Model: Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: Kingston
Provided By: Kingston

As the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products, Kingston Technology doesn't need much of an introduction. The company got its start in 1987, when the computer industry was suffering from a severe shortage of surface-mount memory chips. To provide a solution, Kingston's founders designed a new Single In-Line Memory Module (SIMM) that used readily available, older technology through-hole components. Today, Kingston offers more than 2,000 memory products including SD cards, SSD drives, memory modules and USB flash drives for consumers, businesses, enterprises and system builders.

One of the latest additions to Kingston's line of solid state drives is the HyperX Savage. Designed to satisfy the most demanding consumers, enthusiasts and gamers, the Savage is the fastest SATA-based SSD in the HyperX family. The drive is powered by a quad-core, eight-channel Phison PS3110-S10 controller and is equipped with up to 960GB of Toshiba's Advanced 19nm (A19) MLC NAND flash. With sequential speeds of up to 560 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write, and IOPS of up to 100,000 read and 89,000 write, the HyperX Savage offers higher performance, ultra-responsive multitasking and an overall faster system.

The HyperX Savage is available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities and is sold as a stand-alone SSD or with an upgrade bundle kit. For this review, Kingston sent us the 240GB upgrade bundle kit. The 240GB version of the HyperX Savage is capable of delivering up to 560 MB/s sequential read and 530 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 100,000 random read and 89,000 random write IOPS.

 Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Numbers SHSS37A/240G (Standalone SSD)
SHSS3B7A/240G (Upgrade Kit)
Capacity 240GB
Flash Type Toshiba A19nm MLC NAND
Controller Phison PS3110-S10
Form Factor 2.5-inch
DRAM Cache 256MB
Interface SATA III 6Gb/s

Sequential Read 560 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 530 MB/s Max
4K Random Read 93,000 IOPS
4K Random Write 89,000 IOPS
Maximum 4K Random Read 100,000 IOPS
Maximum 4K Random Write 89,000 IOPS

MTBF 1 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 306TB

Power Consumption
Average 0.5 Watts
Read 1.4 Watts
Write 4.35 Watts
Idle 0.39 Watts

Operating Temperature 0 ºC to 70 ºC
Storage Temperature -40 ºC to 85 ºC
Vibration Operating 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
Vibration Non-Operating 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 100.0 x 69.9 x 7.0 mm
Weight 96g

Other Features
Includes 3.5" bracket, 9.5mm adapter and cloning software
Bundle includes USB 3.0 enclosure, multi-bit screwdriver and SATA cable
Three year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the HyperX Savage has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Kingston's new SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the HyperX Savage have what it takes? Can it deliver the performance we've come to expect from Kingston? Keep reading as we find out.

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