Average Bench: 54.2% (591st of 862)

Based on 201 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A60G, KINGSTON SKC300S37A60G, KINGSTON SKC300S37A6

Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB averaged 45.7% 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 Random Read Speed 24.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 64MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB is 26.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 112MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 74.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 201 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 442 496
89.2 Write 112 125
110 Mixed 152 188
51% 236 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.58 4K Read 24.7 35.2
20 4K Write 64 101
4.61 4K Mixed 13.7 20.7
88.9% 34.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 DQ Read 74.9 124
38.3 DQ Write 102 126
9.41 DQ Mixed 25.5 40.9
36.8% 67.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
20GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 415
Write 111
Mixed 183
51% 237 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 12.2
98% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 37.7
51% 93.4 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 507ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 104
Mixed 139
52% 239 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 50.8
4K Mixed 14.6
75% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 35.7
49% 88.4 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 524ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 474
Write 120
Mixed 154
54% 249 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 45.6
4K Mixed 8.14
65% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 26.3
DQ Write 50.1
DQ Mixed 9.64
15% 28.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,467,325 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $61.0016 months ago.
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Typical SSDNow KC300 60GB Builds (Compare 2,355 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $536

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