Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. NAND Memory: Micron 20nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,994 user samples
10,772 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 127GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 126GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 183rd / 911
11,222 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 163GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 146GB free
Poor: 49% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 477th / 911
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.7 % Faster effective speed.
63.8 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
502 MB/s +4% 481 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
450 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
199 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.8 MB/s Faster random read.
20.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
72.7 MB/s 80.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
462 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
256 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
12.6 MB/s 13.8 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
525 MB/s +2% 513 MB/s
Peak Sequential Write Speed
508 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
242 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
28.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 110 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
512 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
308 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.2 MB/s 19.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 6,060,410 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.26 % 0.34 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
68.5 % Much better value.
46.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % More popular.
53 %
Price (score)
$117 Cheaper.
35 Months More recent.
43 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
349 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
195 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
342 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
250 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,167 Pts Much stronger server IO.
797 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
62.3 MB/s 62.6 MB/s +0%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
180 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
103 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
213 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
164 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
20.4 MB/s 36.4 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
240GB 240GB

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]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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