Average Bench: 89.3% (308th of 1040)

Based on 30,203 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 10.6% 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 34.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 48.7%. 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 299MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 325MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 30,203 samples)
Min Avg Max
226 Read 434 508
102 Write 394 492
181 Mixed 299 360
154 SusWrite 325 487
81.5% 363 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 26.2 31.7
37.4 4K Write 78.9 111
20.4 4K Mixed 34.3 41.7
125% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
199 DQ Read 322 361
69.7 DQ Write 286 371
33.9 DQ Mixed 92.3 184
127% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 494 496 500 497 498 499 MB/s
Read 504
Write 500
Mixed 362
SusWrite 497
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 43.1
165% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 138
164% 284 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: SAFM001B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 477 476 474 480 479 MB/s
Read 505
Write 480
Mixed 290
SusWrite 476
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 39.5
150% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 68.1
130% 259 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 474 479 481 480 479 MB/s
Read 480
Write 455
Mixed 347
SusWrite 471
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 36.4
136% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 182
183% 294 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM001B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 331 323 308 332 333 MB/s
Read 350
Write 343
Mixed 274
SusWrite 328
73% 324 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 27.3
106% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 66.1
95% 177 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 412 397 419 421 420 MB/s
Read 461
Write 419
Mixed 294
SusWrite 396
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 34.5
4K Mixed 23
78% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 67
87% 156 MB/s
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 12,982 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 71%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $997

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Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 5 years ago.


15 months ago.

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


9 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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