Average Bench: 56.5% (774th of 1016)

Based on 419 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A480G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SKC300S, KINGSTON SKC300S

Average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 480GB averaged 43.5% 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 23.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 74.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 480GB is 23.2%. 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 19.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 82MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 419 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 427 513
159 Write 231 292
190 Mixed 272 336
122 SusWrite 196 256
62.6% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 23.7 32.3
11.2 4K Write 19.2 24.6
9.73 4K Mixed 18.4 27.5
69.6% 20.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 170 232
18.2 DQ Write 82 110
9.7 DQ Mixed 74.6 138
69% 109 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 207 214 213 219 214 MB/s
Read 474
Write 303
Mixed 314
SusWrite 212
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 24.6
4K Mixed 27.4
95% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 90.4
DQ Mixed 120
100% 147 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 214 218 218 217 211 MB/s
Read 365
Write 254
Mixed 280
SusWrite 215
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 24.6
4K Mixed 27.5
95% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 87
DQ Mixed 116
97% 145 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 211 215 215 212 210 MB/s
Read 442
Write 232
Mixed 231
SusWrite 209
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 22.5
4K Mixed 24.5
85% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 98.2
DQ Mixed 134
106% 152 MB/s
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 183 181 190 187 184 MB/s
Read 414
Write 197
Mixed 188
SusWrite 186
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 23
4K Mixed 26.2
93% 26.7 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 89.5
DQ Mixed 106
92% 140 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 227 228 165 196 184 MB/s
Read 403
Write 243
Mixed 321
SusWrite 204
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 22.5
4K Mixed 26.4
85% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 97
DQ Mixed 108
95% 145 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 203 188 193 182 182 MB/s
Read 382
Write 234
Mixed 346
SusWrite 192
65% 289 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 24.5
4K Mixed 24.4
82% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 97.9
DQ Mixed 96.1
89% 141 MB/s
359GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 224 143 2 100 163 MB/s
Read 368
Write 246
Mixed 270
SusWrite 139
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 18.6
4K Mixed 19.8
65% 19.3 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 82.7
DQ Mixed 140
107% 150 MB/s
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 180 195 195 196 196 MB/s
Read 336
Write 232
Mixed 243
SusWrite 180
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 10.2
4K Mixed 17.4
57% 15.6 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 91.1
DQ Mixed 128
103% 149 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

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Typical SSDNow KC300 480GB Builds (Compare 1,166 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 WS - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,390

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