It has been quite a while since we’ve reviewed a internal solid state drive from Kingston. Well, they recently introduced the Fury Renegade, which is a Gen4 NVMe solid state drive that boasts sequential read and write speeds of 7300 MB/s and 7000 MB/s respectively. This is made possible by Kingston’s use of the Phison E18 controller teamed with 176-layer TLC NAND. Kingston will be offering this drive either with a heatsink or just a plain drive. This way if you have M.2 heatsinks on your motherboard you don’t have to worry about taking the heatsink apart and if you plan to install this drive in your PlayStation 5 you’ll be covered as well. Let’s get this drive installed and see what it can do!
Interface: PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe
Capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB
Controller: Phison E18
NAND: 3D TLC
– 500GB – 7,300/3,900MB/s
– 1TB – 7,300/6,000MB/s
– 2TB – 7,300/7,000MB/s
– 4TB – 7,300/7,000MB/s
Total Bytes Written (TBW):
– 500GB – 500TBW
– 1TB – 1.0PBW
– 2TB – 2.0PBW
– 4TB – 4.0PBW
Dimensions Heat spreader:
– 80mm x 22mm x 2.21mm (500GB-1TB)
– 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (2TB-4TB)
Heatsink: 80mm x 23.67mm x 10.5mm
MTBF: 1,800,000 hours
Warranty/Support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support
The Fury Renegade comes in a nice retail package. On the front we have a picture of the drive and it lets us know the capacity as well as speed. Flipping over to the back we see the drive installed in a PlayStation 5 and we can see it comes with a 5-year warranty.
Opening the box up inside you’ll find the Fury Renegade inside of a plastic clamshell packaging.