Back in January, at CES 2015, Kingston revealed their fastest SSD yet, the HyperX Predator. Luckily for us we were able to not only nhận xét this SSD, but we were able lớn run two in RAID 0 and it turned out khổng lồ be quite the performer. Concurrently, this M.2 khung factor SSD wasn’t the only SSD being shown off by the HyperX team, during CES they also revealed a new 2.5″ 7mm size factor SATA III based SSD, the HyperX Savage.
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The HyperX Savage fills the mid-range performance spot in their SSD line up. For those looking for a step up from their HyperX Fury, but who don’t want lớn go as far as khổng lồ buy their HyperX Predator, the HyperX Savage is the SSD to look at. It is powered by a Phison S10 quad-core, eight channel controller & filled with Toshiba’s A19 NAND. These components make for a great combination và place this SSD as Kingston’s fastest SATA-based SSD with sequential speeds up lớn 560MB/s read & 530MB/s write!
Now, this sounds great, but it gets better. From our experience, upgrading lớn an SSD can be a bit daunting, even when you know what you are doing. First you need khổng lồ back up your files. Then you need khổng lồ find a screw driver to xuất hiện your case and showroom in or replace your old drive with your new SSD. Then when you go to plug in your SSD you forget you don’t have any more SATA cables và you need to lớn run khổng lồ the store khổng lồ get an extra or wait a few days after ordering one online. Then when you think you are mix you realize you want a 2.5″ to lớn 3.5″ adapter to lớn place your SSD in and buy one of those as well as some extra screws. Now that you finally installed the SSD in your system you have lớn install the operating system, run all your updates và configure all your programs và restore your files…like we said, it can be quite daunting.
In order to lớn make it less of a feat companies have been including cloning software and even 2.5″ to lớn 3.5″ adapters for those who want to lớn save some time on the migration. Kingston has taken this idea a step further by now offering a complete all-in-one update kit. Not only vày they include an Acronis True Image HD key, 2.5″ khổng lồ 3.5″ adapter, & 7mm to 9.5mm spacer, they give you a screw driver, extra screws, a SATA cable, & even a USB 3.0 to SATA enclosure! This is especially helpful for those who have laptops and want khổng lồ clone but cannot due lớn the need of an adapter such as this!
SPECIFICATIONS, PRICING, và AVAILABILITY
When it comes to specs, this 2.5″ 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD is up there with some of the best. The HyperX Savage is available in capacities of 120GB ($83.99), 240GB ($139.99), 480GB ($279.99), and 960GB ($559.99). If you are looking khổng lồ purchase the upgrade kit, it comes at just a $10 increase for any capacity making the nâng cấp kit a great value. As mentioned earlier, reads & writes are rated for up to lớn 560MB/s & 530MB/s respectively and in terms of IOPS it is rated for up to 100K IOPS read và 89K IOPS write. The 120GB model takes a slight hit in terms of write speeds, maxing out at 360MB/s for sequential write and 84K IOPS for random write.
Just as it’s higher performing brother, the HyperX Predator, the HyperX Savage offers great write endurance. The 120GB model is rated for up lớn 113TBW, the 240GB mã sản phẩm up to lớn 306TBW, the 480GB model up to 416TBW, và the 960GB mã sản phẩm is rated for up to 681TBW. When it comes khổng lồ weight, the 960GB mã sản phẩm weighs in at 92g while the other models weigh 96g. Finally, the HyperX Savage comes with the same 3-year warranty as their other SSD products.
PACKAGING và COMPONENTS
The packaging follows the same dark grunge look as the Predator’s. The front shows the capacity, read và writes speeds, as well as a picture of the SSD và the warranty length. The backside lists và shows the contents of the packaging. The contents are secured & well protected by a nice layer of foam & along with the upgrade kit, it also comes with a HyperX sticker.
The appearance of this SATA 6Gb/s SSD is like no other. The case feels lượt thích that of a quality product, it has a matte black finish all around. The front side, however, has an indent of an H/X design with HyperX in silver etched on top. On the backside is the serial number sticker where it lists the product code as well as firmware revision và that it was made in Taiwan.
A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE
Once taken apart, we can see a big thermal pad placed on the controller khổng lồ help dissipate heat into the metal casing.
Overall, we can see that the HyperX Savage’s PCB is similar to that of the Corsair Neutron XT’s và Patriot Ignite’s only that this one is a bit larger due to lớn the inclusion of eight more NAND packages.
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This is the third time we have reviewed an SSD with the Phison S10 controller. It offers many features such as kết thúc to kết thúc data path protection, Smart ECC to recover uncorrectable errors, and tư vấn for TLC NAND.