Average Bench: 88.9% (334th of 1058)

Based on 39,270 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 11.1% 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 92.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 53.2%. 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 303MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 334MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 39,270 samples)
Min Avg Max
234 Read 433 511
101 Write 391 493
211 Mixed 303 360
135 SusWrite 334 486
82% 365 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15 4K Read 26.1 32
37.2 4K Write 77.3 113
18.6 4K Mixed 33.5 41.6
123% 45.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
156 DQ Read 316 360
71.1 DQ Write 279 372
25.1 DQ Mixed 92.3 183
125% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
135GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 492 487 489 492 489 489 MB/s
Read 508
Write 489
Mixed 315
SusWrite 490
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 39.6
148% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 373
DQ Mixed 68.8
134% 267 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM001B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 410 443 372 41 465 MB/s
Read 475
Write 468
Mixed 299
SusWrite 331
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 38.8
142% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 68.6
130% 259 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 363 344 431 310 345 MB/s
Read 270
Write 357
Mixed 326
SusWrite 364
75% 329 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 27.3
127% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 182
180% 287 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 235 273 432 128 486 MB/s
Read 134
Write 98.4
Mixed 322
SusWrite 332
51% 222 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 34.1
121% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 69.6
132% 261 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Apr '15
AmazonUS $1202 years
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Gaming 71%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 61%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $925

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Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 6 years ago.


2 years 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...


6 years ago.

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