For his week’s SSD of the Week we turn to Kingston, a well-established maker of memory products for over 25 years. Furthermore, Kingston has been the world’s number-one memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market for over 10 years. Kingston’s HyperX line of products bring forth both the high performance and looks that gamers and enthusiasts demand. The HyperX Savage is no different, with its up to 560MB/s read speeds and killer design it should entice many.
The Kingston HyperX Savage comes in a 7mm 2.5” SATA III form factor and is available in the 120GB ($63.99), 240GB ($91.99), 480GB ($194.99), and 960GB ($459.31) capacities. This SSD uses a Phison S10 controller which we haven’t seen many companies use even though it has features such as end to end data path protection, Smart ECC to recover uncorrectable errors, and support for TLC NAND. Furthermore, the HyperX Savage uses Toshiba A19 64GBit MLC NAND Flash. The sequential read speeds are rated for up to 560MB/s and write speeds for up to 530MB/s. Also, the IOPS rated speeds reach up to 100K IOPS read and 89K IOPS write. However, the 120GB capacity has a slightly lower write speeds with its upper limits at 360MB/s for sequential write and 84K IOPS for random write. In line with Kingston’s other SSDs the HyperX Savage has great write endurance. The 120GB model is rated for up to 113TBW, the 240GB model up to 306TBW, the 480GB model up to 416TBW, and the 960GB model is rated for up to 681TBW. This SSD comes with a standard 3-year warranty that most SSDs are packaged with.
Kingston also offers a hassle free all-in-one kit to make the installation of your new SSD a breeze. It includes an Acronis True Image HD key, 2.5″ to 3.5″ adapter, 7mm to 9.5mm spacer, a screwdriver, extra screws, a SATA cable, and a USB 3.0 to SATA enclosure.
For a more detailed look at the Kingston HyperX Savage check out our report here.
If you want a good-looking SSD as well the tools to swap your information and install the SSD into your system….