Kingston's new HyperX Fury SSD; fool me once ...

Subject: Storage | August 27, 2014 - 01:09 PM |
Tagged: Sandforce SF2281, kingston, hyper x fury, 240gb

The Kingston Hyper X Fury 240GB is a slim SSD able to fit in the anemic ultrabooks though it does ship with a 2.5mm adapter for systems which are a little more meaty.  It uses the familiar Sandforce SF2281 controller and has changed to 128GBit ONFi 3 NAND from the previous ONFi 1 and 2 found in the V300 and the first Fury models.  This NAND is slower at reads but at the same time it is also significantly more rugged, with a endurance rating of 641TB worth of writes.  Hopefully Kingston learned from the reaction to its previous release of the V300 where review models were sent out with Toggle Mode NAND which was then switched for ONFi in the retail models.  Hardware Canucks saw decent performance at a price in line with the market, but it is up to you to decide if you are willing to forgive Kingston and purchase this new SSD.

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"Kingston has long been known as a company that caters to budget-minded buyers and that's exactly what their new HyperX Fury SSD does. However, this time performance is also a priority."

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August 27, 2014 | 02:13 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"This RAM is slower at reads but at the same time it is also significantly more rugged, with a endurance rating of 641TB worth of writes."
NAND does not provide random access => NAND is no RAM (the onboard RAM is a different story...).
The endurance rating is more than impressive (if accurate) though!

August 28, 2014 | 10:19 AM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Me not type good yesterday

August 28, 2014 | 08:51 AM - Posted by Patrick3D (not verified)

MaximumPC did a video interview with Kingston where they defended their actions by stating they had a target performance of 440MB/s and that every V300 SSD they shipped met that target regardless of the chips used inside.

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