Average Bench: 55% (16th of 634)

Based on 131 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 16b3 Model: Kingston HyperX Savage

Average average bench

The Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 256GB averaged 45.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 98.9MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 256GB is 72.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.22MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.48MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 131 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.9 Read 163 263
20 Write 131 221
12.2 Mixed 98.9 200
159% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.19 4K Read 3.22 5.89
0.1 4K Write 0.64 0.92
0.01 4K Mixed 0.48 0.7
49.8% 1.44 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
166GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 274
Write 193
Mixed 147
242% 204 MB/s
4K Read 1.93
4K Write 0.33
4K Mixed 0.66
41% 0.97 MB/s
127GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 204
Write 181
Mixed 140
217% 175 MB/s
4K Read 2.86
4K Write 0.87
4K Mixed 0.6
60% 1.44 MB/s
4GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 158
Write 199
Mixed 99
195% 152 MB/s
4K Read 2.85
4K Write 0.78
4K Mixed 0.63
59% 1.42 MB/s
234GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 241
Write 141
Mixed 172
221% 185 MB/s
4K Read 2.07
4K Write 0.65
4K Mixed 0.5
47% 1.07 MB/s
234GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 233
Write 140
Mixed 177
221% 183 MB/s
4K Read 2.07
4K Write 0.62
4K Mixed 0.43
43% 1.04 MB/s
225GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 33
Write 28.3
Mixed 16.5
31% 25.9 MB/s
4K Read 2.43
4K Write 0.87
4K Mixed 0.55
57% 1.28 MB/s
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Desktop 121%
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming K5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,055

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