Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB USB3.1 Gen1 Review

Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB USB3.1 Gen1 Review

Review: Kingston
HyperX Savage USB3.1

Reviewed by: Antonis
Sapanidis

Provided by: Kingston

Manufactured: in Taiwan

A few days ago I was looking for small USB
flash drive to put some MP3s onto, to listen to on my SONY micro Hi-Fi, and I came
across my first USB flash drive, a Kingston DataTraveler that was only 2GB.
Back in the very early 2000’s this was a big drive. It’s not very fast, but it
could hold one movie, a few CDs that were converted to MP3s, and also some
software, mainly audio and video drivers. What more could you ask for? Well
back then that was okay, but now? Size is no longer a problem, as you can find
USB flash drives up to 1TB, but now you also need to take speed into consideration.

Speaking of speed, I now have opportunity to test the HyperX Savage USB3.1 (Gen1) flash drive, which promises
to give very impressive read and write speeds, with sizes that will fit all
your needs, and at the same time with very aggressive pricing. But before I
start this review I would like to direct you to the official HyperX website HyperXso
that you can find out everything you need about HyperX, simply by clicking here.

Now we can start this review by taking a
look at the package of the HyperX Savage USB flash drive, and its contentsHyperX.

HyperX Savage USB3.1 (Gen1) 128GB flash drive, packaging and
specifications


Let’s take a closer look at the packaging
of the Kingston HyperX Savage USB3.1 flash drive.

Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB USB3.1 Gen1 Review

The
front is very simple and clean looking, mainly focusing on the hardware and the
specifications of the Savage USB3.1 (Gen 1) flash drive.

Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB USB3.1 Gen1 Review 

This
is what you will find inside.

Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB USB3.1 Gen1 Review

I
would dare to call the Kingston HyperX Savage USB3.1 ‘sexy’, as you can see from
the above picture, and the rear looks very similar.

Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB USB3.1 Gen1 Review

The rear
of the Kingston HyperX Savage USB3.1 flash drive

Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB USB3.1 Gen1 Review

Specifications

Let’s take a look at the specifications for
the Kingston HyperX Savage as they appear on their website.

Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB USB3.1 Gen1 Review

As we can see there are four capacities available
for the Savage USB3.1 flash drive, starting with 64GB and including the 128GB drive
which is the drive that I will reviewing. There are
also two more drives available with sizes of 256GB and 512GB. The drive is
USB3.1 and as we’ve come to expect with every new version of USB they’re always
backwards compatible. You also get a five year warranty, which is something
that is welcome.
For many of us the main reason to consider the Savage USB3.1 flash drive, other
than its looks, would be its speed. It promises read speeds up to 350MB/Sec and
a write speed close to 250MB/sec so on paper I have to admit that every box is
ticked.

Before we find out more about the
performance of the Kingston HyperX Savage USB3.1 flash drive let’s find out
what’s inside.

Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB USB3.1 Gen1 Review

Here we can see that the HyperX Savage uses
the Phison PS2308 controller and also MLC memory chips made by Toshiba.

Now it’s time to put the Kingston HyperX
Savage flash drive to the test and see if it can achieve the numbers that it
promises. So let’s start our tests.

 

Now let’s start testing the drive with the
NTFS file-system…