Average Bench: 67.3% (559th of 964)

Based on 15,175 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA400S37240G, KINGSTON SA400S37240, KINGSTON SA400S3, KINGSTON SA400S37240G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SA400S3

Above average average bench

The Kingston A400 240GB averaged 32.7% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 88.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A400 240GB is 60%. 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 169MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 273MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,175 samples)
Min Avg Max
287 Read 406 506
102 Write 291 448
27.2 Mixed 273 422
40.7 SusWrite 169 429
63.5% 285 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 26.7 36.5
12.9 4K Write 61.9 107
0.8 4K Mixed 24.1 40.8
104% 37.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41.4 DQ Read 205 273
16.7 DQ Write 223 340
1.11 DQ Mixed 88.1 210
101% 172 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 190 72 64 79 56 MB/s
Read 229
Write 383
Mixed 239
SusWrite 121
55% 243 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 27.8
130% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 207
182% 271 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0105A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 93 82 107 63 109 MB/s
Read 433
Write 393
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 126
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 12
4K Mixed 0.5
30% 9.33 MB/s
DQ Read 54.4
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 1.3
50% 112 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,690,586 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jan '17
AmazonUS $3910 mins
NeweggUS $393 days
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Typical A400 240GB Builds (Compare 12,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $848

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 Comments

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

Dramatically improves the responsiveness of your system...

Added 8 months ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

Info  graphicscardhub.com/...

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


Excellent

12 days ago.

Tested both, this one was way better


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