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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  • boozed - Saturday, June 9, 2018 - link

    So, marketing? Reply
  • gjbaker003 - Saturday, June 9, 2018 - link

    I'm more annoyed with the chassis options being created. RGB is probably here to stay since it allows you to customize your color scheme at any given moment and doesn't really have an effect on performance (although some say it adds FPS and makes you better at PUBG/Fortnite). Choking off the airflow to your system just so you can have pretty glass side panels, is idiotic. Reply
  • koneko2280 - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    /r/Gatekeeping Reply
  • jklw10 - Saturday, June 9, 2018 - link

    how about a processor ihs with rgb leds on the sides? Reply
  • Chaitanya - Saturday, June 9, 2018 - link

    You are forgetting cell phone, and routers as well. Reply
  • TrevorH - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    I wonder how many megawatts of wasted power are used wordwide by useless flashy LEDs on everything that moves (and a lot of stuff that doesn't). Reply
  • milkywayer - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Even though I hate the LED mania. (e.g. my logitech mouse RGB is set to a very dim static sky blue color... my Dells monitors themselves are at like 9% brightness.

    I don't think the overall energy use will be that much. Its probably much more if just compare old/inefficient devices like old PSUs/ AirConditioners, light bulbs.
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  • Dizoja86 - Sunday, June 10, 2018 - link

    LED's use very, very little power. Think two or three watts for the most decked out system. They're nothing compared to any other PC component. Reply
  • rrinker - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    So, for every improvement in power at the CPU and GPU level, it gets erased by adding useless flashing LEDs to every single component. Is this what it's come to for manufacturers to differentiate themselves? "We have RGB LEDs and you don't!" "Oh yeah, our RGB LEDs have a 16 way controller, yours is only a 4 way" Symbolism over substance. Yay consumers! Reply
  • CheapSushi - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Yet you'd still fawn over the 9999th iteration of a marginally better GPU. Reply

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