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Kingston Fury Renegade 2TB SSD (with heatsink) Review

Rating: 8.0.

Kingston's latest SSD is the heatsink-equipped version of the Fury Renegade Gen 4 SSD. The drive uses the well-proven combination of 176-layer TLC NAND and a Phison E18 controller. On sale around the £230 mark, is this 2TB drive worth buying?

The Fury Renegade product range consists of four drives; a 500GB entry model, 1TB, 2TB (the drive we are reviewing) and a flagship 4TB drive.  This version of the drive comes with a full-length aluminium heat sink which adds 7mm in height and around 25g to the standard 2TB Fury Renegade drive.

Kingston rates the Sequential read performance for the whole range as up to 7,300MB/s. Sequential writes for the drives are stated as up to 3,900MB/s for the 500GB drive, and 6,000MB/s for the 1TB while the 2TB and 4TB models have the same up to 7,000MB/s rating.

Random 4K performance is quoted as up to 450,000 IOPS for reads and 900,000 IOPS for writes for the 500GB model, the 1TB model is rated up to 900,000/1,000,000 IOPS for read and writes respectively. The 2TB and 4TB drives get the same up to 1,000,000/1,000,000 IOPS read/write figure.

Power consumption figures for the 2TB drive are; 5mW idle, 0.36W average, 2.8W read (maximum) & 9.9W write (maximum). Endurance is quoted as 2.0PBW and Kingston back the drive with a 5-year warranty.

Physical Specifications:

  • Usable Capacities: 2TB.
  • NAND Components: 176-layer 3D TLC NAND.
  • NAND Controller: Phison PS5018-E18.
  • Cache: 2GB DDR4-2666.
  • Interface: PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe.
  • Form Factor: 2280 M.2.
  • Dimensions: 80 x 23.67 x 10.5mm.
  • Drive Weight: 34.9g.

Firmware Version: EIFK31.6.

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