Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review – A performance SSD

 

Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review - A performance SSD

Review: Hyperx
Savage

Reviewed by: Antonis
Sapanidis

Provided by: Kingston

Model: Hyperx Savage 240GB SSD

Firmware version: SAFM00.r

 

 

 

It’s no secret that things have started to
change when it comes to SSDs, and with the arrival of NVMe drives it starts to
look like the days of SATA drives are limited. In a way this might be true, but
it will take a long time before this happens, so there is still a lot of room
for SATA drives to prove that they deserve a place in our system. So Kingston
was very kind and provided me with the HyperX Savage SSD, a drive that
according to the specifications is amongst the fastest SATA drives that you can
get, and soon I will have a chance to verify all this.

Before I move forward with this review I
would like to point you to the Kingston website, so that you can learn all
about their Hyperx Series, and the history of Kingston, simply by clicking here.

Now let’s take a look at the package, its
contents, and the drive.

Hyperx Savage 240GB SSD

Let’s start by taking a look at the package
and the contents of the Hyperx Savage 240GB SSD. We’ll start with the package.

Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review - A performance SSD

The
front of the Hyperx Savage SSD box,

Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review - A performance SSD

and
the back of the box.

Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review - A performance SSD

 

So let’s take a closer look at what you
will find inside the Hyperx Savage SSD package, and to be honest you will have everything
that you need. Starting with an SATA cable, a Hyperx sticker, eight screws, a
2.5mm spacer, a screwdriver, a USB3 external case, and a USB3 cable. Most
importantly inside there is the SSD and serial number for a free copy of
Acronis True Image. With everything that is included with the Hyperx Savage
it’s clear that not only you will be able to make your life much easier, but
also you will be ready to clone your old hard drive to your new SSD and use that
old hard drive as an external drive right after the installation your new SSD.

 

Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review - A performance SSD

A
look at the top side of the Hyperx Savage 240GB SSD.

Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review - A performance SSD

And
the underside of the Hyperx Savage SSD.

Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review - A performance SSD

Here is the front side of the PCB, on which
we can see the DRAM, the eight NAND chips, and the PHISON controller.

Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review - A performance SSD

On the side we find another set of eight
NAND chips.

Specifications of the Hyperx Savage 240GB SSD

In the pictures below we get a more
detailed view of the specifications of the Hyperx Savage SSD series as they
appear on official website.

Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review - A performance SSD

In the above picture we can see that the
drive is available in four capacities starting from 120GB, moving up to 240GB, 480GB,
and 960GB. We can also see the main specifications of all the drives, but in
our case I will focus on the specifications of the 240GB drive.

CrystalDiskInfo

Kingston Hyperx Savage SSD Review - A performance SSD

In
the above screenshot we can see all the available info for the Hyperx Savage 240GB
SSD.

 

Let’s head to the next page where we
take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.