Average Bench: 66% (9th of 639)

Based on 33 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0951 PID 16b3 Model: Kingston HyperX Savage
Poor: 18%Average: 66% Great: 92%

Above average average bench

The Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 512GB averaged 33.9% 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 180MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 148MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 512GB is 74.2%. 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 3.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.2 Read 208 282
36.9 Write 148 243
15.6 Mixed 131 205
8.2 SusWrite 180 261
219% 167 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.07 4K Read 3.6 8.73
0.04 4K Write 0.72 0.95
0.06 4K Mixed 0.69 1.4
61.4% 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: 237 256 252 262 262 257 MB/s
Read 236
Write 220
Mixed 153
SusWrite 254
292% 216 MB/s
4K Read 3.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.4
88% 1.93 MB/s
113GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 256 250 260 257 256 MB/s
Read 243
Write 243
Mixed 147
SusWrite 246
296% 220 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.2
78% 1.57 MB/s
254GB free, PID 16b3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 39.8
Write 36.9
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 42.3
50% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.2
75% 1.6 MB/s
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