A Closer Look
HyperX’s Fury RGB SSD is a nice charcoal grey with a black X near the center. The cutout accents are what will light up.
There isn’t much to see on the rear of the drive, only the product label.
Connectivity is comprised of a standard 15+7 SATA power and data connector, and what appears to be a micro-USB port.
The USB port is actually not USB but uses a proprietary pinout to control the RGB function from your motherboard or another RGB control device.
One thing you’ll immediately notice about the drive is how surprisingly heavy it is. We measured it at a whopping 164 grams.
For comparisons, one of our heaviest 2.5” SSD’s is Intel’s 750 series that comes in at 124 grams.
A more common Samsung 860 Evo is a featherlight 44 grams in comparison.
The external enclosure in the enhanced upgrade kit can be used to transfer your existing installation to the Fury RGB before swapping it in, and then using your older drive as a portable drive or easy to access backup.
The USB cable is actually shipped stored inside the drive enclosure.
Inside the enclosure is some sound dampening foam, kind of nice if your older drive is a 7200RPM mechanical drive.
You don’t need any tools to install the drive, just slide the drive connector in and push the drive down into the case.
Once you connect the drive to a computer, the little blue light will come on to indicate power and blink for activity.
HyperX includes a multi-bit screwdriver for removing your old drive. You get #1 and #2 Philips and a smaller straight slot that should cover most drive swap scenarios.
The drives RGB cable includes a male plug to daisy chain other RGB devices in case you don’t have a free RGB header. It uses a standard 12V +12V/G-/R-/B- pinout that the industry seems to have standardized around.
The male plug comes with a rubber cap to prevent shorts, but it doesn’t stay on very well. If you don’t use it, you may consider wrapping a piece of tape around it or something to keep it in place.
Somewhat surprisingly, the drive will light up a steady red when powered up, even without the RGB cable connected.
When using the RGB cable, you can light it up any color you wish.
The color is vibrant and even and looks great in any color.