Best RGB SSD (2020)

We performed extensive research and short listed what we think is the best RGB SSD hard drives available in 2020. If you’re in a rush our top pick is the SK hynix Gold S31 which offered the best performance for the dollar price, check out our other top 5 picks below.

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Top Pick
SK hynix Gold S31 1TB 3D NAND 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD
HyperX Fury RGB SSD 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Solid State Drive Black Case with Multi-Color RGB SHFR200/240G
XPG S40G 1TB RGB 3D NAND PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD (AS40G-1TT-C)
Gigabyte AORUS RGB NVMe M.2 256GB High Performance Gaming, Integrated Heatsink, Toshiba 3D NAND, DDR Cache Buffer, 5 Year Warranty SSD GP-ASM2NE2256GTTDR
TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta S RGB 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive SSD(12V) - Black
Title
SK hynix Gold S31
HyperX Fury RGB SSD
XPG S40G
Gigabyte AORUS RGB
TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta S
Prime
Capacity
1TB
240GB
1TB
240GB
500GB
Interface
3D NAND 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD
2.5 Inch SATA III
3D NAND PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.3 M.2 2280
NVMe M.2
SATA III 2.5″ 3D NAND
Read/Write Speed
560/525 Mbps
550/480 Mbps
3500/3000 Mbps
3100/1000 Mbps
560/510 Mbps
Top Pick
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SK hynix Gold S31 1TB 3D NAND 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD
Title
SK hynix Gold S31
Prime
Capacity
1TB
Interface
3D NAND 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD
Read/Write Speed
560/525 Mbps
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HyperX Fury RGB SSD 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Solid State Drive Black Case with Multi-Color RGB SHFR200/240G
Title
HyperX Fury RGB SSD
Prime
Capacity
240GB
Interface
2.5 Inch SATA III
Read/Write Speed
550/480 Mbps
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XPG S40G 1TB RGB 3D NAND PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD (AS40G-1TT-C)
Title
XPG S40G
Prime
Capacity
1TB
Interface
3D NAND PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.3 M.2 2280
Read/Write Speed
3500/3000 Mbps
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Gigabyte AORUS RGB NVMe M.2 256GB High Performance Gaming, Integrated Heatsink, Toshiba 3D NAND, DDR Cache Buffer, 5 Year Warranty SSD GP-ASM2NE2256GTTDR
Title
Gigabyte AORUS RGB
Prime
Capacity
240GB
Interface
NVMe M.2
Read/Write Speed
3100/1000 Mbps
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TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta S RGB 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive SSD(12V) - Black
Title
TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta S
Prime
Capacity
500GB
Interface
SATA III 2.5″ 3D NAND
Read/Write Speed
560/510 Mbps

Best Overall

The SK hynix Gold S31 is literally a treasure enclosed in a solid state drive. With amazing read/write speeds, a good capacity of 1TB and a very sturdy build, the SK hynix Gold S31 is truly a great all-around RGB SSD to have.

Pros:
  • Very fast
  • Impressive gold color
  • Strong build
Cons:
  • No RGB settings

The SK hynix Gold S31 is a reliable piece of work when it comes to fast transfers, short loading times and awesome colors. It significantly boosts your PC’s start-up on everything from the booting to the games that you open. Its read/write speeds are 560/525Mbps respectively. It also boasts a “leading edge solution powered by in-house 3D NAND, controller and DRAM, 1.5 million hours MTBF and 600 TBW. It also includes a 5-year warranty in case something goes wrong with the SK hynix Gold S31, although you should not worry about it since, according to reviews, the SSD is very strong to last for at least a decade. 

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Best Value

If you need an SSD that is easily digestible and very simple to assemble, you look forward to the HyperX Fury RGB SSD. It has enough decent firepower to give an adequate number of transfer speed and shortened loading times but it is just sufficient for 240GB. 

Pros:
  • Good price
  • Decent speed
  • Easy to attach
Cons:
  • RGB overheats
  • Cheap build

The HyperX Fury RGB SSD is honestly the simplest solid state drive on this list. It does not include any 3D NAND or any overclocked speeds for transfers but it still works as it is – an SSD that basically stacks up more space for your PC. It also includes 75 RGB lights which makes it quite nice to look at when you have a clear casing. However, the main drawback here is that if you activate the RGB lighting, it tends to heat up a lot and may deteriorate the overall lifespan. So unless you want to show off your PC to your friends, it is always recommended not to activate the RGB. 

Best Premium SSD

The XPG S40G is our top pick in the premium SSD category because it not just looks incredible in the PC but it delivers amazing speeds alongside a very cool temperature even when RGB is activated.

Pros:
  • Amazing read/write numbers
  • Great colors
  • Cool temperatures
Cons:
  • Very expensive

When you need a premium NVMe SSD with RGB lighting, the first thing that should come to your mind is the XPG S40G. Now we know the price isn’t too hot, but hear us out: you get to have top-notch read/write speeds of 3500/3000 Mbps – that is more than double the standard SATA SSD speed. The colors are quite magnificent too; you can activate RGB for a long time and not concern about overheating at all because the XPG S40G is always cool to the touch.

Lowest Temperatures

While the Gigabyte AORUS RGB only holds 256GB, it does have something that most RGB SSDs do not have; very cool temperatures whilst RGB is activated. So if you need a storage that is still cool to the touch while retaining the same speedy formula, the Gigabyte AORUS RGB is the right choice.

Pros:
  • Very cool temperatures
  • Amazing read/write speeds
  • Good packaging
Cons:
  • 256GB is the only option

Cool temperatures are the main advantage of the Gigabyte AORUS RGB. Besides the nice-looking colors and maintained temp, the Gigabyte AORUS RGB manages to be a very fast SSD at the same time. It is an NVMe M.2 but the price is not that expensive which is another plus. Its read/write speeds are 3100/1000 Mbps – reasonably fast especially if you need a quick pick-me-up NVMe SSD. The solid state drive is equipped with a Toshiba 3D NAND Flash and integrated heatsink, hence the cool touch.

Best RGB Lighting

TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta S does not only look good but its storage is very good too especially with its decent 500GB. It is quite flashy and viable for a part in a PC to showcase in a convention, the TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta S SSD is great for both displaying and general storage.

Pros:
  • Speedy read/write
  • Amazing design
  • Delightful colors
Cons:
  • Has a bit of cooling issues

We would also consider TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta S as the best 500GB storage on the list but if you are looking for the most beautiful lighting effects on the list, you go with this one. We could say that the color palette and design of this SSD is somehow a bit like Halo or any popular sci-fi game of the modern era. And this is all thanks to the 16.8 million RGB colors included. It is also easily synchronized with the motherboard thanks to its 12V RGB header. It is also capable of 560/510 Mbps read/write speeds which makes this four times faster than any HDD. As for warranty, you get one for 3 years. 

This is worth buying if 500GB is enough for you and if you like to showcase your PC to your friends and probably to strangers at the r/pcmasterrace forums.

 

What We Would Buy

All of these RGB SSDs are pretty good, but we have to hand it to SK hynix Gold S31 for being a good all-around storage. If you prefer something a bit lighter but with good value, the HyperX Fury RGB SSD suits you best. Although if you like a high-end RGB SSD, you should get the XPG S40G. Looking for a low-risk SSD? We recommend the Gigabyte AORUS RGB. And if you prefer something that is more of a show-off, the TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta S is the most convenient option.

Editor & reviewer of gear from iOS control pad’s to high-end PC gaming hardware. He’s been gaming since the 1980s and mostly plays CS GO & Overwatch.