Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB Solid State Drive Review
Chris Hadley / 4 years ago
A Closer Look
Where the HyperX 3K and the original HyperX SSD have a brushed metal casing with plastic trim decorating the edge of the drive, the Fury takes on a more simplistic look similar to that of the V-Series drives. On the top of the drive a black and white label boldly presents the HyperX logo and the Fury tag below. The bottom segment of the label displays the drive capacity, serial number and other regulatory information.
Positioning the 2.5mm shim on to the top of the 7mm z-factor drive allows the Fury to fit into drive bays that are not otherwise built to natively house 7mm drives; such as notebooks.
Opening up the drive we find a thermal contact pad on the lower half of the casing to keep the SandForce controller cool during operation.
Where many drives these days use Marvell controllers beside a few other proprietary chips, the Fury uses a tried and tested SandForce controller which historically favours compressible data over incompressible. In the real world this means that the drive will be exposed to lower read speeds compared to a number of other drives on the market, but as highlighted already, this is not what the Fury was built for.
The storage array on the Fury is made up of sixteen Kingston branded MLC NAND packages. Each package carries the part number FT16B08UCM1 and with each one hosting 128Gb of storage, we get an overall capacity of 256GB. SandForce do allow vendors to choose if they want to use over provisioning with their controllers these days and in this case Kingston have, leaving us with a usable capacity of 240GB.