Average Bench: 89.3% (341st of 1071)

Based on 39,518 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 93.6MB/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 52.3%. 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 306MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 333MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,518 samples)
Min Avg Max
267 Read 434 509
72.8 Write 393 494
216 Mixed 306 358
137 SusWrite 333 486
82.2% 366 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 26.4 31.9
29.9 4K Write 77.7 114
17.3 4K Mixed 34 41.9
125% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
156 DQ Read 315 360
86.2 DQ Write 283 371
28.7 DQ Mixed 93.6 184
126% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
92GB free
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 476 487 497 497 497 498 MB/s
Read 457
Write 438
Mixed 337
SusWrite 492
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 36.5
145% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 179
179% 288 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 462 230 205 374 149 MB/s
Read 497
Write 473
Mixed 315
SusWrite 308
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 36.4
136% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 68.4
130% 259 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 314 338 242 450 256 MB/s
Read 499
Write 486
Mixed 316
SusWrite 314
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 39.7
152% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 82.4
DQ Mixed 68.7
90% 170 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 382 386 408 411 377 MB/s
Read 405
Write 405
Mixed 304
SusWrite 380
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 24.1
82% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 166
138% 200 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Apr '15
EbayUS $9020 mins
AmazonUS $1203 years
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 9,206 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $797

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 7 years ago.

Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

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...


Good

7 years ago.


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