Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11,248 user samples
7,131 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 189GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 15GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 157th / 850
4,117 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 184GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 158th / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.5 % +0% 82.3 % -0%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
495 MB/s -2% 505 MB/s +2%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
443 MB/s Faster write speed.
366 MB/s -21%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s -5% 26.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
73.2 MB/s +4% 70.3 MB/s -4%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
457 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
373 MB/s -23%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
12.6 MB/s -85% 23.3 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
526 MB/s -0% 528 MB/s +0%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
509 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
399 MB/s -28%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.7 MB/s -5% 33.2 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
111 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
102 MB/s -9%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
512 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
415 MB/s -23%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.1 MB/s -143% 34.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 2,859,716 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.62 % Hugely higher market share.
0.24 % -158%
Value For Money
68.3 % Better value.
56.6 % -21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 0% 66 % 0%
Price (score)
$117 Cheaper.
$156 -25%
25 Months Slightly more recent.
28 Months -11%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
350 MB/s -3% 359 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
345 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
278 MB/s -24%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,173 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
1,098 Pts -7%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
62.1 MB/s -7% 66.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
185 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
171 MB/s -8%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
216 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
171 MB/s -26%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
19.7 MB/s -98% 39.1 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
240GB 250GB

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 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Acceleration (DWA) which is a new dynamically sized SLC cache. Samsung were the first to introduce SLC caching on the 840 Evo nearly two years ago so Crucial are somewhat late to the party. SLC caches generally only help performance in corner case real word scenarios and benchmarks. I prefer drives without SLC caches because they offer more consistent and sustainable real world IO. Comparing the MX100 and MX200 shows that the newer MX200 has a significantly faster peak write speed which is of course explained by the new DWA cache. Price is the deciding factor between the MX100 and MX200 so although the MX200 isn't priced aggressively yet, it will almost certainly move up the value rankings when retailers build stocks and subsequently cut prices. [Feb '15 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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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