn’t go in-depth on the controller, IOPS, power consumption and more because this can easily get extremely complicated.

Usability

As with any 2.5″ form factor drive, it can easily be put inside a modern laptop since it’s usually build around 2.5″ storage drives. In a lot of OEM cases however, there is no space foreseen for 2.5″ drives (however this is getting more mainstream as SSDs become cheaper and more popular). This means that a 3.5″ adapter could be needed to fit it inside a desktop case, which HyperX doesn’t provide for you when buying this SSD, where the HyperX Savage line may be sold together with an installation kit.

Conclusion

The HyperX Fury SSD line is definitely a product that has a lot of potentials for an entry-level SSD. It features high read speeds and fairly high write speeds, which is just what you need for faster boot times and software or game load times. While it didn’t do as good as the Crucial drive when writing, most of the activity of a hard drive will be spent reading data and not writing, so it’s not an enormous loss for HyperX here.

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