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Kingston Fury Renegade review

High performance for a grand less

from ₹ 9,961

Amazon India price with heatsink

Between the Western Digital WD Black SN850X and the Kingston, the difference in the going price with a heat sink for 1TB is almost grand. Which is to say that most of us will choose the faster one and move on with our lives. However, the Kingston does have a very good advantage over the WD drive and that’s with TBW rating. It’s an endurance rating which is extremely surprising and works hugely in Kingston’s favour.

The 1TB Kingston Fury Renegade we have for review has a 1.0PBW (Total Petabytes Written) rating whereas the WD SN850X 1TB has a 600 TBW rating (Total Bytes Written). It’s significantly better than the WD in that regard. However, the 600TBW isn’t bad on the WD. In fact, it’s more than what most people will ever need so choosing one over the other boils down to speed and cost, eh?

We’re happy to report that the Kingston Fury Renegade delivers as per the numbers said by the brand. The sequential read and write speeds for the 1TB are 7,300/6,000MB/s and we got around 7029/6104MB/s on CrystalDiskMark. The WD Black SN850X has a higher write speed than the Kingston but the Kingston is slightly faster in read.

Copy and pasting data across drives is lightning quick and inside the PlayStation 5, the Kingston Fury does a decent job with game load times. It doesn’t support Microsoft DirectStorage for PC games which the WD does and that’s where that ₹1K extra for the WD makes some sense.



Regardless, the Kingston Fury Renegade is just spitting distance from the WD SN850X’s performance. If you’re looking for durability or need a Gen 4 NVMe SSD for video editing and lots of file transfers, the Kingston Fury Renegade is a better choice.

Stuff Says

A fantastic drive that keeps the competition on its toes and brings its own flavour of reliability
Good stuff
Bad stuff
  1. Has a 500GB option

  1. Stays cool and works with PS5

  1. Very good endurance rating

  1. A wee bit slower in write speeds

Form factor: M.2 2280
Capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB
Sequential Read/Write: 7,300/6,000MB/s
Endurance (TBW): 1000
Dimensions: 80mm x 23.67mm x 10.5mm (with Heatsink)