Average Bench: 90.2% (184th of 956)

Based on 4,645 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SHSS37A480G

Excellent average bench

The Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB averaged just 9.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 271MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB is 43.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 368MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 371MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,645 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 471 523
226 Write 435 503
255 Mixed 371 507
193 SusWrite 368 476
92.5% 411 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 25.8 31.4
37.3 4K Write 82.3 114
11 4K Mixed 27.2 41.3
118% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 DQ Read 252 352
73.6 DQ Write 271 353
11 DQ Mixed 82.3 176
111% 202 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
295GB free
Firmware: SAFM001B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 430 424 424 419 428 MB/s
Read 488
Write 369
Mixed 308
SusWrite 428
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 28
126% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 67.2
125% 246 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 353 61 369 279 102 MB/s
Read 410
Write 398
Mixed 284
SusWrite 252
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 27.8
101% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 66.7
127% 254 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 300 263 346 291 271 MB/s
Read 172
Write 288
Mixed 191
SusWrite 294
54% 236 MB/s
4K Read 15.1
4K Write 17.8
4K Mixed 12.9
49% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 25.5
DQ Write 76.8
DQ Mixed 32.8
30% 45 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,956,775 SSDs tested.

Typical SHSS37A480G 480GB Builds (Compare 22,783 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $999

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