Swift, light and portable: Kingston HyperX Savage EXO External SSD

We have finally transitioned to an age of larger storage with compact and sleek portable devices. Starting with 2.5-inch external hard disk drives to now thin and light portable SSDs. We take the HyperX SAVAGE EXO External SSD that uses 3D NAND technology for a spin.

HyperX SAVAGE EXO Portable SSD  Specifications

Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
Capacities 480GB, 960GB
NAND 3D TLC
Sequential Read/Write 480GB/960GB – up to 500/480MB/s
Power Consumption 5v 900mA
Dimensions 123.82mm x 48.61mm x 10.24mm
Operating temperature 0°C~70°C
Storage temperature -40°C~85°C
Weight 56g
Vibration operating 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
Vibration non-operating 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
Life expectancy 1 million hours MTBF
Warranty/support Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support

Design

The HyperX Savage EXO is only 56g and has a sleek design fit for portability of any type. Be it your latest console or pc games, or even your most important documents. It has a black and grey colors scheme with the HyperX branding right on top. On the side, is the USB Type C port which utilizes the USB 3.1 Gen 2 connection.

Performance

We initially attempted to transfer our whole steam library to our HyperX Savage EXO and it was hitting 115 MB/s finishing at ultimately 1.2 hours.

When we ran synthetic benchmarks, looking at the sequential performance, the EXO recorded 522.1MB/s read and 511.1MB/s write. in

When looking at its 2MB sequential performance, the EXO recorded just 522.1MB/s read and 511.1MB/s write. In comparison, the Transcend ESD250C posted speeds of 285.0MB/s read and 166.2MB/s write.

Conclusion

As far as gaming is concerned, some would say that buying an external SSD for almost half the cost is better to expand storage. What the Hyper X Savage EXO offers is convenience, versatility, portability and an easy way for you to carry your files around without the need to carry a bulky 2.5″ hard drive.  Priced at P6,890 at PCHub, we feel as though this is worth the price tag that HyperX was able to put on it.

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Post Author: Christian

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