Monday, September 24th 2018

Kingston Intros HyperX Savage EXO Portable SSD

Kingston today introduced the HyperX Savage EXO line of portable SSDs. Sized not much bigger than the likes of the Patriot Evolvr, and weighing just 56 g, the Savage EXO is priced in a lower bracket, and takes advantage of USB 3.1 gen 2 (10 Gbps), rather than Thunderbolt 3. The drive comes in capacities of 480 GB and 960 GB. Both variants offer sequential transfer rates of up to 550 MB/s reads, with up to 400 MB/s writes. It supports USB 3.1 type-C to type-C and type-C to type-A cabling. We are awaiting pricing information.
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3 Comments on Kingston Intros HyperX Savage EXO Portable SSD

On one hand its alright, USB-C is the future and such, but there is no point in using a USB 3.1 over USB 3.0
I mean 5gbps of the USB3.0 is sufficient for this drive to run at max speeds, why make it USB3.1? Unless Gen1 and Gen2 chips costs the same. Otherwise price increase without a reason.

And yes, they could have provided the prices at the same time they announce the product. I would expect them to cost around 150Eur for 960GB for them to be competetive.
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TXST Guardian
A cheap m.2 drive in a usb enclosure, wow. I'll be amazed only if its $200 or less.
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