Average Bench: 65.7% (713th of 1058)

Based on 1,582 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SM2280S3120G

Above average average bench

The Kingston SM2280S3 SATA M.2 120GB averaged 34.3% 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 24.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 64.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SM2280S3 SATA M.2 120GB is 42%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SM2280S3 SATA M.2 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 201MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 212MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,582 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 448 503
65 Write 286 334
24.4 Mixed 212 252
44.6 SusWrite 201 324
63.7% 287 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 24.9 31
12.7 4K Write 64.2 101
8.8 4K Mixed 17.8 21.9
94.5% 35.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
126 DQ Read 161 168
39.5 DQ Write 188 227
17.6 DQ Mixed 56.4 65.5
75.3% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
21GB free
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 326 328 330 323 333 MB/s
Read 464
Write 341
Mixed 239
SusWrite 327
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 16.8
107% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 65.2
85% 151 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 307 213 243 44 138 MB/s
Read 459
Write 331
Mixed 245
SusWrite 187
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 19.6
108% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 61.6
82% 147 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 138 227 315 319 70 MB/s
Read 442
Write 40.4
Mixed 22.9
SusWrite 190
38% 174 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 21.1
107% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 64.6
84% 149 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 52 15 14 47 26 MB/s
Read 453
Write 317
Mixed 240
SusWrite 49
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 18.9
105% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 68.2
DQ Mixed 6.8
34% 81.1 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 126 25 136 92 111 MB/s
Read 455
Write 318
Mixed 234
SusWrite 123
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 22.8
4K Mixed 11.6
67% 20.3 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 18.9
54% 116 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical SM2280S3 SATA M.2 120GB Builds (Compare 38,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $425

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