Average Bench: 89.3% (348th of 1080)

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.


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.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 306MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 333MB/s

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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 368 361 400 351 402 MB/s
Read 512
Write 493
Mixed 338
SusWrite 392
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 39.7
146% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 184
187% 302 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 472 481 487 487 488 MB/s
Read 490
Write 485
Mixed 357
SusWrite 480
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 67.8
4K Mixed 34.7
122% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 186
179% 281 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 305 211 251 225 202 MB/s
Read 483
Write 460
Mixed 338
SusWrite 260
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 71
4K Mixed 35
108% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 177
172% 273 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 195 136 169 157 152 MB/s
Read 3
Write 244
Mixed 305
SusWrite 172
42% 181 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 31.6
115% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 68.6
128% 254 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

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Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

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4 years ago.

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


4 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...


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