Average Bench: 89.7% (320th of 1058)

Based on 35,762 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 10.3% 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 95.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 292MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 48%. 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 331MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,762 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 442 511
121 Write 396 493
210 Mixed 303 358
151 SusWrite 331 480
82.6% 368 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 26.2 31.8
36 4K Write 77.5 108
17.6 4K Mixed 33.6 41.6
124% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 326 360
89.1 DQ Write 292 370
33.1 DQ Mixed 95.5 183
130% 238 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 226 245 182 201 201 MB/s
Read 481
Write 480
Mixed 251
SusWrite 222
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 8.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 40.2
120% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 39.5
116% 248 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 150 125 223 149 301 MB/s
Read 484
Write 66.9
Mixed 316
SusWrite 182
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 81.6
4K Mixed 28.4
122% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 63.9
76% 133 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,340,478 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Apr '15
AmazonUS $1202 years
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 22,267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,230

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

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


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

6 years ago.


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