Average Bench: 54.4% (611th of 885)

Based on 241 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A60G, KINGSTON SKC300S37A60G, KINGSTON SKC300S37A6

Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB averaged 45.5% 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 24.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 64.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB is 25.9%. 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 76.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 241 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 442 496
89.7 Write 112 124
110 Mixed 152 184
51% 236 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.1 4K Read 24.9 34.7
24.8 4K Write 64.4 101
4.72 4K Mixed 13.7 20.7
89.4% 34.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 DQ Read 76.1 124
50.2 DQ Write 103 126
9.3 DQ Mixed 25.9 40.8
37.3% 68.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free
Firmware: 507ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 118
Mixed 167
55% 256 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 20.6
119% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 89.1
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 36.9
47% 83.4 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 115
Mixed 161
56% 257 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 14.5
86% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 37.2
50% 89.4 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: 507KC4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 443
Write 115
Mixed 143
50% 233 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 56.2
4K Mixed 16
89% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 32.2
46% 86.5 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 452
Write 111
Mixed 175
53% 246 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 16.1
85% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 28.7
DQ Write 57.5
DQ Mixed 11.7
18% 32.6 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 507KC4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 326
Write 118
Mixed 148
43% 197 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 12.8
99% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 36.2
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 12.5
26% 51.4 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 524ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 459
Write 113
Mixed 135
51% 236 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 53.1
4K Mixed 8.46
71% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 59.7
DQ Mixed 11.9
18% 33.6 MB/s
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Typical SSDNow KC300 60GB Builds (Compare 3,149 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $585

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