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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  • rrinker - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    What would ever make you say that? My current primary system is almost 6 years old, and I don;t overclock. I have no need for the latest and greatest anything. As my now ancient but still reliable iPhone 5s would also demonstrate. OK, my system at home does have an SSD, but I'm not about to replace the 850 EVO with the latest one because it is marginally faster in some benchmarks. Thing runs everything I need it to do which is why I haven't built a new one, although when I go too long without building a system I get a bit itchy. But then I think of the money I'm NOT spending for things that won't noticeably improve any of the things I do and I calm down. Reply
  • Fnnoobee - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    LEDs increase gaming performance by 40 percent. Everyone knows that. It's just science. Reply
  • stephenbrooks - Saturday, June 9, 2018 - link

    At least we have an explanation of why futuristic technology is depicted as glowing different colours in sci-fi: it's nothing to do with functionality, it's the aftereffect of "the RGB LED craze of the late 2010s" Reply
  • zodiacfml - Sunday, June 10, 2018 - link

    Damn. I suggested this a few days ago!

    Let's see when they can put out an RGB mousepad, RGB Wi-Fi antenna, RGB webcam, RGB PSU power cable, RGB thumbscrews, RGB HDMI/DP cable, RGB USB cable, RGB decals/stickers, RGB power and reset buttons, RGB PC case feet, RGB M.2 Drive, RGB USB thumbdrive, RGB external drive.
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  • Dizoja86 - Sunday, June 10, 2018 - link

    It's always beautiful to watch people getting so offended by products that they'll never buy. Reply
  • kevbev89 - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    Exactly.

    I bet all those products have the option of turning off the LED. Or better yet... buy the non-RGB............
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