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HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review

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Posted April 27, 2015 by Kenny in Storage, HDs & SSDs

Overview

Hardware:
 
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Release Date: 04/27/2015
 
Price at time of Review: $149.99 for Upgrade Bundle and $139.99 for Stand Alone Drive
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Outstanding performance, Fast read and write speeds, Great Aesthetic Appeal
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Only one color available.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
HyperX offers a 3 year warranty with the Savages Series SSD's and offering the 240GB drive at a price of $149.99 for the upgrade bundle we reviewed today and $139.99 for the stand alone drive if you don't need the extras from the bundle, we find this to be prices competitively with its competition. with considerations that this drive is targeted towards the Medium-Heavy use Gamers, PC Enthusiasts and Professional Content Creators, the HyperX Savage drive is something to desire.
by Kenny
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Introduction

Solid-State Drives are starting to become the norm when shopping for storage. With drive prices on a decline and capacities getting larger, many are starting to consider SSD’s as there primary source for storage. While prices for the large capacities SSDs are no where near standard mechanical drives, they are become more affordable in recent years.

For those that are looking for SSD Drives, most are typically using them as a primary system drive, or as we call it, the “OS” or “boot” drive. So capacities of 120GB all way to 500GB are not uncommon and seem to be the popular sizes. So with so many SSD Drives in today’s market, often times we tend to turn to the names or companies we are familiar with.

Kingston Technology, one of the leaders in the industry has been rather well known for its previous HyperX 3K Series Drives. But as most already know, Kingston started to branch out its HyperX line up to its own brand as of the recent years and the HyperX brand has grown substantially. With this in mind, we are going to be looking at one of these new SSD Drives part of the Savage Series from HyperX.

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We bring you the HyperX Savage 240GB Solid-State Drive. HyperX’s Savage SSD will be replacing the aging HyperX 3K drives which was previously released by Kingston. The Savage series is considered to be the mid range line up from HyperX while Fury remains to be the entry level and Predator Series are the flagship model. Before we get down to the nitty gritty of the drive, let’s talk a little bit about who HyperX is.

HyperX

About HyperX:

“HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Started in 2002, HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown over the years to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Featuring best-in-class components that have delivered superior performance, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, HyperX products are the choice of top-rated gamers, tech enthusiasts and overclockers worldwide. From setting memory world records to achieving the most stringent product certifications, HyperX is committed to delivering reliable products with the highest performance standards. In addition, HyperX is the proud sponsor of over 20 gaming teams globally and the main sponsor of the Intel Extreme Masters and Dreamhack festivals. HyperX products are designed to meet the most rigorous demands of professional gamers to give them the winning edge and help gamers stay on top of their game.”

Let’s move on and take a look at the packing and contents.

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