If solid state drives are the essential upgrade from traditional hard drives, then these new HyperX SSDs might be the essential upgrade over traditional solid state drives. HyperX has announced the more internal Fury RGB SSD and the more portable Savage Exo SSD, and they are both available right now.
Both of these drives will use 3D NAND technology, which makes them efficient and durable when compared to traditional hard drives. It's also a developing technology that keeps coming down in price, as we have seen in other SSDs like the WD Blue.
The Fury RGB will have read/write speeds of 550 MB/s and 480 MB/s respectively. The RGB lighting will not only be compatible with motherboards that support RGB, but you'll also be able to daisy chain the device to other RGB systems so it syncs with your PC. These SSDs come available in multiple capacities, starting as low as $74.99 on Amazon. These will be meant for gamers who not only want to load games fast but also want to outfit their PCs with more customization and pretty lights.
The Savage Exo is similar, but it's more designed for quick and mobile applications. For example, you could use its USB 3.1 connection to load games on your Xbox One X or take it with you in your backpack and play on your laptop. This SSD is designed to be lightweight at just 56 grams with read and write speeds of 500 MB/s and 400 MB/s. The Savage Exo comes in two capacities of 480GB and 960GB and starts at $219 through the HyperX website.
Both drives come with three-year warranties, which is actually smaller than warranties we have seen for other popular SSDs. The Samsung 860 EVO, for example, comes with a five-year warranty.
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