Average Bench: 65.4% (723rd of 1058)

Based on 1,569 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SM2280S3120G

Above average average bench

The Kingston SM2280S3 SATA M.2 120GB averaged 34.5% 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 24.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 63.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SM2280S3 SATA M.2 120GB is 41.4%. 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 200MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 212MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,569 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 450 504
64 Write 286 334
24.8 Mixed 212 252
41.7 SusWrite 200 324
63.8% 287 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 24.9 31
11.2 4K Write 63.9 100
8.39 4K Mixed 17.6 21.9
94.1% 35.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
126 DQ Read 161 168
22.2 DQ Write 187 228
16.8 DQ Mixed 56.3 65.7
75.1% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
25GB free
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 333 285 77 17 101 MB/s
Read 487
Write 342
Mixed 244
SusWrite 189
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 20.9
118% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 64.3
84% 149 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 209 107 17 283 162 MB/s
Read 441
Write 321
Mixed 229
SusWrite 168
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 15.5
98% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 64
84% 148 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 243 260 58 125 39 MB/s
Read 441
Write 324
Mixed 225
SusWrite 157
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 13.5
93% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 62.9
83% 149 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 193 78 135 36 144 MB/s
Read 378
Write 155
Mixed 225
SusWrite 137
50% 224 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 16.5
95% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 64.5
82% 144 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 88 66 112 33 57 MB/s
Read 455
Write 320
Mixed 242
SusWrite 90.6
61% 277 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 62.9
4K Mixed 17.9
91% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 56.3
81% 148 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 94 97 89 32 23 MB/s
Read 444
Write 317
Mixed 226
SusWrite 58.5
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 15.7
92% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 146
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 7
39% 89.4 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 133 61 101 40 115 MB/s
Read 373
Write 85.8
Mixed 200
SusWrite 109
42% 192 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 32.6
4K Mixed 15
79% 25.3 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 62.9
84% 150 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 58 173 208 273 201 MB/s
Read 428
Write 314
Mixed 228
SusWrite 156
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 6.7
73% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 39.8
DQ Mixed 41.3
41% 67.2 MB/s
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Typical SM2280S3 SATA M.2 120GB Builds (Compare 44,080 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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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