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Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 27, 2015 3:09 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

ATTO

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.47

 

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products.

 

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Sequential read transfers max out at 551 MB/s. Sequential write transfers max out at 533 MB/s. Sequential read speed is quite not hitting spec, but keep in mind that this is our boot volume and it's 75% full. That said, we would point out that we are properly converting KB to MB ie: 564467KB = 551.24MB we are doubtful that anyone else is converting KB to MB including manufacturers.

 

Sequential Write

 

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Kingston's HyperX Savage is off to a good start, smoking the competition at 32K - 8182K transfers.

 

Sequential Read

 

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Again, the HyperX Savage dispatches the competition with better overall sequential read performance.

 

 

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

 

Anvil's Storage Utilities is a storage benchmark designed to measure the storage performance of SSD's. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test or just the read or write test, or you can run a single test, i.e. 4k QD16.

 

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Scoring

 

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Anvil's scoring gives a good indication of a drive's overall performance. Kingston claims the HyperX Savage 240GB will hit 4700 points with 100% incompressible data. We claim it will hit a lot more than that.

 

 

(Anvil) Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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The HyperX Savage takes a performance hit when data is random and incompressible. In this scenario, it is only able to outperform Crucial's BX100.

 

(Anvil) Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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We feel that random write performance is more important than random read performance. The HyperX Savage takes the competition to the woodshed at QD2-32.

 

 

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

 

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4k and 4k queue depths with accuracy.

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at QD4.

 

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As we saw with our Anvil's testing, the HyperX Savage is a mid-level performer when reading incompressible data.

 

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When it comes to incompressible write transfers, Kingston's HyperX Savage owns the competition.

 

 

AS SSD

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.7.4739.38088

 

AS SSD determines the performance of Solid-State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD.

 

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As stated earlier, Phison's S10 controller intrigues us. One of the reasons we find it so intriguing is its otherworldly 4K QD1 read performance in this particular test. We're not sure if this is some sort of artifact or if it's actually performing that well.

 

Nevertheless, this is the best AS-SSD performance we've seen to date for a SATA III OS disk 75% full running on Windows 8.1. So far, we've seen the HyperX Savage is a synthetic benchmark powerhouse, in that respect it's among the fastest SATA III drives to come across our bench. However, real-world testing may be another matter. Let's see how well The HyperX Savage performs when subjected to our real-world simulations.

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