Average Bench: 88.5% (270th of 1000)

Based on 16,806 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 11.4% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 95.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 296MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 50.5%. 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 303MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 321MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,806 samples)
Min Avg Max
215 Read 430 510
104 Write 394 493
220 Mixed 303 358
143 SusWrite 321 479
81.2% 362 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 26 32.1
34.9 4K Write 78.2 112
22 4K Mixed 33.9 41.8
124% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
133 DQ Read 318 360
84.7 DQ Write 296 364
25.1 DQ Mixed 95.8 183
130% 237 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 458 479 477 474 474 MB/s
Read 496
Write 474
Mixed 315
SusWrite 460
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 40.4
164% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 68.3
131% 262 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 109 117 100 87 91 MB/s
Read 401
Write 372
Mixed 308
SusWrite 120
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 58.5
4K Mixed 31.9
111% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 29.8
DQ Mixed 46.3
71% 146 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,374,785 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Apr '15
NeweggUS $878 months
AmazonUS $1363 months
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 26,681 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $938

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

22 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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