Average Bench: 88% (281st of 1003)

Based on 18,593 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]


Very good average bench

The HyperX Savage 240GB averaged just 11.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 287MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 58.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HyperX Savage 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 298MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 327MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 18,593 samples)
Min Avg Max
204 Read 430 508
91.9 Write 390 494
179 Mixed 298 358
126 SusWrite 327 486
81.2% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 25.9 32.3
32.5 4K Write 76.6 113
18.5 4K Mixed 33.7 42.4
123% 45.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.1 DQ Read 305 362
65.9 DQ Write 287 369
19 DQ Mixed 88.1 183
123% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 371 413 377 329 328 MB/s
Read 501
Write 498
Mixed 365
SusWrite 378
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 42.4
162% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 181
182% 293 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: SAFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 453 452 456 383 452 MB/s
Read 376
Write 465
Mixed 320
SusWrite 435
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 38.3
140% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 67.8
106% 202 MB/s
222GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 413 420 435 434 430 MB/s
Read 486
Write 436
Mixed 312
SusWrite 423
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 33.2
117% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 68.4
104% 197 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 223 138 290 201 377 MB/s
Read 413
Write 59
Mixed 283
SusWrite 226
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 12.8
110% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 65.4
105% 196 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,730,416 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 91%
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation 63%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,086

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Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

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23 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...


4 years ago.

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