Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 22,257 user samples
9,859 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 104GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 142GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 146th / 873
12,398 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 152GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 7GB free
Poor: 46% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 421st / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
83.8 % Faster effective speed.
65.7 % -27%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
498 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
453 MB/s -10%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
446 MB/s Much faster write speed.
250 MB/s -78%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.6 MB/s -7% 27.3 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
75.9 MB/s Much faster random write.
50.9 MB/s -49%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
459 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
241 MB/s -90%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
12.8 MB/s -14% 14.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
527 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
498 MB/s -6%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
508 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
339 MB/s -50%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.1 MB/s -16% 37.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
113 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
81.5 MB/s -39%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
512 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
326 MB/s -57%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.1 MB/s -51% 21.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 4,734,658 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.4 % -17% 0.47 % Higher market share.
Value For Money
68.1 % -12% 76 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % Slightly more popular.
63 % -6%
Price (score)
$120 -38% $75 Much cheaper.
32 Months More recent.
39 Months -18%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
353 MB/s -3% 362 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
348 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
209 MB/s -67%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,184 Pts Stronger server IO.
1,008 Pts -17%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
62.5 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
51.4 MB/s -22%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
196 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
183 MB/s -7%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
224 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
133 MB/s -68%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
21.1 MB/s -43% 30.1 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
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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]


The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its continued success within budget space. The Ultra II is the first Sandisk drive to utilize cheaper (and slower) TLC NAND. Similarly to the Extreme Pro, the Ultra II utilizes an nCache which operates a portion of the NAND in simulated SLC mode. This strategy also matches the one employed by Samsung's now 14 months old Evo. Comparing the Ultra II and Evo shows broad performance equivalence which given the Ultra II's 15% price discount makes it the better choice today. That said it's probably worth waiting for the release of the 850 Evo which will pack another 14 months of Samsung's market leading R&D and will probably steal the show. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 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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