Announced just days ago, today we have our Kingston HyperX Savage SSD Review. Glimpses of which were shown earlier this year at CES. The HyperX Savage is set to replace the now retiring HyperX 3K, which we reviewed here, and use on our current test bench daily. The 3K is still is very able drive despite it’s age. In the last year we’ve seen a vast expansion and overhaul in the HyperX division, with new lines such as Fury coming to market. Aside from grouping their products into more logical category’s, visually they’ve all had a very sleek tune up too. The HyperX Savage SSD is styled to match the Savage DDR3 kits we reviewed here. The looks are something we’ll cover in more detail soon, we need to glance over what is going on inside too. The weakest area with the 3k (compared to more modern drives) was the limited controller, which imposed a limit of speed, when dealing with certain data types. Kingston have opted for the Phison S10 quad-core, eight-channel controller, delivering incredible read/write speeds for both compressible and incompressible data, as well as high IOPS.
On the day of publishing, the 240GB version is priced at just £80/110 depending on what model you choose. Given Kingston’s brilliant track record, we have very high hopes for the product. Did it deliver? Let’s find out...
Specification and Features
HyperX® Savage solid-state drive offers extreme performance for the extreme performer. The fastest HyperX SATA-based SSD, it’s powered by a quad-core, 8-channel Phison S10 controller that delivers incredible speeds of up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write, with read/write IOPS up to 100k/89k. The result is ultra-responsive multitasking and an overall faster system that maintains performance even as the drive fills up. With its low profile and slim, 7mm form factor, HyperX Savage SSD fits in most notebooks, desktops and HTPC builds.
- Performance — incredible speeds for enhanced productivity
- Unique design — stunning red casing to give an edge to the latest PC hardware
- Slim — 7mm thickness to fit in most desktops and notebooks
- Fast and easy migration — all-in-one kit available with premium HyperX accessories, including a handy multi-kit screwdriver and USB 3.0 enclosure for easy installation
- Guaranteed — three-year warranty and free technical support