Average Bench: 54.1% (671st of 929)

Based on 291 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A60G, KINGSTON SKC300S37A60G, KINGSTON SKC300S37A6

Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB averaged 45.9% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 63.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB is 26.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 112MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 75.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 291 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 442 496
89 Write 112 124
110 Mixed 153 186
51% 236 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.82 4K Read 24.7 34.9
25 4K Write 63.7 101
4.6 4K Mixed 13.5 20.6
88.4% 34 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 DQ Read 75.5 125
45 DQ Write 101 126
9.12 DQ Mixed 25.8 41
36.9% 67.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
8GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 482
Write 73.9
Mixed 126
49% 227 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 18.6
119% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 104
DQ Write 92.2
DQ Mixed 34.3
43% 76.8 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 467
Write 125
Mixed 184
56% 259 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 63.1
4K Mixed 18.2
100% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 123
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 44.1
52% 89.4 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 344
Write 96.6
Mixed 122
41% 188 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 11.4
111% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 36.3
47% 83.6 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 507KC4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 367
Write 115
Mixed 163
47% 215 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 10.9
72% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 25.5
DQ Write 47.8
DQ Mixed 34.4
27% 35.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,176,988 SSDs tested.


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Typical SSDNow KC300 60GB Builds (Compare 3,848 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 48%
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $526

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