LAS VEGAS, NV - At CES, HyperX had on display its new HyperX Fury RGB SSD which adds RGB LEDs to the Fury based line of drives. These drives are set to hit in Q3.

HyperX showcased the new drive with its added RGB LEDs on the shell of the 7mm, 2.5-inch SATA based SSD. The RGB LEDs are located on the top part of the SSD with a large area above and below the large “X” lit up as well as the HyperX symbol in the middle. The RGB LEDs are powered by a micro USB port as well as using that data path to synchronize the LEDs with the system it is attached to.

 

The HyperX Fury RGB will use Toshiba’s 3rd Generation 3D NAND/BiCS type of flash which has a far higher die area density when compared to 2D NAND as well as using less power. The drive is SATA based with speeds rated for 550 MB/s reads and 520 MB/s writes. HyperX did not share which controller it will be using. We do know the HyperX Savage line of SSDs used a Phison controller (PS3110-S10), so perhaps an updated version will make its way to the Fury RGB. There are three capacities for the drives; 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB. Pricing was not listed, but these will be available in Q3 2018.

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  • rocky12345 - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - link

    Yep just what we need is our drives now to be flashing as well. Whats next the screws to have RGB LED's in them as well? Reply
  • WithoutWeakness - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - link

    We already have RGB watercooling fittings with LEDs in them that light up the tubing and fluid. Maybe we'll see RGB power supply cables in the next year or two that use coated electroluminescent wire to light up when power runs through them. Reply
  • WithoutWeakness - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - link

    No wait I've got it. RGB PCIe slot covers! Reply
  • piroroadkill - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - link

    RGB thumbscrews. Reply
  • Holliday75 - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - link

    Lets just turn the cases into giant LED canvases so they can replace LCD monitors with low resolution/colorspace screens. Reply
  • Manch - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - link

    Drives have been flashing for as long as i can remember. Usually a green or yellow led ;) Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - link

    No thanks. Reply
  • Surfacround - Friday, January 19, 2018 - link

    and i disable the hdd activity led to my cases... (and dim the power on LED) ... although i do wish ram would light up like the “old school” mainframes in “War games” ... Reply
  • romrunning - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - link

    I would really like to see a study to show if having RGB lighting added to a product literally improves the product's sales as compared to an otherwise-identical non-RGB product.

    I can understand that including it would work with the why-not crowd in addition to bling-crowd if it didn't cost any more. But obviously it costs the mfg more.

    So is the additional materials cost offset enough by increased sales to drive more profit for the mfg? Or is it only considered a marketing cost as a way to distinguish some of your product lines from other similar products, enough to get the buy-in from the customer & maybe a slightly higher sell-price?
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  • Dragonstongue - Thursday, January 18, 2018 - link

    just so long as makers do not transition to everything lights up as a christmas tree, I chose cases for strength, not to look at pretty system inside of it, to each own, 9/10 the makers BOM takes away from one thing to add to another, they add RGB they skimp on something else so they can have a marketable $ number, marketing 101 :D Reply

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