Average Bench: 87.4% (221st of 956)

Based on 12,384 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 12.6% 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 Mixed IO Speed 33.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 281MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 50.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HyperX Savage 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 296MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 313MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,384 samples)
Min Avg Max
221 Read 432 506
84.8 Write 377 492
180 Mixed 296 356
124 SusWrite 313 473
79.5% 354 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 25.9 32.5
36.6 4K Write 79 118
19.4 4K Mixed 33.5 42.7
124% 46.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.9 DQ Read 305 362
78 DQ Write 281 358
27.1 DQ Mixed 86.7 182
122% 224 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 52 223 355 59 494 MB/s
Read 510
Write 496
Mixed 319
SusWrite 261
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 38.6
139% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 69.2
132% 263 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 277 162 144 164 119 MB/s
Read 455
Write 296
Mixed 309
SusWrite 181
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 35.5
137% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 67.4
129% 257 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Apr '15
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 24,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,005

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

14 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

3 years ago.


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