KingstonSH100S3/240G
HyperXSHSS37A/240G

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: Intel Synchronous 25nm MLC.

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,989 user samples
319 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% 35GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 113GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 345th / 885
9,670 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 180GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 59GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 160th / 885
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
70.2 % 84.3 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
483 MB/s 501 MB/s +4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
228 MB/s 452 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+98%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s 25.7 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.2 MB/s 76.4 MB/s +0%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
287 MB/s 470 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+64%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
15.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+22%
12.8 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
520 MB/s 527 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
265 MB/s 509 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+92%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.6 MB/s +4% 32.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s +2% 115 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
331 MB/s 513 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+55%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+51%
14.2 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 5,614,239 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.37 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,600%
Value
Value For Money
31.4 % 68.4 % Hugely better value.
+118%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 67 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$266 $120 Much cheaper.
+55%
Age
Newest
79 Months 34 Months Much more recent.
+57%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
295 MB/s 356 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+21%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
252 MB/s 350 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+39%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
970 Pts 1,192 Pts Stronger server IO.
+23%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
81.2 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
62.1 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
189 MB/s 191 MB/s +1%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
183 MB/s 223 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+22%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
51 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+143%
21 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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The Kingston HyperX is nearly two years old which in SSD terms is almost an entire lifetime. Starting on a positive note this drive will outperform any mechanical drive hands down, and still has one of the highest sequential read speeds (517 MB/s) we have ever seen on a SATA SSD. That said a balanced performance profile is critical and the HyperX doesn't fare so well against its younger SSD competitors in the other write orientated benchmark categories. The poor results are explained by the Kingston's Sandforce controller which struggles to deliver incompressible data throughput. With a real world speed of 398.1 MB/s and an AS-SSD score of 728 (bottom 28th percentile) there are far better deals to be had at this time. [Apr '13 SSDrivePro]

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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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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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