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Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review

Random Write Steady State

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Outside of enterprise workloads that involve small random updates (like those produced by SQL), this test doesn't give us a lot of real-world information about client workloads. It does show us random data variability, and that can be useful when choosing a product for RAID. The HyperX Savage delivers high 4KB random write performance at first--the highest on the chart, in fact. At the same time, though, it also yields the lowest performance. 

In steady state, the Savage loses its high-IOPS half and only the low-IOPS portion remains. The variability observed tells us this drive isn't a good candidate for RAID 0 in high-performance systems.

Chris Ramseyer is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews consumer storage.