Average Bench: 64.9% (538th of 955)

Based on 6,661 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA400S37240G, KINGSTON SA400S37240, KINGSTON SA400S3, KINGSTON SA400S37240G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SA400S3

Above average average bench

The Kingston A400 240GB averaged 35.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 125MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A400 240GB is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston A400 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 103MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 240MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,661 samples)
Min Avg Max
275 Read 396 481
94.7 Write 240 424
79.1 Mixed 275 380
44.5 SusWrite 103 222
56.4% 254 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 4K Read 26.1 32.5
15.1 4K Write 68.7 104
2.53 4K Mixed 25.4 37.5
108% 40 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 DQ Read 208 269
19.4 DQ Write 244 336
11.7 DQ Mixed 125 208
122% 192 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0105A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 127 170 141 141 107 MB/s
Read 483
Write 410
Mixed 400
SusWrite 161
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 32.6
159% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 48.9
94% 187 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71B1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 71 14 15 94 32 MB/s
Read 428
Write 154
Mixed 296
SusWrite 55.4
52% 233 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 29.7
126% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 79.1
114% 207 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71B1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 56 49 49 52 52 MB/s
Read 328
Write 319
Mixed 64
SusWrite 53.6
42% 191 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 28.2
108% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 159
151% 233 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71B1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 50 54 52 51 51 MB/s
Read 288
Write 115
Mixed 253
SusWrite 79.6
41% 184 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 66.5
4K Mixed 23.2
105% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 150
131% 195 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,531,298 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical A400 240GB Builds (Compare 2,398 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $830

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