Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC


Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,786 user samples
8,644 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 165GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 57GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 137th / 859
13,142 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 105GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 170GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 188th / 859
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
83.8 % +4% 80.7 % -4%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
499 MB/s +1% 493 MB/s -1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
451 MB/s Much faster write speed.
321 MB/s -40%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.7 MB/s +0% 25.6 MB/s -0%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
75.2 MB/s -11% 83.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
460 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
367 MB/s -25%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
12.8 MB/s -93% 24.7 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
527 MB/s +1% 523 MB/s -1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
510 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
332 MB/s -54%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.2 MB/s +4% 31.1 MB/s -4%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s -6% 122 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
512 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
397 MB/s -29%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.1 MB/s -137% 33.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 3,811,664 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.47 % -28% 0.6 % Higher market share.
Value For Money
70.3 % -0% 70.6 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % +2% 64 % -2%
Price (score)
$115 +1% $116 -1%
29 Months More recent.
39 Months -26%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
352 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
226 MB/s -56%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
347 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
306 MB/s -13%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,184 Pts Stronger server IO.
931 Pts -27%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
62.7 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
51.2 MB/s -22%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
191 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
121 MB/s -58%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
218 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
197 MB/s -11%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
22.2 MB/s -59% 35.2 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
240GB 256GB

The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the first time in years gives Kinston a shot at competing in the enthusiast/performance segment of the SSD market. Comparing the HyperX Savage and Fury shows that the new Phision controller has an effective speed that is around 40% faster than the Sandforce based Fury. But then comparing the similarly priced OCZ Vertex 460a and Savage shows that, although the overall effective speeds are similar, the Vertex has three times faster 4K Mixed IO speeds. The HyperX Savage is very good for typical consumer use but power users with more demanding I/O loads should probably look elsewhere. [Jun '15 SSDrivePro]


The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and M550 shows that the two drives have similar read speeds but that the MX100 lags by nearly 50% at writing. The newer 16nm NAND reduces costs and accordingly the MX100 is the cheapest SSD (per GB) to date. In terms of performance the MX100 is a compromise which may or may not be worth making depending on individual circumstances. For typical desktop use including email, office documents and web browsing the MX100 is a great choice but power users should look elsewhere. Comparing the 250GB 840 EVO and 256GB MX100 shows that for a marginal premium, the Evo offers better write speeds. (Note: at 500GB they are more evenly matched) [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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