With revenue in the multi-billion-dollars range, Kingston is the largest DRAM and flash memory products vendor in the world. While their strongest suit is in memory modules and USB/flash card storage, they are also a major player in the SSD market. HyperX their gamer- and consumer-based brand, we are now reviewing their recently released HyperX Savage SSD.
The HyperX Savage is based on a Phison controller, which is a deviation from the SandForce controllers in previous HyperX SSDs. The SSD uses 19 nanometer flash chips with "Kingston" markings on them. To the best of my knowledge, Kingston doesn't have a 19 nm fab, so these are probably Toshiba chips.
The HyperX Savage comes in capacities of 120 GB ($77), 240 GB ($120), 480 GB ($250), and 960 GB ($570).
|Specifications: HyperX Savage 240 GB|
|Flash Type:||Kingston, 19 nm MLC|
|Form Factor||SATA 2.5"|
|Thickness:||7 mm (Ultrabook compatible)|
|Capacity||240 GB (223.6 GB usable)|
16 GB additional overprovisioning
|Interface:||SATA 6 Gbps|