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

Page 8 – Conclusion

Taking a step back, you can see what stereotypes hold true for the Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB. For one, the overall design and looks are pretty standard, but with an asterisk. Standard, because it is the same hard-shell plastic found from any other USB drive, which is understandable. The HyperX Fury feels solid in the hand, and is what I expect in terms of quality, from Kingston products. However, the asterisk represents the small subtle refinements, whether they are the glossy lettering, the gripped sides, or the single-sided metallic-like part. These little details make the HyperX Fury 64GB stand above the rest of the pack. Missing in action is an LED light, which I think should be standard. The extra tight cap could be a pro or a con, depending on how you view the situation, but I think it is a good thing. Otherwise, the overall aesthetics are good in my opinion. As we move to the performance tests, the HyperX Fury 64GB pulls out some numbers far above their rated speeds, like over 200% for both read and write. While you could argue Kingston's testing methodology may be different thus producing lower results, these numbers are great to see, especially when it competes with some of Kingston's higher end offerings. While it never gets up to full speed with the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB, the HyperX Fury is not too far behind either. Of course, the HyperX Fury is also quite a bit slimmer than the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0, so the speed differences are to be expected. My only request for the Fury would be to close the disparity between the read and write performance. I do not expect a USB device to obtain the exact same numbers for both read and write, but it would be good to see some closer numbers for a more consistent experience. This is of course not an isolated problem, and is common to all flash drives. Considering this drive can be found for around $40 for the 64GB version, the Fury is a safe buy when considering its price to performance ratio. If you are looking for something priced reasonable yet still speedy, the Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB should be on your radar.

Kingston provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that aren't likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.4/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.

The Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB commands some furious performance without furiously biting into your wallet.

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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