Average Bench: 60% (11th of 639)

Based on 317 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 16b3 Model: Kingston HyperX Savage
Poor: 12%Average: 60% Great: 98%

Average average bench

The Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 256GB averaged 40.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 181MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 144MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 256GB is 85.6%. 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 3.23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 317 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 165 255
22.7 Write 144 238
14.7 Mixed 94.4 188
28.2 SusWrite 181 283
196% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.5 4K Read 3.23 5.45
0.11 4K Write 0.7 0.91
0.09 4K Mixed 0.81 1.5
63.3% 1.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
234GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 285 283 280 282 282 MB/s
Read 250
Write 190
Mixed 138
SusWrite 283
287% 215 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.3
83% 1.73 MB/s
159GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 241 246 245 247 249 MB/s
Read 225
Write 190
Mixed 127
SusWrite 246
264% 197 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.4
91% 1.93 MB/s
221GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 183 228 269 268 270 MB/s
Read 190
Write 216
Mixed 125
SusWrite 244
267% 194 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.4
92% 2 MB/s
158GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 119 221 265 266 266 MB/s
Read 195
Write 221
Mixed 118
SusWrite 209
253% 186 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.3
83% 1.73 MB/s
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