The Kingston FURY Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, Kingston top-of-the-line SSD, is aimed at gamers, enthusiasts and high-power users. It comes in a M.2 2280 form factor with Gen 4×4 NVMe PCIe interface, based on 3D NAND TLC chips and a Phison E18 controller.
There are four different versions available in different storage capacities of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB and comes with a low-profile graphene aluminum heat spreader with a weight of only 9.7 grams (2TB-4TB variant).
Our review model is the 2TB version. Kingston claims sequential read speeds that can reach upto 7,300 Mbps and sequential write speeds of 7,000 Mbps on this model.
The SSD is rated for an MTTF (Meant time to failure) of 1,800,000 hours, with operating temperatures of 0 to 70 degrees Celsius and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
A big thank you to Kingston for sending us this review unit.
- PCIe Gen 4×4 NVMe performance
- Low-profile graphene aluminium heat spreader
- Slim M.2 2280 form factor
- High capacities of up to 4TB
- PS5 ready
|Capacity||500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280|
|Operating Temperature||0°C ~ 70°C|
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 NVMe|
|Sequential read/write||500GB – 7,300/3,900MB/s 1TB – 7,300/6,000MB/s 2TB – 7,300/7,000MB/s 4TB – 7,300/7,000MB/s|
|Random 4K read||500GB – up to 450,000/900,000 IOPS 1TB – up to 900,000/1,000,000 IOPS 2TB – up to 1,000,000/1,000,000 IOPS 4TB – up to 1,000,000/1,000,000 IOPS|
|Endurance||500GB – 500TBW 1TB – 1.0PBW 2TB – 2.0PBW 4TB – 4.0PBW|
|Weight||500GB-1TB – 7g 2TB-4TB – 9.7g|
|Dimensions||80mm x 22mm x 2.21mm (500GB-1TB) 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (2TB-4TB)|
The Kingston Fury Renegade comes in the usual Kingston cardboard packaging with a plastic blister, to keep the drive safe during shipping. The SSD comes in the M.2 2280 form factor, 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm in size and weighs 9.7 grams (2TB-4TB variant). The package also includes a serial to Acronis True Image HD software for backups, archiving and recovery.
As this is a M.2 2280 form factor drive combined with a low-profile graphene aluminum heat spreader, it’s fairly easy to install on gaming rigs, gaming laptops and motherboards. The exterior casing is matte black is made of good quality aluminum, measures 100.1mm x 69.9mm x 7mm and weighs 92.34g.
The Kingston Fury Renegade comes in the M.2 format and connects over a PCI-Express 4 x4 interface. This format is approximately twice as faster than PCIe 3.0, the Kingston Fury Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 2TB SSD is capable of both high speed read and transfer rates, as well as faster access times.
On our review model, 2TB version, there are memory chips installed on both sides of the PCB.
Our review unit is the 2TB version. For the performance tests we have used the following hardware. On paper, performance should be 7,300MB/s in sequential reading and 7,000MB MB/s in writing, along with 1,000,000 IOPS.
The Kingston Fury Renegade is also backward compatible with PCIe Gen 3 but will only operate at Gen 3 speeds.
- ASUS B550-F Wifi Motherboard
- ASUS Ryzen 5 3600
- BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3
- MSI 5700 XT Gaming X
- Cougar GX-F AURUM 650W PSU
- Kingston FURY Renegade DDR4 32GB 3600MHz RAM
- Kingston Fury Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 2TB SSD
After formatting the drive, we are left with 1.86TB of free space. During tests, the Kingston Fury Renegade performed extremely well. Transferring and reading files, booting the system and loading games is amazingly quick with this SSD.
In our Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker test, a benchmark that simulates game load time, the Kingston Fury Renegade came out with an impressive load time of 7.5 seconds.
When copying files during everyday use, the speeds are in the range of 6,200-6,800 MB/s, depending on the size of files. In CrystalDiskMark, the Fury Renegade comes out with 6,955 MB/s and 6,821 MB/s in sequential reading and writing. In ATTO Disk we see rates above 6,882 MB/s in reading and 6,415 MB/s in writing.
|CrystalDiskmark Read||6,955 MB/s|
|CrystalDiskmark Write||6,821 MB/s|
|ATTODisk Read||6,882 MB/s|
The Kingston Fury Renegade maintained stable temperatures between 40-45 degrees during work tasks. And while gaming and on load it went up to a maximum of 68 degrees.
The Kingston SSD Manager can be downloaded from Kingston’s website, which can help with monitoring temperature, drive health, status, and disk usage and also update firmware as and when they are released. The utility also allows to tune the drive depending on the workload.
The Kingston Fury Renegade is the fastest PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD drives we’ve tested and is optimised to reduce game and application load times, stream and capture with ease and give your system an overall boost in responsiveness. However, the high-capacity variants can get super expensive.
The new FURY Renegade SSD is currently available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty