Kingston HyperX Savage 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen1 Review

Kingston Technology HyperX Savage 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen1 Review

Kingston Technology HyperX Savage 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen1 Review

 

Being the family tech junkie, a common present that I receive is a nice new memory pen, with Kingston’s lower end DataTraveler 100 64GB USB 3.1 appearing in my stocking this Christmas, giving us the perfect opportunity to test it against Kingston’s higher end drive HyperX Savage drive.

We will see in our testing whether or not the HyperX Savage is worth the extra cost, as the DataTraveler 100 currently sells for £31.29 for the 128GB model and the HyperX Savage 128GB model selling for around £60.     

 

Kingston Technology HyperX Savage 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen1 Review  Kingston Technology HyperX Savage 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen1 Review  

 

Anvil Benchmark

In Anvil we can see the the HyperX Savage drives achieve faster than their rated 350MB/s and 250MB/s sequential read and write performance, which is something that is very good to see from a consumer memory stick. What is more impressive is how well it compares to the SSDs in the graph, especially in read performance. 

Like all other USB memory sticks on the graph gets much slower when we drop down to 4K writes, though this is something that all USB memory sticks suffer with. 

 

Kingston Technology HyperX Savage 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen1 Review  Kingston Technology HyperX Savage 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen1 Review