Average Bench: 60% (16th of 639)

Based on 379 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 16b3 Model: Kingston HyperX Savage
Poor: 12%Average: 60% Great: 98%

Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 256GB averaged 39.9% 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 175MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 145MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 256GB is 85.7%. 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 3.24MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.71MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 379 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.5 Read 163 256
23.8 Write 145 246
15.7 Mixed 93.4 185
28.6 SusWrite 175 282
193% 144 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.6 4K Read 3.24 5.32
0.12 4K Write 0.71 0.91
0.1 4K Mixed 0.87 1.5
65.9% 1.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
224GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 273 276 276 276 274 MB/s
Read 215
Write 248
Mixed 143
SusWrite 275
304% 220 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.2
75% 1.53 MB/s
107GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 247 242 241 245 130 MB/s
Read 225
Write 234
Mixed 122
SusWrite 225
271% 202 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.3
84% 1.8 MB/s
221GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 39.2
Write 39.5
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 39.4
51% 37.7 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.2
79% 1.93 MB/s
234GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 38 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 36.2
Write 38.8
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 38.6
51% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.2
82% 1.63 MB/s
64GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 37 38 38 37 37 MB/s
Read 36.7
Write 38.1
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 37.4
49% 36 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.2
80% 1.77 MB/s
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