Average Bench: 89.9% (319th of 1058)

Based on 33,521 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 10.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 92.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 52.2%. 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 302MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 335MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,521 samples)
Min Avg Max
222 Read 437 511
84 Write 395 495
196 Mixed 302 357
152 SusWrite 335 486
82.5% 367 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.3 4K Read 26.1 32
36.5 4K Write 79.6 112
17.2 4K Mixed 33.9 42.1
125% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
162 DQ Read 321 361
55.1 DQ Write 286 372
35.9 DQ Mixed 92.6 184
127% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
167GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 461 454 462 466 456 MB/s
Read 458
Write 441
Mixed 300
SusWrite 434
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 38.5
144% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 68.7
131% 261 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 226 177 207 221 200 MB/s
Read 466
Write 239
Mixed 314
SusWrite 226
69% 311 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 40.7
158% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 26.7
86% 189 MB/s
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 113 101 100 101 101 MB/s
Read 361
Write 129
Mixed 306
SusWrite 113
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 16.6
112% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 63.1
122% 243 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Apr '15
AmazonUS $12022 months
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 18,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,276

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 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

5 years ago.


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