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HyperX launches Savage, new SATA-based 2.5-inch SSD

By Koh Wanzi - on 28 Apr 2015, 5:32pm

HyperX launches Savage, new SATA-based 2.5-inch SSD

The HyperX Savage also ships with an upgrade bundle kit. (Image Source: Kingston)

Even though PCIe and next-generation form factor (NGFF) drives like the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD and the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 drive may be grabbing most of the headlines these days, there’s still life in more traditional 2.5-inch SATA-based drives.

Kingston’s HyperX division has announced the HyperX Savage, a 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps drive that HyperX is aiming at performance-oriented users who demand responsive systems and quick loading times.

The HyperX Savage is currently the fastest SATA-based SSD in the HyperX product family, with sequential read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 530MB/s respectively for capacities upward of 240GB. It is intended to replace the previous SATA-based flagship, the HyperX 3K SSD. In comparison, the HyperX 3K SSDs claim 540MB/s and 450MB/s sequential read and write speeds for the 480GB version.

While the HyperX Fury and HyperX 3K SSDs featured understated monochrome designs, the HyperX Savage sets itself apart with a striking red steel and aluminium case. It measures just 100 x 69.9 x 7mm, and its low profile design means that it will fit into most notebooks, desktops and small form factor PCs.

The new drive utilizes a quad-core, eight channel Phison PS3110-S10 controller, which we also saw on the recently-announced Patriot M.2 Ignite series SSDs. It will ship in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities, so you’ll be sure to find a price and capacity configuration that works for you.

In addition, all capacities of the HyperX Savage can be purchased either as a standalone SSD or with an upgrade bundle kit that includes a 2.5-inch USB 3.0 enclosure, 3.5-inch bracket, mounting screws and even a multi-bit screwdriver. These are nice additions, and HyperX clearly intends for the drive to be compatible with a wide range of system builds and use cases.

We don't have any information on suggested retail pricing yet, but the drives and the upgrade bundle kits can already be found on Amazon

For more details, please visit HyperX's website.

Source: Kingston

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