Average Bench: 212% (34th of 955)

Based on 286 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC1000480G, NVMe KINGSTON SKC1000

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB averaged 111.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,995MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,346MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB is 146%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 305MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 286 samples)
Min Avg Max
751 Read 1,995 2,581
357 Write 1,231 1,498
465 Mixed 1,346 1,747
211 SusWrite 741 1,115
296% 1,328 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 39 40.2
29.9 4K Write 82.5 116
15.9 4K Mixed 34.3 54.9
147% 51.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.1 DQ Read 305 927
55 DQ Write 301 763
16.5 DQ Mixed 120 523
140% 242 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1137 1099 984 1032 996 966 MB/s
Read 838
Write 985
Mixed 683
SusWrite 1,036
200% 885 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 54.3
183% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 947
DQ Write 772
DQ Mixed 622
530% 780 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1017 995 827 894 755 671 MB/s
Read 910
Write 1,036
Mixed 741
SusWrite 860
200% 887 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 55.5
187% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,059
DQ Write 770
DQ Mixed 614
540% 814 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1154 938 931 947 943 924 MB/s
Read 981
Write 1,256
Mixed 532
SusWrite 973
211% 936 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 35.9
140% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,148
DQ Write 774
DQ Mixed 527
511% 816 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 807 807 679 665 678 636 MB/s
Read 634
Write 605
Mixed 570
SusWrite 712
142% 630 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 55.2
190% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,056
DQ Write 773
DQ Mixed 624
545% 818 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 213 215 344 603 621 MB/s
Read 868
Write 131
Mixed 274
SusWrite 356
89% 407 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 37.6
135% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 485
DQ Write 370
DQ Mixed 188
205% 347 MB/s
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Typical KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB Builds (Compare 2,336 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming K5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,098

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