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Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SATA III SSD Review (Page 5)

Jon Coulter | Apr 27, 2015 at 10:09 am CDT - 1 min, 30 secs time to read this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

Iometer - Maximum IOPS

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

We use Iometer to measure high queue depth performance.

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The HyperX Savage has no issues meeting and exceeding Kingston' marketing spec. of 100K/89K. These are the best numbers we've seen from any SATA-based SSD.

Iometer - Disk Response

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

We use Iometer to measure disk response times. Disk response times are measured at an industry accepted standard of 4K QD1 for both write and read. Each test runs twice for 30 seconds consecutively, with a 5-second ramp-up before each test. We partition the drive/array as a secondary device for this testing.

Write Response

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Read Response

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Average Disk Response

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The HyperX Savage has better read response times than the Crucial drive's, and better write response times than Intel's 730 and SanDisk's Extreme Pro.

DiskBench - Directory Copy

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.6.2.0

We use DiskBench to time a 28.6GB block (9,882 files in 1,247 folders) of mostly incompressible random data as it's transferred from our DC P3700 PCIe NVME SSD to our test drive. We then read from a 6GB zip file that's part of our 28.6GB data block to determine the test drives read transfer rate. Our system is restarted prior to the read test to clear any cached data, ensuring an accurate test result.

Write Transfer Rate

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Read Transfer Rate

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Kingston's HyperX Savage didn't win any of our light workload simulations, but it clearly dominates our write transfer test. We are very impressed by this performance. Keep in mind that this is sustained performance while transferring a huge 28.6 GB block of data.

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Jon Coulter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jon Coulter

Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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