Average Bench: 88.9% (222nd of 964)

Based on 15,067 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 11.0% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 93.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 50.8%. 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 300MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 323MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 15,067 samples)
Min Avg Max
268 Read 435 506
110 Write 396 493
194 Mixed 300 356
124 SusWrite 323 474
81.7% 364 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.6 4K Read 26.2 32.2
37.3 4K Write 81.2 115
19.8 4K Mixed 34 42.5
126% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 DQ Read 308 361
64.7 DQ Write 280 360
30.2 DQ Mixed 93.2 183
125% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free
Firmware: SAFM001B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 365 442 432 436 441 MB/s
Read 442
Write 430
Mixed 303
SusWrite 417
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 39.4
141% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 69.2
122% 239 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 224 226 264 219 297 MB/s
Read 470
Write 462
Mixed 303
SusWrite 249
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 35.6
148% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 68.6
128% 253 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 81 247 250 208 372 MB/s
Read 499
Write 301
Mixed 214
SusWrite 199
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 35.8
114% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 68.4
130% 260 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 152 374 205 347 MB/s
Read 447
Write 340
Mixed 170
SusWrite 288
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 68.8
4K Mixed 36.1
86% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 68.6
127% 253 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 271 107 197 200 175 MB/s
Read 213
Write 446
Mixed 340
SusWrite 209
69% 302 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 47.3
4K Mixed 27.9
96% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 130
159% 278 MB/s
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation 63%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $990

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Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

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15 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...


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