Average Bench: 89.3% (276th of 1011)

Based on 24,019 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 10.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 286MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 49.7%. 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 305MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 328MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 24,019 samples)
Min Avg Max
234 Read 436 509
112 Write 399 495
219 Mixed 305 355
147 SusWrite 328 484
82.4% 367 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 26.2 32.3
37.2 4K Write 79.4 114
20.5 4K Mixed 34 42.3
125% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 DQ Read 311 361
72.3 DQ Write 286 366
28.3 DQ Mixed 86.8 183
123% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 399 430 371 414 412 MB/s
Read 498
Write 498
Mixed 349
SusWrite 404
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 42.9
164% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 181
182% 294 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 369 444 468 467 462 MB/s
Read 450
Write 459
Mixed 312
SusWrite 424
93% 411 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 37.9
146% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 68.6
128% 253 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 386 354 46 467 90 MB/s
Read 456
Write 458
Mixed 316
SusWrite 277
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 42.5
167% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 68.9
130% 259 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 41 48 33 49 49 MB/s
Read 363
Write 48.7
Mixed 83
SusWrite 44.6
29% 135 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 3.2
48% 11.1 MB/s
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 32,585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 55%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,057

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Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 4 years ago.


2 months ago.

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


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...


4 years ago.

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