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Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review, Raw Savage Speed (SHSS3B7A/240G)

HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Upgrade Kit, A Closer Look

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Well packaged in a sturdy cardboard box the HyperX 240GB SSD Upgrade kit arrives inside a double plastic bubble mailer and it’s a tribute to the packaging it arrived without a scratch on it.

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Packed in a resilient foam the HyperX Savage SSD isn’t going anywhere inside the box and almost every component of the Kit has its own slot inside the box.

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The aluminum and steel casing and Diamond cut design make the distinctive red stand out. The casing around the embossed emblem is actually black but Kingston performed some magic on the drive and it appears grey in the hundreds of photos we took.

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See what we mean about the magic, in this shot with the same camera setting but farther back you see the true color of the casing but the embossed emblem is darker than it looks. In all the drive is a work of art and it’s a shame it’ll be tucked away in some dark dusty corner of your rig so just avoid all that and mail them to us at Bjorn3D where we’ll put them in some dusty corner of our rig.

The front of the drive enclosure looks like brushed aluminum with a silver diamond cut designed HyperX in raised etched letters.

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The back of the drive enclosure shows a pretty standard sticker with all the usual warnings and you get a glimpse of the drive activity light and USB 3.0 drive side connector.

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From this angle you see the 3.0 drive side connector and the blue USB 3.0 connector that has become the traditional color of USB 3.0.

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Kingston thoughtfully included a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter but make sure you need it before application because it uses two glue surfaces to adhere to the drive.

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Finely cut the Multi-bit screw driver looks to be aluminum and includes two bits and a clip for a shirt pocket. The bits are stored under the cap of the screw driver.

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Back to the drive itself we squeezed out a better photo of the drive and even though the embossed lettering shows up black but it and the wings on each side are silver. That’s one mean trick Kingston played and you just know there is some designer somewhere snickering “They’ll never get one composite picture of this drive with the color balances all correct”.

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The back of the drive shows the usual “Do not remove or you void the warranty” sticker and a specification and warning sticker. We would like to note that our sticker was missing the do not serve with a red sauce as it will clash with the other side of the drive warning.

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Business end of the drive a standard SATA 6G 600MB/s connector backwards compatible with all SATA standards.

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Last but not least a closeup of the sticker showing this is a genuine HyperX 240GB drive but amazingly the Savage name is missing unless the designer made it as elusive as the colors on the front of the drive.

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