Average Bench: 87.9% (340th of 1053)

Based on 36,298 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 12.0% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 90.9MB/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 51%. 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 297MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 323MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 36,298 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 435 509
94.2 Write 390 493
178 Mixed 297 357
148 SusWrite 323 483
81.1% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 25.7 32
34.3 4K Write 76.6 109
18.3 4K Mixed 33.5 41.8
122% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
139 DQ Read 312 360
76.3 DQ Write 282 370
30 DQ Mixed 90.9 184
125% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 501 503 503 504 504 503 MB/s
Read 492
Write 498
Mixed 363
SusWrite 503
105% 464 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 43.1
166% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 182
184% 297 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 491 493 492 492 494 493 MB/s
Read 495
Write 480
Mixed 352
SusWrite 492
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 37
135% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 180
182% 295 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 463 453 470 464 474 MB/s
Read 474
Write 466
Mixed 354
SusWrite 463
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 35.7
132% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 136
157% 269 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Apr '15
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 16,938 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 71%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 61%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,016

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Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 5 years ago.


18 months ago.

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


12 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...


5 years ago.

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