Average Bench: 89% (281st of 1011)

Based on 20,731 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 11.0% 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 93.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 52.5%. 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 300MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 320MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,731 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 439 510
85.2 Write 397 495
191 Mixed 300 356
144 SusWrite 320 478
81.8% 364 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.5 4K Read 25.9 32.1
35.2 4K Write 79.4 115
20.9 4K Mixed 34.2 42.4
125% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
145 DQ Read 315 361
74.9 DQ Write 288 370
32.8 DQ Mixed 93.7 183
127% 232 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
177GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 463 480 490 486 488 MB/s
Read 483
Write 480
Mixed 326
SusWrite 477
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 36.6
130% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 370
DQ Mixed 68.8
128% 252 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 458 455 461 464 464 MB/s
Read 433
Write 440
Mixed 343
SusWrite 460
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 30.7
123% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 184
183% 293 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 124 78 79 85 72 MB/s
Read 477
Write 85
Mixed 302
SusWrite 89
52% 238 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 44.7
4K Mixed 23.2
91% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 46.2
102% 212 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,588,225 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Apr '15
AmazonUS $1202 months
EbayUS $16516 mins
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 30,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,108

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

let me speak from my heart, on my humble opinion it is best ssd. fankYou


Excellent

2 years 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

4 years ago.


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