Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,565 user samples
20,793 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% 171GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 82GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 319th / 908
10,772 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 127GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 126GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 183rd / 908
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
72.4 % 82.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
476 MB/s 502 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
259 MB/s 450 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
24.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
48.5 MB/s 72.7 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
263 MB/s 462 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.9 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
12.6 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
495 MB/s 525 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
276 MB/s 508 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.8 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
31.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
66.6 MB/s 109 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
278 MB/s 512 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
14.2 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,044,896 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.48 % Much higher market share.
0.28 %
Value For Money
52.1 % 68.5 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 68 % More popular.
Price (score)
$147 $117 Cheaper.
25 Months More recent.
35 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
349 MB/s 349 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
185 MB/s 342 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
950 Pts 1,167 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
70.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
62.3 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
188 MB/s +4% 180 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
120 MB/s 213 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
41.6 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
20.4 MB/s
250GB 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]


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