Even without the new firmware, Kingston's HyperX Savage delivers solid performance. The sequential results we measured were some of the highest we've seen from a SATA-based product. At high queue depths, the Savage SSD is limited by that SATA bus, just like many competing high-end drives. Kingston doesn't publish performance numbers at low queue depths like Samsung and SanDisk, so we'll look at those areas in our testing today.
Kingston pairs the Phison controller with second-generation 19nm Toshiba Toggle-mode flash. Though it costs a bit more than the Micron flash used in Patriot's Ignite, performance should be a little higher with Toggle-mode flash.
Regardless of the flash alongside Phison's S10, this controller works with compressible and incompressible data differently, increasing sequential read performance when it's dealing with compressible information. We'll demonstrate the effect in question throughout our benchmarks.