HyperX Savage Exo wraps SSD speed in a light and portable body

More and more external SSDs are bringing desktop-class performance to portable enclosures, and HyperX is getting in on the game with its Savage Exo. This external bit bucket pairs 3D TLC NAND media with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface for sequential speeds of up to 500 MB/s for reads and 480 MB/s for writes.

The Savage Exo itself uses a USB Type-C port to connect to PCs and Macs as general-purpose storage, and HyperX says the drive can also be used with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles to expand their capacities. The drive weighs just 56 grams, and it'll come in 480-GB and 960-GB sizes.

The Savage Exo is available now anywhere HyperX products are sold at $219 for the 480-GB model and $419 for the 960-GB model. We didn't see the drive at any of our favorite e-tailers yet, but you can buy a Savage Exo direct from HyperX today.

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    • ronch
    • 1 year ago

    “HyperX Savage Exo??? What kind of stupid name is that??!!”

    -Mad Dog Tannen

    • Bauxite
    • 1 year ago

    Samsung T5 has been out awhile, the 500GB was $99 on amazon recently and it does 400MB+ steady on 3.1g2 ports. I beat the hell out of mine.

    Honestly most random computers can’t keep up, you need a decent target drive and uasp support to ever get past suck level transfer rates.

    Methinks they need to come down on that price.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 1 year ago

    I just saw a 1 TB SSD drive going for $123 today (I bought the same drive for $150 a few months ago), so does the speed really justify the price?

      • Tumbleweed
      • 1 year ago

      That depends on your use case, of course. You might be surprised to find that not everyone has the same needs as you.

    • Thresher
    • 1 year ago

    Who comes up with these ridiculous names? I want a HyperX Savage Exo Double-Homicide Throatripper Edition drive.

      • OptimumSlinky
      • 1 year ago

      Marketing MBAs trying to appeal to Elite Military Grade Gamers.

    • Krogoth
    • 1 year ago

    isn’t this just a thumb drive with removable flash media and a tether (USB dongle)?

      • Pulsar_the_Spacenerd
      • 1 year ago

      It is dramatically faster than most thumb drives, and offers much larger storage capacity.

        • Krogoth
        • 1 year ago

        Not really when compared to some performance thumb drive SKUs. They are both limited by the USB interface.

          • rnalsation
          • 1 year ago

          Try moving 1,000 tiny files or install an OS on a regular USB controller flash drive. The multiple channels of flash and the SSD controller to handle it make a all the difference in the world.

        • Blytz
        • 1 year ago

        I want to know why we aren’t seeing more usb type-c flash drives with proper write speeds.

        Sandisk had the cz80 in 2012 and it’s write speeds are 170 meg a second, read a little over 200. The 128 gig pro variant is nearly double both those figures, both type A usb.

        These drives are 5 years old and still no type c flash (not ssd in small form factor) seem to exist.

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