Average Bench: 67% (643rd of 1012)

Based on 1,182 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SM2280S3120G

Above average average bench

The Kingston SM2280S3 SATA M.2 120GB averaged 33.0% 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 25.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 68.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SM2280S3 SATA M.2 120GB is 38.3%. 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 202MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 216MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,182 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 454 506
68.8 Write 289 334
27.4 Mixed 216 252
51.8 SusWrite 202 324
64.6% 290 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 4K Read 25.5 31.7
15.3 4K Write 68.6 105
10.4 4K Mixed 18.1 22
98.1% 37.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
110 DQ Read 159 168
37.4 DQ Write 189 228
14.4 DQ Mixed 54.9 65.9
74.3% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 324 323 326 324 176 MB/s
Read 471
Write 323
Mixed 242
SusWrite 300
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 19.9
113% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 64.2
84% 149 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 252 234 51 92 77 MB/s
Read 504
Write 316
Mixed 249
SusWrite 156
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 21.6
114% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 61.7
82% 148 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 315 288 220 78 125 MB/s
Read 472
Write 334
Mixed 240
SusWrite 201
69% 312 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 20.3
100% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 60.9
76% 133 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 176 60 33 75 43 MB/s
Read 392
Write 132
Mixed 20.2
SusWrite 71.1
33% 154 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 12.4
4K Mixed 19
65% 17.9 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 28.8
66% 136 MB/s
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Typical SM2280S3 SATA M.2 120GB Builds (Compare 47,804 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 31%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation 21%
Surfboard

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $519

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