Kingston Fury Renegade 4TB Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD

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Background on Solid State Drives

Solid-state drives (SSDs) store data electrically, rather than on magnetic disks like traditional hard drives (HDDs). This means there is virtually no delay when seeking a specific bit of data, and there is no physical limitation to how fast reading and writing of data can happen. Instead, the limits come down to the controller inside the drive, the speed at which the individual flash memory chips can transfer information, and the connection between the drive and the rest of the computer.

These drives are available in many physical forms: 2.5-inch (similar in size to laptop HDDs), PCI-Express (which slot into a system like a graphics card), and M.2 "sticks". The more traditionally shaped drives usually connect to motherboards via SATA, just like hard drives do, and that connection itself tends to be the limiting factor in their performance. M.2 drives can use either SATA or the much faster PCI-Express connection, depending on the drive itself and the motherboard it is installed in. There are also U.2 drives, which are close in size to the 2.5-inch models but use a much faster data connection; they are found more often in servers and datacenters than in desktop workstations.

Kingston's Fury Renegade Gen4 line of solid-state drives offer high-speed storage in a small package. These M.2 NVMe drives are built for PCI-Express 4 with very fast read and write performance. This 4TB model is rated for sequential read speeds up to 7.3GB/s and write speeds up to 7.0GB/s when used in a Gen4 slot. If used in a Gen3 slot instead, those maximum transfer rates drop roughly in half. Either way, real-world speeds will be lower and depend heavily on the application in use.

Note: Good all around PCIe Gen 4 NVME M.2 drive. Running on the Phison E18 controller with 3D TLC NAND.

Model: Kingston SFYRD/4000G


Capacity 4,000 GB
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Form Factor M.2 2280
Endurance (TBW) 4000 TBW
Peak Power Draw 10.2 Watts
Chip Layout Dual Sided
Net Weight 0.0097 kg (0.0 lbs)
Sequential Read (Peak) 7300 MB/s
Sequential Write (Peak) 7000 MB/s
Random 4KB Read 1000000 IOPS
Random 4KB Write 1000000 IOPS

Throughput is limited to 3000-3300 MB/s when used in a Gen3 M.2 slot