HyperXSHSS37A/240G
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC. Release date: Q2 2015.

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 58,774 user samples
12,453 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 121GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 55GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 222nd / 956
46,321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 132GB free
Worst Bench: 78% 107GB free (System drive)
Poor: 78% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 141st / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
87.4 % 105 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
432 MB/s 475 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
381 MB/s 417 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.7 MB/s 34.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+33%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.2 MB/s 97 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
293 MB/s 340 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.4 MB/s 45.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+36%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
314 MB/s 364 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+16%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
508 MB/s 517 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
491 MB/s +0% 490 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.2 MB/s 44.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+38%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s 130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
354 MB/s 382 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.6 MB/s 58.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+37%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
475 MB/s 480 MB/s +1%
Market Share
Based on 8,554,617 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.26 % 0.64 % Hugely higher market share.
+146%
Value
Value For Money
90.3 % Slightly better value.
+9%
82.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 95 % Much more popular.
+40%
Price
Price (score)
$87 Much cheaper.
+35%
$134
Age
Newest
41 Months More recent.
+18%
50 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
362 MB/s 388 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+7%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s +2% 354 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,210 Pts 1,280 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
183 MB/s 358 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+96%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
305 MB/s 344 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+13%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
284 MB/s 305 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+7%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
87.6 MB/s 303 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+246%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 256GB
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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]

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The 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better performance, albeit marginally, than both the 840 Evo and 840 Pro. Looking at the benchmark figures for the 840 and 850 Pros shows that the effective performance improvement is 10% whereas the 850 Pro beats the 840 Evo by 16%. These drives effectively saturate SATA 3.0 making it difficult to distinguish between them in day-to-day use. At current prices the 850 Pro is prohibitively expensive, prices need to drop by 15% before it approaches the 840 Pro from a value perspective. Samsung may release a value orientated 850 Evo soon, but for now "most" users are better off with the 840 Pro. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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