Friday, May 12, 2023

Kingston Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB Review

The SSD has become more in demand in the recent years as their price has come down and their storage expanded.  This is making them more worth it than standard platter hard drives even though you can get more storage space with platter hard drives. Today I will be reviewing the Kingston Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD at 2TB. The MSRP is at $221.99,

Features and specs:

Form Factor: M.2 2280

Interface: NVMe™ PCIe Gen 4.0

Capacities2: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB

Data Transfer:

500GB – 7,300/3,900MB/s

1TB – 7,300/6,000MB/s

2TB – 7,300/7,000MB/s

4TB – 7,300/7,000MB/s

Power Consumption:

500GB – 5mW Idle / 0.34W Avg / 2.7W (MAX) Read / 4.1W (MAX) Write

1TB – 5mW Idle / 0.33W Avg / 2.8W (MAX) Read / 6.3W (MAX) Write

2TB – 5mW Idle / 0.36W Avg / 2.8W (MAX) Read / 9.9W (MAX) Write

4TB – 5mW Idle / 0.36W Avg / 2.7W (MAX) Read / 10.2W (MAX) Write

Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C

Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C


80mm x 22mm x 2.21mm (500GB-1TB)

80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (2TB-4TB)


500GB-1TB – 7g

2TB-4TB – 9.7g

Vibration Operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)

Vibration Non-operating: 20G Peak (20-1000Hz)

Total Bytes Written (TBW)3:

500GB – 500TBW

1TB – 1.0PBW

2TB – 2.0PBW

4TB – 4.0PBW


The Packaging that the M.2 SSD came in is a custom-made thin cardboard that holds the plastic case for the SSD. On the cardboard the information about the SSD such as the warranty period in this case 5 years. It also displays the size of the SSD such as 2 TB.  Materials used in the construction was fiberglass for the board, metal, and some plastic.  Quality of materials used, as well as the fit and finish, was very good. Also included was the warranty booklet.


Kingston uses a standard design as the SSD is single sided, with a heat spread. One of the great features for this SSD is that it is very small, as well as very fast.  Another is that it is compatible with the PS5. Seeing that the SSD space starting to be compatible with consoles is promising for the future of gaming and storage. 


The SSD is made from sturdy materials and has high performance, enough to be a great inclusion to any build. The tests that we have run on the SSD have given us a sequential read of 7009 MB/s and a write speed of 6749 which is lower than the advertised 7300 MB/s and 7000 MB/s respectively, but it is within a respectful range and still performs really well. The set up for the SSD is easy and simple, the temperature stays within normal throughout the tests.


In conclusion, the Kingston FURY Renegade SSD is a great SSD to get and it will be able to last you a pretty long time. The storage space of 2TB is a great amount and if you feel like you need more they also have a 4TB option and if you feel like it’s a little too much space they also have a 1TB and 500GB option. In the end, because of the build quality, materials used, design, and performance, I will give the Kingston the Highly Recommended Award. For more information and complete specs, visit their website at