The last word:
I have been using and testing the Kingston FURY Renegade daily for two weeks now. The least I can say is that I’m bluffed by the performance of this device.
We chose to continue to use it regularly during the writing of this test. We wanted to see if it was possible to perceive slowdowns as it fills up. Well, we did not notice anything until 80% filled with all kinds of files. On the other hand, from 90% onwards, the benchmark results started to decrease slightly. Nevertheless, when it comes to the feeling of use, no difference.
What about the price?
Finally, a word about the price that we have not really discussed. At the moment we can find the Kingston FURY Renegade in its 2Tb version, between $200 € and $250 depending on the online seller. Amazon offers it at $214.99 currently at the time of writing.
This is a price that I currently find attractive. The 1TB model is around $115, and the 4TB is over $550 at Amazon (down from $1000 previously).
Considering these prices, the 2Tb model seems to be the best compromise. Why is that? Because let’s remember that it is from this size that we can benefit from the parallelization of memory chips. The gain in terms of access speed and write rates is consequent, so it would be a shame to go without.
Of course, on a PC, it makes more sense to use twice 2TB if you want 4TB. But PS5 players only have one M.2 slot and the 4TB version makes more sense for them.
A final word on the test itself
This is the first PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD we’ve tested and comparisons to PCIe Gen 3.0 SSDs may appear. But we have several tests of other new PCIe Gen 4.0 SSDs coming up. This will also provide a solid basis for comparison for the next ones to come.
Kingston FURY Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD 2TB
- Its excellent performance in reading and writing
- Its 2000TB TOE and its 5-year warranty
- The use of the Phison E18 controller
- Memory on both sides of the PCB
- Its minimalist design
- Its very thin aluminum and graphene heatsink on the front panel
We liked it less:
- The lack of clear information about its components
- Its still high price
- The absence of a heatsink on the back
After the acquisition of HyperX by HP, Kingston is back on the scene with its new line of gamer products called FURY. While the name FURY Beast is probably more known with the launch of the DDR5, the FURY Renegade range seems promising but still needs to be known. In conclusion, the Kingston FURY Renegade 2TB is simply excellent, and represents the best of what is currently available in terms of consumer SSDs.