Average Bench: 87.8% (302nd of 1021)

Based on 29,328 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 12.2% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 91.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HyperX Savage 240GB is 50.6%. 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 300MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 316MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,328 samples)
Min Avg Max
257 Read 435 509
101 Write 390 495
171 Mixed 300 358
142 SusWrite 316 477
80.9% 360 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 26.1 32
32.8 4K Write 76.3 112
18.8 4K Mixed 33.6 42.3
123% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
161 DQ Read 313 360
86.7 DQ Write 283 369
25.2 DQ Mixed 91.6 183
125% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 375 365 433 373 201 MB/s
Read 476
Write 453
Mixed 359
SusWrite 354
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 31.4
108% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 180
177% 281 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,445,205 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Apr '15
AmazonUS $12010 months
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Typical Savage 240GB Builds (Compare 40,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,108

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Extreme performance for the 
extreme performer...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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...


Good

4 years ago.


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