Average Bench: 60.7% (738th of 1021)

Based on 154,098 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA400S37240G, KINGSTON SA400S37240, KINGSTON SA400S3, KINGSTON SA400S37240G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SA400S3

Above average average bench

The Kingston A400 240GB averaged 39.2% 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 26.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 78.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A400 240GB is 59.3%. 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 145MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 252MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 154,098 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 420 510
94.1 Write 303 446
14.8 Mixed 252 426
51.9 SusWrite 145 388
62.4% 280 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.4 4K Read 26.3 35.1
6.52 4K Write 52.3 106
0.4 4K Mixed 19.2 38.5
92.2% 32.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.3 DQ Read 186 270
9.5 DQ Write 186 341
0.8 DQ Mixed 78.2 203
88.4% 150 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
220GB free
Firmware: R0105A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 140 153 48 111 112 MB/s
Read 497
Write 445
Mixed 416
SusWrite 163
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 29.4
145% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 47.8
100% 199 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 185 207 197 203 229 MB/s
Read 255
Write 199
Mixed 308
SusWrite 212
55% 243 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 41
4K Mixed 25.3
87% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 189
154% 216 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 115 66 86 49 25 MB/s
Read 475
Write 333
Mixed 327
SusWrite 87.7
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 1
68% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 18
DQ Mixed 56.8
54% 90.8 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0105A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 171 67 32 33 75 MB/s
Read 450
Write 408
Mixed 17
SusWrite 90.3
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 8.4
4K Mixed 0.4
38% 10.3 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 1.2
64% 147 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0105A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 70 8.9 79 64 11 MB/s
Read 494
Write 426
Mixed 12
SusWrite 90.7
56% 256 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.3
27% 7.13 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jan '17
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $494

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 Comments

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

Dramatically improves the responsiveness of your system...

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

8 days ago.

Very good, fast and use it as a boot drive and for drivers on extra space.

Info  graphicscardhub.com/...

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


Good

24 days ago.

Tested both, this one was way better


Poor

6 months ago.

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


Poor

11 months ago.

Has a freezing problem and needs firmware updates.


Average

5 months ago.

could have used some DRAM, stutters when booting.


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Affordable and reliable!


Average

4 months ago.

Quite slow speeds compared to it's other slightly more expensive competition. I can't recommend it. You get what you pay for I suppose.


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