Average Bench: 87.2% (194th of 947)

Based on 13,000 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 12.8% 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 78.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 262MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 43.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HyperX Savage 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 336MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 62.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,000 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 472 525
164 Write 426 506
238 Mixed 391 511
169 SusWrite 336 476
91.3% 406 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 25.4 31.9
35.2 4K Write 78.1 114
11.1 4K Mixed 23.5 41.8
110% 42.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 DQ Read 257 360
60.1 DQ Write 262 356
10.9 DQ Mixed 62.2 182
101% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 367 378 233 314 355 MB/s
Read 476
Write 463
Mixed 328
SusWrite 355
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 34.7
141% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 179
183% 296 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 146 381 103 404 233 MB/s
Read 422
Write 358
Mixed 192
SusWrite 236
68% 302 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 23.3
104% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 65.1
118% 234 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,497,180 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Apr '15
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 21,837 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,155

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer....

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

11 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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