Average Bench: 88.1% (268th of 992)

Based on 16,120 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 11.9% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 91.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 48.4%. 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 301MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 322MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,120 samples)
Min Avg Max
241 Read 438 509
102 Write 398 492
214 Mixed 301 357
137 SusWrite 322 483
81.8% 365 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 25.7 32.1
32 4K Write 78 115
20.6 4K Mixed 33.7 42.1
123% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.3 DQ Read 303 360
83.9 DQ Write 284 362
32 DQ Mixed 91.7 183
124% 226 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 419 452 464 463 464 MB/s
Read 472
Write 444
Mixed 311
SusWrite 447
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 38.6
144% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 68.9
129% 257 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 237 126 127 125 136 MB/s
Read 429
Write 422
Mixed 286
SusWrite 159
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 32
130% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 68.3
127% 251 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM001B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 90 92 301 183 43 MB/s
Read 97
Write 254
Mixed 312
SusWrite 189
49% 213 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 42.9
164% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 69.5
129% 255 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 319 310 220 177 330 MB/s
Read 194
Write 312
Mixed 219
SusWrite 270
56% 249 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 44.1
4K Mixed 27.5
93% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 17.2
DQ Write 49.9
DQ Mixed 24.8
22% 30.6 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Apr '15
NeweggUS $876 months
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 24,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,021

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

20 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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