Its certainly been quite some time since we have seen a new USB 3.0 flash drive come through the lab from Kingston. With that said, we end that today with the HyperX Fury in the 64GB capacity.
The HyperX Fury is Kingston's latest offering in its USB 3.0 line-up. This drive features marketing specifications of 90MB/s read and 30 MB/s write, while being compatible with Windows, OS X 10.6+ and Linux. This flash drive is also the first I have seen to list compatibility with gaming consoles including PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360.
MSRP of the Kingston HyperX Fury in the 64GB capacity is listed at $69.99 with a five-year warranty.
Packaging for the HyperX Fury has the flash drive in bubble packaging with branding and marketing information above.
The Fury is a rather small flash drive, and at the same time, carries very little weight to it. Capacity is listed at the end of the drive, while the enclosure carries an embossed design.
The HyperX Fury uses a capped design, while also having the option for a lanyard.
The HyperX Fury is factory formatted with the FAT32 file system, insuring compatibility between Windows and Macintosh computers. The usable capacity after formatting is 58.5GB.
Sequential read and write for the Fury came in at 205 MB/s read and 114MB/s write, quite a bit over marketing numbers of 90 MB/s read and 30 MB/s write.
Price/Performance put the Fury right in the middle of the pack at 72%
The HyperX Fury is quite a surprising flash drive, seeing that the marketing numbers depicted just 90 MB/s reads and 30 MB/s writes, and then testing, and finding much higher performance within. Build quality is ample for the Fury, the cap for the drive fits snug and the plastics feel like they are put together rather well.
Performance, as mentioned above was startling. We reached 205 MB/s read and 114 MB/s write. Over on price/performance, the drive landed right in the middle of the pack at 72.6%, just below the SanDisk Extreme at 72.8%.
PRICING: You can find the Kingston Digital HyperX FURY 64GB USB 3.0 Drive for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Kingston Digital HyperX FURY 64GB USB 3.0 Drive retails for $46.01 at Amazon.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||90%|
|Bundle and Packaging||90%|
|Value for Money||80%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||87%|
The Bottom Line: Kingston's HyperX Fury offers a decent amount of performance for those wanting an attractive USB 3.0 storage solution. However, there is room for improvement with the price at just over $1/GB.
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