Average Bench: 62.2% (763rd of 1058)

Based on 298,090 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA400S37240G, KINGSTON SA400S37240, KINGSTON SA400S3, KINGSTON SA400S37240G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SA400S3

Above average average bench

The Kingston A400 240GB averaged 37.8% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 89.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.7MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A400 240GB is 63.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston A400 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 166MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 256MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 298,090 samples)
Min Avg Max
237 Read 405 507
93.3 Write 300 444
18.3 Mixed 256 418
52.2 SusWrite 166 425
62.8% 282 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 25.7 35.5
6.9 4K Write 51.8 99.4
0.5 4K Mixed 21.4 41.8
93.9% 33 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.3 DQ Read 178 255
10.6 DQ Write 190 343
0.76 DQ Mixed 89.6 197
93.5% 153 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0105A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 96 49 92 126 65 MB/s
Read 494
Write 434
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 142
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 16.9
4K Mixed 0.5
43% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 1.2
73% 172 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,171,647 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Jan '17
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $69

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

Dramatically improves the responsiveness of your system...

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1 month ago.

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

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


4 months ago.

died after 5 months of daily use.


4 months ago.

for the price and what it give for everyday use, its perfect in the laptop as replacement


2 months ago.

Tested both, this one was way better


3 months ago.

Lots of people complain about the lack of dram, but given the price in my region, this beats most competitors.


4 months ago.

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


2 months ago.

others test show me diferent result in ssd! need check this not in all pc gives a true result in ssd https://fotos.subefotos.com/2353da9eaf3f3e7eaea222619bbf0971o.jpg


2 years ago.

Has a freezing problem and needs firmware updates.


18 months ago.

could have used some DRAM, stutters when booting.


2 years ago.

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


19 months ago.

Affordable and reliable!


13 months ago.

A pretty decent SSD for a faster boot drive on a budget.


2 months ago.

With SATA-3 cables/controller/motherboard and in AHCI or Intel RST mode works just nice! Weight is really light and the case is fully aluminium. Yeah, memory type of this SSD is MLC, but still performs very well.


17 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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