Average Bench: 57.6% (792nd of 1040)

Based on 494 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A480G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SKC300S, KINGSTON SKC300S

Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 480GB averaged 42.4% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 110MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 480GB is 22.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow KC300 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 20MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 94MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 494 samples)
Min Avg Max
309 Read 386 473
161 Write 246 298
209 Mixed 278 336
131 SusWrite 199 256
62% 277 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.6 4K Read 24.4 32.9
11.8 4K Write 20 24.9
11.8 4K Mixed 21.6 28.3
75.1% 22 MB/s
Min Avg Max
84.9 DQ Read 210 232
65.5 DQ Write 94 113
22.7 DQ Mixed 110 146
92.6% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 165 209 216 203 173 MB/s
Read 449
Write 224
Mixed 267
SusWrite 192
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 24.9
4K Mixed 27.6
93% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 89
DQ Mixed 121
100% 147 MB/s
269GB free
Firmware: 526ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 218 216 214 205 215 MB/s
Read 397
Write 228
Mixed 220
SusWrite 216
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 23.1
4K Mixed 24.9
89% 25.9 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 95.5
DQ Mixed 133
106% 152 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 179 186 165 128 197 MB/s
Read 387
Write 184
Mixed 250
SusWrite 169
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 21.5
4K Mixed 25.5
90% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 119
96% 138 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 257 267 262 211 241 MB/s
Read 387
Write 255
Mixed 327
SusWrite 248
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 20.1
4K Mixed 17.7
70% 20.7 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 117
100% 150 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 232 225 251 233 200 MB/s
Read 333
Write 208
Mixed 245
SusWrite 228
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 22.1
4K Mixed 18.9
75% 22.2 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 117
98% 146 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 139 121 127 135 140 MB/s
Read 463
Write 292
Mixed 300
SusWrite 151
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 18.7
4K Mixed 20.3
70% 20.4 MB/s
DQ Read 193
DQ Write 89.8
DQ Mixed 115
92% 133 MB/s
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 173 189 194 198 199 MB/s
Read 357
Write 220
Mixed 241
SusWrite 185
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 16.7
4K Mixed 15.4
63% 18.3 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 117
98% 146 MB/s
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Typical SSDNow KC300 480GB Builds (Compare 689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 6%
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $585

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