Average Bench: 64.5% (671st of 1011)

Based on 102,389 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA400S37240G, KINGSTON SA400S37240, KINGSTON SA400S3, KINGSTON SA400S37240G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SA400S3

Above average average bench

The Kingston A400 240GB averaged 35.4% 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 27.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 79.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A400 240GB is 59.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston A400 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 158MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 270MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 102,389 samples)
Min Avg Max
293 Read 423 508
98 Write 303 444
19.6 Mixed 270 427
55.2 SusWrite 158 422
64.3% 289 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 27.5 36.7
6.87 4K Write 57.8 108
0.5 4K Mixed 21.1 37.8
99.4% 35.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.7 DQ Read 190 271
12.9 DQ Write 208 343
0.7 DQ Mixed 79.8 206
93% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1Z40102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 407 396 418 432 433 MB/s
Read 467
Write 420
Mixed 414
SusWrite 413
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 27.1
117% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 47.4
97% 194 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 227 216 215 216 230 MB/s
Read 305
Write 211
Mixed 212
SusWrite 222
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 26.1
102% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 56.3
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 213
159% 203 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jan '17
AmazonUS $323 mins
EbayUS $328 mins
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Typical A400 240GB Builds (Compare 20,607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $71

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $435

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3111-S11. Flash Memory: Toshiba 15nm TLC

Dramatically improves the responsiveness of your system...

Added 21 months ago.

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1 month ago.

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Recently got this SSD for my laptop and getting around 400 MB/s read and write speeds.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Tested both, this one was way better


Poor

23 days ago.

Great physical size in cases fits just about anywhere cheap fast for price and good capacity. Would recommend.


Poor

6 months ago.

Has a freezing problem and needs firmware updates.


Average

2 days ago.

could have used some DRAM, stutters when booting.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Cheap price, fast read/write speeds, trusted brand name... whats not to like?


Excellent

10 days ago.

Affordable and reliable!


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