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Kingston HyperX Savage SSD Review

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests

CrystalDiskMark 3.0 is a file transfer and operational bandwidth benchmark tool from Crystal Dew World that offers performance transfer speed results using sequential, 512KB random, and 4KB random samples. For our test results chart below, the 4KB 32-Queue Depth read and write performance was measured using a 1000MB space. CrystalDiskMark requires that an active partition be set on the drive being tested, and all drives are formatted with NTFS on the Intel P67 chipset configured to use AHCI-mode. Benchmark Reviews uses CrystalDiskMark to illustrate operational IOPS performance with multiple threads. In addition to our other tests, this benchmark allows us to determine operational bandwidth under heavy load.

CrystalDiskMark uses compressed data, so sequential file transfer speeds are reported lower than with other tools using uncompressed data. For this reason, we will concentrate on the operational IOPS performance in this section.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0 reports sequential speeds reaching 527.3 MB/s reads and 509.8 MB/s writes. 512K test results reached 383.8 MB/s read and 489.4 MB/s write performance. 4K tests produced 31.71 read and 89.96 write performance. The CrystalDiskMark results for the 240GB HyperX Savage SSD surpassed all other SATA-based solid state drives, and were once again at the very top.

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240GB HyperX Savage SSD CrystalDiskMark Results

Maximum 4KB IOPS performance results at queue depth 32 are reported in the chart below. These values represent the performance levels for several enthusiast-level storage solutions, and illustrates which products offer the best operational performance under load:

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In the next section, we continue our testing using Iometer to measure input/output performance…


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1 comment

  1. kzinti1

    “COMMENT QUESTION: Which brand of SSD do you trust most?”
    INTEL. Above all else.
    Who could possibly make a better SSD than the maker of the cpu that controls it?
    I just received a freebie from GALAX, when I ordered a GALAX GTX 980 HOF video-card from their factory.
    The SSD is their new “Gamer” series SSD and it’s 240GB.
    I haven’t had time to try it out, but it isn’t an INTEL, plus it’s also the largest SSD that GALAX makes.
    Way too small for much of anything except a few games.
    I’m waiting on my INTEL 1.2TB PCI-E SSD to arrive.
    The absolutely fastest SSD ever invented, bar none!

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