Average Bench: 82% (223rd of 927)

Based on 14,472 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SHSS37A240G, KINGSTON SHSS37A, KINGSTON KINGSTON SHSS37A, KINGSTON SHSS37A240G

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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Very good average bench

The HyperX Savage 240GB averaged just 17.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the HyperX Savage 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 36.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HyperX Savage 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 22MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 12.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,472 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 496 525
284 Write 445 508
297 Mixed 465 512
105% 468 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 24.7 31.1
34.8 4K Write 71.9 105
10.1 4K Mixed 12.7 14.1
91.7% 36.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 181 345
52.4 DQ Write 209 339
10.2 DQ Mixed 22 62.6
64.5% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
161GB free
Firmware: SAFM02.H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 523
Write 496
Mixed 502
113% 507 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 13.9
99% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 62.5
101% 195 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 527
Write 325
Mixed 464
97% 439 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 13.4
109% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 32.3
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 13.1
61% 127 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.U Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 450
Mixed 472
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 9.94
64% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 18
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 14.1
29% 54.9 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Apr '15
AmazonUS $1201 month
EbayUS $12014 mins
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 20,280 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,258

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer....

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

9 months ago.

Overall a decent performer compared to my Samsung 840 SSD although I'm far from impressed with the HyperX boot speeds and even disappointed with Kingston for not offering or even releasing additional software for the HyperX Savage...


Good

2 years ago.


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