HyperX Savage Exo SSD For Gamers and Power Users

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HyperX releases a lightning fast external SSD for PC and Console gamers to boost speed and lower load times!

What is it?

The HyperX Savage Exo external SSD hard drive is a small, ultra-portable hyper-fast addition to any gamers arsenal. It can be formatted to use with a PC, PS4 or Xbox One. The Exo has blazing speeds of up to 500MB/s that can cut through those pesky load screens that can turn a players blood cold.


Interface: USB 3.1
Gen 2 Type C
Capacities : 480GB, 960GB
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

My Thoughts/Recommendation

The HyperX Savage Exo impressed me immediately. The SSD is so small and portable, it is half the size of a standard 2.5 external drive and can easily fit into the smallest of pockets. I can imagine how useful this may be for gamers that take laptops to events or just anywhere to play. I have always been wary of laptop hard drives and the thought of having an external at this speed is not only useful for gaming but media editors who need the best performance for video and audio. I plugged the Savage Exo into my pc at first and had no issues with setup. I did make sure to use a USB 3.0 port to get the most out of it. When everything was loaded and ready I began to add some titles from my steam library to see how fast is could chop through the load times. Fallout 4 is a notorious load time abuser and was my first choice and the Savage Exo did not completely eliminate load times but is sure limited the period I spent waiting for the dystopian worlds to load. Dead by Daylight and war were also tried out on the new drive to noticeable increases in performance and load times. Video and Audio tests were next and there were zero problems with playback even with very hi 4k Bitrate videos so I was very pleased. It was time to re-format the Savage Exo for my PS4 and see how it held up to console gaming. Spider-Man and God of War were my choices for the PS4 and I definitely felt a boost in speeds but not as dramatically as I noticed with the PC. Still, it makes for a super solid addition to the PS4.  The only real setback is the size since I was using a 480gb drive but if you are looking for quality over quantity the Savage Exo outperforms what many people currently add to their consoles.

I would definitely recommend the HyperX Savage Exo to hardcore gamers and power users. the enhancement in speed and portability alone make it a desired addition to your gaming puzzle.

The HyperX Savage Exo sells for $127.99 for the 480gb and $273.00 for the 960gb

A review sample of the Savage Exo was made available by HyperX

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