Average Bench: 204% (38th of 955)

Based on 62 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC1000960G, NVMe KINGSTON SKC1000

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB averaged 103.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,906MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,375MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB is 91.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 263MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 29.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 62 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,029 Read 1,906 2,367
732 Write 1,278 1,473
763 Mixed 1,375 1,647
888 SusWrite 1,040 1,192
313% 1,400 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 4K Read 28.4 39.3
29.7 4K Write 77.5 113
15.6 4K Mixed 29.9 49.4
122% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 DQ Read 263 649
56.9 DQ Write 312 640
14.5 DQ Mixed 89.4 177
122% 222 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
857GB free
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1166 1208 1207 1188 1198 1183 MB/s
Read 1,048
Write 1,259
Mixed 738
SusWrite 1,192
239% 1,059 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 49.1
174% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 909
DQ Write 773
DQ Mixed 622
526% 768 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1131 806 827 768 724 670 MB/s
Read 962
Write 1,174
Mixed 527
SusWrite 821
196% 871 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 42.7
161% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,182
DQ Write 768
DQ Mixed 529
515% 826 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,569,776 SSDs tested.


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Typical KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB Builds (Compare 3,125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 123%
Desktop 119%
Workstation 88%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 115% - Outstanding Total price: $1,846

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