Average Bench: 88.3% (226th of 964)

Based on 14,729 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 11.7% 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 92.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 49.3%. 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 299MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 322MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,729 samples)
Min Avg Max
266 Read 434 505
74 Write 392 492
180 Mixed 299 355
132 SusWrite 322 473
81.3% 362 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 4K Read 25.9 32.2
37.1 4K Write 79.9 116
19.6 4K Mixed 33.6 42.4
124% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
77.8 DQ Read 309 362
56 DQ Write 279 360
27.9 DQ Mixed 92.8 183
125% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 462 469 470 469 467 MB/s
Read 484
Write 460
Mixed 307
SusWrite 467
97% 429 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 40.4
151% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 68.7
130% 259 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 342 281 299 305 270 MB/s
Read 458
Write 447
Mixed 338
SusWrite 317
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 57.5
4K Mixed 31.8
105% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 129
155% 268 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,548,750 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Apr '15
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 19,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $993

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

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...


Good

3 years ago.


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