Kingston's HyperX teased a new Fury-branded RGB LED SSD at Computex. The company didn’t have set specifications for the new 2.5” SATA 6GB/s SSD (HyperX is still fine-tuning the product, according to the company rep), so we don't know much at the moment.

However, the drive itself features standard SATA connectors (power and data) and an additional port that connects to the motherboard for RGB LED control. The micro-USB connection allows the SSD to use vendor-specific RGB LED software for control and allows the SSD to be daisy chained to multiple RGB devices. The company didn’t specify which motherboards would support the new RGB LED SSD.


The only viable specification HyperX provided were the sequential read and write speeds, rated at up to 500MB/s and 480MB/s, respectively (lower than what was mentioned during CES this year). This is well below the performance of the company's Savage-branded SSD, which is rated for 560MB/s and 530MB/s sequential read and write speeds using a Phison S10 controller with TLC NAND. With slower rated speeds, the new Fury RGB LED SSD may be less about performance and more about the bling, but the MSRP will undoubtedly determine the flashy storage's future.

Full specifications and pricing for the new HyperX RGB LED SSD are currently unavailable, but if you're itching to add yet  another piece to your PC that lights up (we’ve nearly seen it all – RGB LED PSU cables anyone?), the company said that it expects to start shipping this flashy flash storage drive in Q3 of 2018.

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Derek Forrest contributed to this article.

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  • plopke - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    So have they finally put rgb on everything and made my nightmare come true.
    -ssd apperently
    -case and its many fans

    Maybe optical drive and mechanical hdd ?
  • jordanclock - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    How is it a nightmare for other people to build their PCs the way they want?
  • plopke - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    ;p because sometimes you can only get the LED version anymore and in a few cases without the ability to turn the bling up which is extremely annoying if the PC is set in bedroom or areas where you want to minimize lightning
  • plopke - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

  • plopke - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    and not lightning xD
  • Chaser - Sunday, June 10, 2018 - link

    You just don't like them. You'll live.
  • jordanclock - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    I'm not aware of any cases that have a truly unique design and LEDs that cannot be disabled. Do you have any examples?
  • plopke - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Think last time i had a issue with RGB were one of the first generation of corsair LED products , pretty sure if you google that you find many results which might be fixed by now by customizing , scripting , fixed software ,....
    A other time was graphics cards LEDs with the controller software was so horrible.
    The other time was with some graphics card which during the windows 7-10 migration were software was still in some limbo state or you had to download like almost bloatware to turn them off. There are luckely graphics card these days with physical button these days.

    Anyway in the end you had to like download extra crappy software , tweak or manually try to find the rgb wire and unplug it.

    A other example but a bit off topic : only high end router allow with their default software to control LED. My cheaper ASUS and ISP modem combined have so strong LED that when you lay 2 layers of thick ducktape on them it still light the entire room at night. Tech companies seams to put stronger and stronger control LEDs that at evening your living room or bedroom can turn into a disco bar.
  • plopke - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    PS power , standby , indicators can have some ridicules strong LED these days. Again if you have like cosy thriller movie night or sleep it is just annoying ;p, But first world problems xD
  • PeachNCream - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    I kinda freaked about glossy plastic all over laptops a while ago. Then there was reducing thickness to the point of non-function that annoyed me a little. The RGB LED thing is yet another pretty stupid entry in the journal of silly computing fads, but at this point I've seen enough and I just view this as a chance to poke fun at the world we live in and the people that make things like this possible.

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