Average Bench: 217% (14th of 911)

Based on 126 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SKC1000480G

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston SKC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB averaged 117.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SKC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,096MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,436MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SKC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB is 135%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston SKC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 250MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 272MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 126 samples)
Min Avg Max
751 Read 2,096 2,604
652 Write 1,289 1,513
676 Mixed 1,436 1,762
355% 1,607 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 35.9 40.4
36.4 4K Write 82.7 116
16 4K Mixed 34.7 53.4
143% 51.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 DQ Read 250 626
58.8 DQ Write 272 578
17.1 DQ Mixed 92.7 189
116% 205 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
358GB free
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,288
Write 1,443
Mixed 1,641
396% 1,791 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 45
157% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 104
114% 190 MB/s
439GB free
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,285
Write 1,430
Mixed 1,674
398% 1,796 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 41.6
123% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 87.3
DQ Mixed 62.8
62% 101 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 1,484
Write 805
Mixed 1,016
243% 1,102 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 31.8
115% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 405
DQ Write 433
DQ Mixed 117
171% 318 MB/s
126 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,060,410 SSDs tested.


AmazonUS $2107 mins
NeweggUS $2558 hrs
Send price feedback
Typical SKC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB Builds (Compare 1,961 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 102%
Desktop 121%
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming K5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,137

Popular SKC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - Sometimes benchmarks get it completely wrong...
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
  • Details ordered by value - Detailed performance stats ordered by overall value for money.


911 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $335Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $188AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $139
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $190SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $216SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback