Average Bench: 84.5% (397th of 1058)

Based on 1,787 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400M8480G

Very good average bench

The Kingston SA400M8480G 480GB averaged just 15.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SA400M8480G 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 162MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400M8480G 480GB is 46.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SA400M8480G 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 314MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 322MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,787 samples)
Min Avg Max
243 Read 380 460
102 Write 323 449
114 Mixed 314 371
124 SusWrite 322 456
75.3% 335 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 29.5 38.9
18.4 4K Write 73.7 96.4
14.4 4K Mixed 33.3 41.3
126% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
57.4 DQ Read 213 287
53.2 DQ Write 277 344
28.8 DQ Mixed 162 212
146% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 436 450 456 456 456 MB/s
Read 333
Write 397
Mixed 322
SusWrite 425
84% 369 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 38.4
149% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 169
159% 243 MB/s
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK62B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 314 145 147 162 153 MB/s
Read 459
Write 410
Mixed 341
SusWrite 217
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 39.9
154% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 208
180% 265 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 458 452 291 3.1 2.6 MB/s
Read 369
Write 459
Mixed 363
SusWrite 278
83% 367 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 40.1
152% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 169
148% 218 MB/s
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK62B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 372 164 154 154 150 MB/s
Read 439
Write 161
Mixed 330
SusWrite 227
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 32.3
120% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 206
181% 269 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 333 435 440 55 2.9 MB/s
Read 348
Write 348
Mixed 249
SusWrite 252
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 59.6
4K Mixed 28.6
93% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 136
124% 186 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,089,522 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400M8480G 480GB Builds (Compare 44,137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B450M-A - $78

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $642

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