Average Bench: 42.4% (866th of 1012)

Based on 166 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC380S3120G, KINGSTON SKC380S, KINGSTON SKC380S3120G

Below average average bench

The Kingston SKC380S3120G 120GB averaged 57.6% 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 19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 44.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SKC380S3120G 120GB is 35.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SKC380S3120G 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 112MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 73.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 166 samples)
Min Avg Max
148 Read 215 271
100 Write 150 205
105 Mixed 159 218
77.4 SusWrite 112 144
35.6% 159 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.48 4K Read 19 29.7
16.5 4K Write 44.7 102
7.02 4K Mixed 16 33.1
72.9% 26.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 DQ Read 73.2 178
26.6 DQ Write 98.1 199
7.57 DQ Mixed 43.7 153
44.7% 71.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
97GB free
Firmware: 507A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 137 133 137 136 135 MB/s
Read 239
Write 148
Mixed 156
SusWrite 136
38% 170 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 36.3
164% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 82.1
77% 117 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 94 105 95 100 100 MB/s
Read 259
Write 150
Mixed 184
SusWrite 97
38% 172 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 33.2
121% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 98
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 61.1
63% 101 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 79 102 112 110 115 MB/s
Read 206
Write 152
Mixed 165
SusWrite 105
35% 157 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 55.8
4K Mixed 30.9
105% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 32.2
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 39.9
41% 63.6 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 85 87 76 78 MB/s
Read 168
Write 139
Mixed 147
SusWrite 83.1
30% 134 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 46.8
4K Mixed 27
98% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 88.4
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 81.4
67% 94.9 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 124 99 94 111 118 MB/s
Read 194
Write 178
Mixed 168
SusWrite 111
37% 163 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 34.8
4K Mixed 21.8
76% 25.3 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 128
97% 130 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 114 120 122 115 117 MB/s
Read 153
Write 167
Mixed 154
SusWrite 119
34% 148 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 28.8
4K Mixed 20.6
68% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 23
DQ Write 59.9
DQ Mixed 27.2
25% 36.7 MB/s
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 57 56 56 56 52 MB/s
Read 136
Write 122
Mixed 108
SusWrite 59.8
24% 107 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 21.5
4K Mixed 16.2
51% 16.8 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 16.1
41% 86 MB/s
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 73 84 70 72 70 MB/s
Read 142
Write 96
Mixed 112
SusWrite 75.9
24% 106 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 20.8
4K Mixed 13.1
40% 13.9 MB/s
DQ Read 29
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 56.9
53% 78.5 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 94 92 91 108 MB/s
Read 193
Write 109
Mixed 128
SusWrite 99.2
30% 133 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 9.3
4K Mixed 6.3
24% 7.53 MB/s
DQ Read 32.9
DQ Write 26.1
DQ Mixed 30.2
22% 29.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,096,164 SSDs tested.

Typical SKC380S3120G 120GB Builds (Compare 950 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 2540p

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