Average Bench: 88.5% (295th of 1016)

Based on 23,974 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]

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Very good average bench

The HyperX Savage 240GB averaged just 11.4% 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 Random Mixed IO Speed 33.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 282MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 49.7%. 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 299MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 322MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,974 samples)
Min Avg Max
265 Read 439 510
115 Write 400 498
211 Mixed 299 355
154 SusWrite 322 484
81.9% 365 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 26.1 32.3
33.6 4K Write 78.7 113
19.1 4K Mixed 33.6 42.4
124% 46.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
164 DQ Read 313 361
68.7 DQ Write 282 371
30.9 DQ Mixed 85.7 183
122% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 469 477 372 472 474 MB/s
Read 491
Write 472
Mixed 309
SusWrite 456
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 39
149% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 67.9
130% 258 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 234 175 271 199 277 MB/s
Read 349
Write 88
Mixed 295
SusWrite 220
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 54.6
4K Mixed 28.5
101% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 99.3
DQ Mixed 45.5
81% 168 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,626,442 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Apr '15
AmazonUS $1206 months
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 35,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,027

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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...


Good

4 years ago.


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