Average Bench: 65.4% (9th of 639)

Based on 29 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 16b3 Model: Kingston HyperX Savage
Poor: 17%Average: 65.4% Great: 92%

Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 512GB averaged 34.5% 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. Sustained Write Speed 169MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 144MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 512GB is 74.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 29 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.2 Read 211 282
37.7 Write 144 222
15.6 Mixed 134 205
8.2 SusWrite 169 261
215% 165 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.07 4K Read 3.68 8.73
0.04 4K Write 0.71 0.95
0.06 4K Mixed 0.62 1.4
59% 1.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 255 262 261 262 260 MB/s
Read 250
Write 222
Mixed 152
SusWrite 261
297% 221 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.4
92% 2 MB/s
404GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 260 260 259 138 260 MB/s
Read 255
Write 190
Mixed 122
SusWrite 239
264% 201 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.1
69% 1.33 MB/s
66GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.7 MB/s
Read 38.2
Write 38.8
Mixed 32
SusWrite 8.2
38% 29.3 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.9
62% 1.23 MB/s
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