Average Bench: 54.2% (17th of 639)

Based on 168 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 16b3 Model: Kingston HyperX Savage

Average average bench

The Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 256GB averaged 45.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 128MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 98.8MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 256GB is 72.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.47MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 168 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.3 Read 163 263
20.5 Write 128 218
13.6 Mixed 98.8 202
157% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.18 4K Read 3.28 6.17
0.1 4K Write 0.63 0.92
0.03 4K Mixed 0.47 0.71
49.4% 1.46 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
172GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 249
Write 192
Mixed 172
250% 205 MB/s
4K Read 10.3
4K Write 0.24
4K Mixed 0.65
69% 3.74 MB/s
166GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 246
Write 195
Mixed 19
169% 153 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.11
20% 1.17 MB/s
166GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 238
Write 190
Mixed 18.1
164% 149 MB/s
4K Read 4.97
4K Write 0.13
4K Mixed 0.12
27% 1.74 MB/s
146GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Read 166
Write 176
Mixed 35.5
150% 126 MB/s
4K Read 4.34
4K Write 0.76
4K Mixed 0.55
61% 1.88 MB/s
166GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 40.9
Write 40.3
Mixed 21.6
42% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 2.56
4K Write 0.11
4K Mixed 0.46
29% 1.04 MB/s
28GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 36.9
Write 31.2
Mixed 21.7
36% 29.9 MB/s
4K Read 2.81
4K Write 0.86
4K Mixed 0.66
62% 1.44 MB/s
167GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 36.9
Write 31.2
Mixed 34.9
44% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.71
4K Mixed 0.49
48% 1.07 MB/s
151GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 29.5
Write 24.4
Mixed 18.5
29% 24.1 MB/s
4K Read 2.09
4K Write 0.75
4K Mixed 0.56
52% 1.13 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming K5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,034

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