Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 52,379 user samples
7,939 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 200GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 83GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 154th / 857
44,440 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 119GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 201st / 857
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.7 % +4% 79.4 % -4%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
493 MB/s +1% 486 MB/s -1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
449 MB/s Much faster write speed.
316 MB/s -42%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s -44% 36.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
74.2 MB/s Faster random write.
58.5 MB/s -27%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
460 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
326 MB/s -41%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
12.6 MB/s -65% 20.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
525 MB/s +3% 511 MB/s -3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
509 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
352 MB/s -45%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.1 MB/s -43% 45.9 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
112 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
85.1 MB/s -32%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
512 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
358 MB/s -43%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.1 MB/s -96% 27.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 3,517,083 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % -478% 2.37 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
67.2 % Slightly better value.
62.7 % -7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % +3% 64 % -3%
Price (score)
$120 Slightly cheaper.
$130 -8%
28 Months Much more recent.
49 Months -43%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
354 MB/s -4% 368 MB/s +4%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
344 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
240 MB/s -43%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,180 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
1,073 Pts -10%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
62.4 MB/s -35% 84.3 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
183 MB/s -3% 188 MB/s +3%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
209 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
151 MB/s -38%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
21.4 MB/s -135% 50.2 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 Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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