The HyperX Savage SSD is available in stand-alone drive package or in upgrade bundle kit form and it replaces the Kingston Hyper 3K in the HyperX lineup. Capacity options range from 120GB to 960GB, all of which utilize a Phison PS3110-S10 controller with promised sequential speeds of 560/530 MB/s (read/write).
The bundle kit box is understandably thicker than the stand-alone package and the contents of which are printed at the back of the box for a quick preview. Inside, two separate compartments hold the contents within a high-density foam enclosure.
For the upgrade kit bundle, Kingston includes a USB 3.0 enclosure, 3.5″ adapter, two sets of mounting screws, SATA data cable, Multi-bit screwdriver with an interchangeable flat-head and philips tip, 7mm to 9.5mm adapter with adhesive, HyperX sticker, and a key for a copy of Acronis data migration software printed on a sheet.
The USB 3.0 cable can be found inside the USB 3.0 enclosure. This case has a sliding lock at the top while the USB 3.0 port and activity LED is located at the bottom side. It is very lightweight with a sleek brushed aluminum looking faceplate.
|Interface||SATA rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)|
|Capacities||120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB|
|Power Consumption||0.39W Idle, 0.5W Avg, 1.4W Max(read), 4.35W Max(write)|
|Dimensions||100 x 69.9 x 7mm|
|Total Bytes Written||240GB: 306TB 1.19 DWPD|
|Warranty||3-year warranty with free technical support|
The HyperX Savage SSD housing is fancier looking than most with an anodized red inlaid plate and embossed metallic accents. It is only ~7mm thick as is expected from the latest SSDs to optimize notebook compatibility.
A small sticker at the back is present as is a warranty-void sticker on top of one of the screws but otherwise, the rest of the SSD body is black.
The Phison PS3110-S10 in the HyperX Savage SSD is a quad-core, eight-channel storage controller. It supports TRIM, static and dynamic wear leveling, ECC, SmartFlush, hardware-based AES-256 encryption and end-to-end data path protection. The S8 version can be found on a lot of the current budget SATA SSDs such as the Silicon Power S80 previously reviewed.