Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB Review (Page 2 of 8)

Page 2: A Closer Look, Test System

I grabbed a pair of scissors, cut open the cardboard, slid the plastic holder out of the insert, and popped out the Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB. While you could dismiss this drive as just an ordinary plastic-encased USB drive, there are a few things that make this drive stick out. The whole thing is coated with a matte plastic finish, with glossy plastic finishes in a few places. One is the HyperX branding you can see in the picture above. The sides are fitted with plastic grips to easily remove the cap, which actually can be difficult to remove. If you hold the cap on the top and the bottom and try to pull it off, the cap does not easily budge. However, gripping the cap on the sides makes the cap pop free and easy. This is good to see, because a lot of people lose their caps on their flash drives, and this should make it a bit harder to lose. On the back is a plastic loop, but the HyperX Fury 64GB does not come with any lanyard or keychain, unlike what we have seen with most past Kingston drives. This is not really a bother to me, since I do not use them.

Flipping the Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB over and we can see the other side. While the cap can be placed on the USB plug either way, you can see the glossy accents extend from the body to the cap, which means it only looks right for the cap to be placed in one direction. While it does not take five British guys to see this fact, the story of my life is that I am a tad OCD, and I cannot stand the cap being put on the wrong way. There is also a dark teal-gray part with a brushed metal look, but it is plastic. Only the 64GB version comes in this color, as the 16GB version is red, and the 32GB is blue. Overall I like the looks of the Kingston HyperX Fury. Sure it is all plastic, but the metallic-like part and glossy accents makes for a nicely designed drive. As for sizing, the HyperX Fury It is not too large at around 60mm in length, 21mm in width, and 9mm in thickness. But enough about the looks, how does this USB 3.0 drive perform when it comes to our benchmarks?

The picture above shows the size difference between the Silicon Power Jewel J80 32GB and the HyperX Fury 64GB, when plugged in. Missing in action is any LED activity light, which is somewhat unfortunate considering this is practically standard on many USB drives. I would like to see this on their next drive, as it gives users a visual cue for their drive. The omission is not fatal, but it really should be found on any flash drive in this day and age.

Our test configuration is as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K (Stock settings)
CPU Cooling: Intel stock cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury HX318C10FK2/16 2x8GB
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB
Chassis: Fractal Design Core 3300
Power: Cooler Master V1000 1000W
Optical Drive: LiteOn iHAS124-04 24X DVD Writer
Hard Drive: OCZ ARC 100 240GB, Western Digital Blue EZEX 1TB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional x64

Compared Hardware:
- Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB (USB 3.0)
- ADATA DashDrive Durable HD650 500GB (USB 3.0)
- ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 64GB (USB 3.0)
- ADATA DashDrive HV620 1TB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 32GB (USB 2.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 32GB (USB 2.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 32GB (USB 3.0)
- OCZ Rally2 Turbo 4GB (USB 2.0)
- Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Patriot Stellar 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Armor A30 1TB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Blaze B05 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Diamond D06 1TB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Jewel J80 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Mobile X31 32GB (USB 3.0)

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Conclusion