Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The Kingston HyperX Savage has a bold cosmetic design. The anodized red trim is hard to miss. The beauty is more than skin deep. That flash is backed up by a very solid feel as well. The drive had no discernable flex to it and is rather heavy for a SATA SSD. The HyperX Savage is a wonderful drive throughout, having the excellent finish and solid construction I’ve come to expect from Kingston.
ATTO recorded as read speed of 563 MB/s. This almost exactly matches the specification provided by Kingston. ATTO also recorded as write speed of 544 MB/s. This is getting very close to the limit of what the Intel SATA controller on our test motherboard can do and is one of the fastest SATA SSD’s we have tested to date. Performance was extremely constant as well, dealing with both compressed and uncompressed data with ease. The HyperX Savage is certainly a worthy successor to the HyperX 3K.
The drive is also available in 120GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities. The upgrade bundle is a nice feature and adds much flexibility to the drive with minimal additional cost. The Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SATA SSD is available online from Amazon and Newegg for $149.99 with the upgrade bundle and $139.00 without. This is a great price for a drive of this level of performance.
- Well Priced
- Bold Cosmetics
- High Quality Components
- Excellent Read and Write Speeds