Fancy a Kingston HyperX Savage 960GB SSD for less than $500?

Ah, Solid State Drives, perhaps the next best upgrade for your PC besides a CPU and GPU. However not always the best for your wallet, am I right? The price per GB is still high and while the prices are dropping, we’re still looking at rocket high prices for a large SSD…wait, what’s that?

Tiger Direct and Amazon both have a 960GB SSD for less than $500? No way, get out of town, is what you’re thinking right now but it’s true. Currently up on Tiger Direct’s website is the Kingston HyperX Savage 960GB SS for $484.99. Normally the drive retails for $900.00, 48% has been slashed off the price of the drive. Amazon is also selling the drive for under $500.00, however they are selling it for $494.99 and has reduced the drive by 51% as it normally sells for $1,000.00!


So if you have $500.00 just laying around and you’re eyeing a SSD upgrade, give this guy a once over.

Tiger Direct HyperX Savage link.
Amazon’s HyperX Savage link.

Drive specs below:

   Device Type:  Solid state drive – internal
   Capacity:  960 GB
   Form Factor:  2.5″
   Interface:  SATA 6Gb/s
   Features:  Phison PS3110-S10 controller, 0.66 DWPD
   Width:  0.3 in
   Depth:  3.9 in
   Height:  0.3 in
   Weight:  3.4 oz

   SSD Endurance:  681 TB
   Drive Transfer Rate:  600 MBps (external)
   Internal Data Rate:  560 MBps (read) / 530 MBps (write)
   4KB Random Read:  97000 IOPS
   4KB Random Write:  89000 IOPS
   Maximum 4KB Random Write:  89000 IOPS

   MTBF:  1,000,000 hour(s)

Expansion & Connectivity
   Interfaces:  1 x SATA 6 Gb/s – 7 pin Serial ATA
   Compatible Bays:  1 x internal – 2.5″

   Power Consumption:  1.4 Watt ( read ) ¦ 4.35 Watt ( write ) ¦ 0.39 Watt ( idle ) ¦ 0.5 Watt ( average )

   Included Accessories:  3.5-inch bay adapter, 7mm to 9.5mm holder
   Mounting Kit:  Included
   Compliant Standards:  ISO 9001:2008, SGS

Manufacturer Warranty
   Service & Support:  3 years warranty
   Service & Support Details:  Limited warranty – 3 years

Environmental Parameters
   Min Operating Temperature:  32 °F
   Max Operating Temperature:  158 °F
   Vibration Tolerance (operating):  2.17 g @ 7-800 Hz
   Vibration Tolerance (non-operating):  20 g @ 10-2000 Hz



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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.