Average Bench: 89.5% (233rd of 980)

Based on 16,093 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 10.5% 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 Random Mixed IO Speed 34.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 54.2%. 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 302MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 322MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 16,093 samples)
Min Avg Max
203 Read 434 510
90.6 Write 399 494
198 Mixed 302 355
133 SusWrite 322 480
81.8% 364 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.9 4K Read 26.2 32.5
38.8 4K Write 82.6 114
19.3 4K Mixed 34.4 42.4
128% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.8 DQ Read 309 361
83.3 DQ Write 288 364
28.2 DQ Mixed 90.5 182
125% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: SAFM001B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 489 490 491 492 491 490 MB/s
Read 502
Write 485
Mixed 314
SusWrite 490
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 40.7
156% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 68.3
130% 260 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 421 457 393 440 459 MB/s
Read 472
Write 297
Mixed 336
SusWrite 424
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 39.9
159% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 180
183% 295 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 475 458 468 474 468 MB/s
Read 492
Write 470
Mixed 304
SusWrite 468
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 33.2
140% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 68
130% 261 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 252 151 201 151 151 MB/s
Read 426
Write 424
Mixed 291
SusWrite 201
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 23.8
119% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 62.4
120% 239 MB/s
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Desktop 83%
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Workstation 64%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $959

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Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
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18 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...


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