Average Bench: 54.3% (591st of 859)

Based on 178 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 25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 64.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB is 26.5%. 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 74.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 178 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 442 496
88.8 Write 112 125
110 Mixed 151 188
50.9% 235 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.52 4K Read 25 35.3
16.7 4K Write 64.3 101
4.59 4K Mixed 13.6 20.8
89.3% 34.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 DQ Read 74.4 121
37.4 DQ Write 101 126
10.1 DQ Mixed 25.7 40.9
36.8% 67.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
12GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 117
Mixed 152
54% 248 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 9.18
98% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 18.5
DQ Write 86.6
DQ Mixed 37
33% 47.3 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 447
Write 115
Mixed 159
52% 240 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 9.55
84% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 24.6
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 38.7
37% 54.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,811,733 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $61.0014 months ago.
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Typical SSDNow KC300 60GB Builds (Compare 2,920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 48%
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Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $650

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