HyperX announces RGB solid state drives

Add some LEDs to your storage

Maybe one day even your washing machine and vacuum cleaner will sport RGB lighting. In the meantime, your keyboard, mouse, headset, RAM, CPU coolers, power supply, graphics cards, motherboard, and now even the solid state drive supports christmas tree lighting effects. HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston, today introduced two storage products designed for gamers.

To be fair, HyperX isn't the first company to add RGB lighting to SSDs. The Fury RGB is an SSD with SATA interface, which means the performance is not going to be a surprise. As expected this SSD is able to max out the SATA interface, hitting up to 550MB/s sequential read and 480MB/s for sequential write throughput performance. According to HyperX all the different units feature 1 million hours MTBF (mean time between failures). In addition the usual features such as S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ are supported.

The new drives are being offered with 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities, while there is a standalone and an upgrade bundle kit. The upgrade kit comes with a 3.5-inch bracket, mounting screws, SATA cable, USB 3.1 Type-A to mini-USB cable, and HDD cloning software. They are all covered by a 3-year warranty plan.

Furthermore HyperX has unveiled the Savage Exo external SSD. This external drive comes with USB Type-C port and it’s compatible with both Windows and MacOS. According to HyperX, the drive can also be used with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles to expand their capacities. The Savage Exo reaches up to 500MB/s sequential read and 400MB/s in the case of sequential writes. At the moment there are two models available with either 480GB or 960GB capacity.

Pricing ranges from $74.99 for the 240GB Fury RGB SSD to $234.99 for the 960GB model on Amazon. The Savage Exo SSD is listed for $219 on HyperX's website but it isn't available on Amazon yet.

Source: Techspot

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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